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June Convocation, Alumni Weekend Postponed

Given social distancing requirements for COVID-19, the University of Guelph has decided not to hold convocation and Alumni Weekend events that were scheduled for June. Vaccarino said the decision was underpinned by public health and government guidelines about social distancing and business operations, and the fact that both events require significant planning and travel. Many other universities have made similar decisions.

How Are You Handling Things? Q&A with OAC student Josh Moran

*** Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing a series of Q&As featuring OAC community members to showcase how people are coping with our uncertain - but collective - state. We’re hoping these will help connect and support our community (in a small way) during these isolating and challenging times. Look after yourself and those around you. ***

U of G Names New President

The University of Guelph has named a new president. Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), has been appointed to lead the University on an interim basis for two years beginning Aug. 2.

U of G’s Board of Governors made the unanimous decision today. The Board also announced that the search for the University’s ninth president and vice-chancellor has been suspended.

COVID-19 Update - Research Services and Continuity FAQ

The Office of Research is committed to supporting University of Guelph’s research community as our institution addresses the evolving outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19. The health and safety of University of Guelph researchers and our broader group of research stakeholders remain top priority for the Office of Research. The situation can change quickly so researchers need to prepare to delay or scale back research activities. The University is encouraging social distancing as a measure to help disrupt the chain of transmission of COVID-19 in an effort to protect vulnerable individuals and to reduce overburden on our health care system. In the Office of Research, we understand that members of the research community are concerned, and we want to assure everyone that we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our research community, and the long-term, continued success of University of Guelph’s research enterprise.

COVID-19 Update - Staff and Faculty Operational

Currently, all three U of G campuses remain open. Following recommendations from Public Health about social distancing to slow the spread of the virus, the University is implementing several changes. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, employees are asked to work from home when operationally possible. Employees who are required to perform a critical function and/or whose physical presence is necessary to perform their work as determined by their supervisor will need to continue to come to campus. Please speak to your supervisor for clarification as to whether you are required to work on campus. The University will work to minimize the disruption of this change on staff members.

Business continuity plans for colleges, departments and units will be put into effect to allow for the continuation of critical services. Some units may opt to reduce service offerings while continuing to deliver their core academic and research services and other supports on campus. These must be approved by supervisors."

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