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Q&A with an OAC Alum (Dairy Account Manager)

Our friends in the USA are celebrating National Dairy Month, in honour of this, we wanted to celebrate too by featuring some alumni who work in the dairy industry.

Our Sympathies: Frank Hurnik

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Prof. Frank Hurnik on June 10, 2018. Frank graduated with his PhD from the Department of Animal and Poultry Science (now the Department of Animal Biosciences) in 1971 and immediately joined the department as a faculty member. At the University, he started the first formal undergraduate degree course in farm animal welfare in North America in 1986, and was named a professor emeritus after his retirement in 1997.

The Value of Play for a Landscape Architect

Toy blocks, tree forts were landscape architect’s creative foundation.

David Fredenburgh, landscape architecture alumni, spends his days dreaming up ways to entertain millions of people.

Nikki stands next to a large Grober sign.

Q&A with an OAC Alum (Animal Nutritionist)

Our friends in the USA are celebrating National Dairy Month, in honour of this we wanted to celebrate too by featuring some alumni who work in the dairy industry.

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Q&A with an OAC Alum (Brewmaster)

Say hello to Daniel, co-owner and brewmaster of MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company. After graduating from the University of Guelph in 2006, Daniel continued his passions for farming and beer to complete his M.Sc. in brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK.  Dan then returned home to Bath, Ontario, to build a brewery from the ground up with his brother Ivan.

Our Sympathies: Lawrence Dickenson

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Lawrence Dickenson, OAC Class of 1968, on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Larry was a dear friend of OAC and was a loyal supporter of the OAC 1968 Scholarship.

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.

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