New Academic Assistant to the Associate Deans

The OAC Dean's Office is pleased to announce Melissa Ball as the new Academic Assistant to the Associate Deans beginning on November 27, 2017.

In this new role, Melissa will provide support to the Associate Dean, Academic and the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies for matters related to graduate, undergraduate and diploma programming delivered by the College.

Sylvanus stands on Johnston green.

New Agri-food Trade and Policy Professor

The Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) is pleased to welcome Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor as an assistant professor in agri-food trade and policy. Afesorgbor began his role on October 2nd, 2017. 

Our Sympathies: George Roberts

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of George Roberts, OAC Class of 1960, on Saturday, November 4, 2017. George was a strong supporter of the College and was made a member of the Order of OAC in 2014 following a donation made with his wife Lorna in support of a new faculty position: the Libro Professorship in Regional Economic Development.

Our Sympathies: Bruce McCorquodale

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Bruce McCorquodale, OAC Class of 1953, on October 28th, 2017. Bruce's obituary can be found here.

Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Wednesday November 1 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St. N., Guelph on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11 am.

The OAC class of 57 stands around the cannon

The mystery of the missing cannon

The University of Guelph’s George III cannon named “Old Jeremiah” has been a fixture on campus since the 1880s when it was acquired by the Ontario Agricultural College and placed in front of Johnston Hall. It has moved around campus many times, but for a couple of years in the mid- 1950s it disappeared.

Our Sympathies: Gerry Stephenson

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Gerald Stephenson, professor emeritus, on October 17, 2017. Gerry, who joined the University of Guelph in 1968, was an environmental sciences professor in the Department of Land Resource Science and School of Environmental Sciences.

Student collaboration key in interdisciplinary product development course

What do marketing students and food science students have in common? While their majors may indicate that they have very different interests, the University of Guelph’s Product Development Management course is teaching students how to use these differences to their advantage through collaborative learning.  

Red onions and green vegetables in baskets

Thanksgiving Market 2017

We're hosting our largest market of the season this afternoon from 12 - 7 p.m.

There will be specials on potatoes, squash, onions, garlic, carrots, kale and more. It will be the last formal market of the season with smaller markets to follow in the next few weeks while supplies last and the weather is nice.

Hope to see you there!

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