$15.5-Million Beef Research Centre Opens, Most Sophisticated in Canada

The most sophisticated sustainable livestock production research centre in Canada officially opened today. At the Ontario Beef Research Centre, University of Guelph researchers will hone the latest technologies in health, welfare and production to benefit the province’s 6,800 beef farms and others across Canada.

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New Admin Assistant

The OAC Dean’s Office is pleased to announce Jennifer Kingswell as the new Administrative Assistant. Kingswell will begin in the role on Monday, October 7th.

As the OAC Dean’s Office Administrative Assistant, Kingswell will provide senior-level administrative support to the Dean and will act as the first point of contact for a range of OAC’s stakeholders. She will also provide financial, human resource, and administrative support as well as office coordination for the OAC Dean’s Office.

Johnston Hall Student Space Renovations Delayed, Scheduled to Open Late-September

Strong progress has been made to the new and improved student space in the basement of Johnston this summer. Although the renovation project is close to the end of construction, there have been some delays on furnishings. Furniture is expected to arrive mid-September. 

The new space is anticipated to be ready for student use the week of Sept 23rd, 2019.

New Program Counsellors’ Assistant

The OAC Dean’s Office is pleased to welcome Michelle Cosentino as the new Program Counsellors’ Assistant. She began in the role on Thursday, August 22.  

As the Program Counsellors’ Assistant, Cosentino acts as the first point of contact for the students in the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and Diploma in Turfgrass Management programs.

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Meet Gloria, CHATS student

Gloria’s passion for agriculture and farming play a significant role in her life. Because of this she chose to study crop, horticulture, and turfgrass science at the University of Guelph (U of G). Gloria hopes to take advantage of her newly developed knowledge to become a certified crop advisor and stay involved with her family farm.

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New landscape architecture researcher

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is pleased to welcome Steven Clarke as an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, effective July 1, 2019.

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This Fall: Weekly Thursday Market

The popular "GCUOF Market" has returned! This Fall, every Thursday, the GCUOF will be selling its delicious seasonal produce from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Our Sympathies: Bill Braithwaite

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Bill Braithwaite on August 9, 2019. Bill was a professor at the University of Guelph and Ontario Agricultural College from 1959 to 2009. He was responsible for developing the orginal business program at OAC and taught many University of Guelph business students throughout the years. 

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Meet Shelby, BLA Student

Shelby is a third-year student in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program. Her love of being on the water and the beautiful landscapes of British Colombia is keeping her occupied this summer, but she’s looking forward to returning to campus (and Ontario) in the fall!

Our Sympathies: Lloyd J. Ross

It is with sympathy we share the passing of Lloyd James Ross on July 6, 2019. Lloyd was a 1954 graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College and served as president of the Alumni Association.

A celebration of Lloyd’s life will take place on Saturday, August 24 at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South in Fergus, Ontario starting at 1 pm, with a reception to follow. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any donations should be directed to the Canadian Red Cross or the Fergus Curling Club.

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