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U of G Planning Iconic Honey Bee Research Centre

The University of Guelph will turn its long-standing research prowess in pollinator health and conservation into North America’s first one-stop shop for honey bee research, education and outreach.

$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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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!

Danica Matovic

New internship specialist joins OAC Dean's Office

The OAC Dean’s Office is pleased to announce Danica Matovic as the new internship specialist for the college. She begins in the role on August 13, 2019.

In this role, Matovic will develop further experiential learning and employment opportunities for OAC undergraduate students.

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New rural planning researchers

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is pleased to announce Sara Epp and Silvia Sarapura as new assistant professors in Rural Planning and Development effective July 1st and August 1st respectively.

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