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A profile photo of Dan with the words Brewmaster, Daniel MacKinnon B.Sc. Agr '06 over laid.

Q&A with a 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.

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.

Our Sympathies: Ken Carey

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Dr. Ken Carey on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Ken was a University of Guelph employee for 35 years, acting as research technician for the turf management program since 1987, as well as a sessional lecturer for the Associate Diploma in Tufgrass Management.

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