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Laura Nanne is presented a cheque by a prof in a suit

Meet Laura, OAC Student

Laura Nanne is going into her 3rd year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Honours program. After high school Laura headed to Australia to live and work.  After returning to Canada, she attended Olds College and worked in canola seed production before deciding to come back to Ontario to start her degree at OAC. Laura keeps busy with a long list of extracurriculars that involve everything from agri-marketing to dance!

Lizzie in suit jacket with name tag in front of presentation board

Meet Lizzie, OAC Grad

Lizzie Chan is a recent graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College. This newbie graduate is now working in food research and development. During her time on campus, Lizzie was actively involved, participating in various events and competitions, but still found the time to enjoy the Guelph campus. Lizzie recently shared her thoughts with us on her program, U of G and her plans for the future.

A Story Worth Telling: Chronicles of OAC ’53

Let’s set the stage. World War II was over. Canada’s and the World economies were ready to “take off”. In September 1949, 89 young men and 4 young women arrived in Guelph to study at the Ontario Agricultural College.

Seeing Student Designs Come to Life

It’s not everyday that class projects come to life, however for 55 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) students this is indeed the case. In 2015, the Town of Penetanguishene’s will celebrate the historic landing of Samuel de Champlain on their community’s shores 400 years ago on August 1, 1615. To commemorate this, and the fact that the town is one of the oldest in Canada west of Quebec City, the town formed a Champlain Penetanguishene committee which will oversee the celebrations.  For inspiration, the committee invited the class of BLA students to re-imagine the town’s waterfront and downtown space as a class project.

’83 Aggie Wins Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award

Karen Eastman Velthius, who attended University of Guelph and completed a Bachelor of Animal & Poultry Science degree with a major in Dairy in 1983, is the recipient of the 2012 “Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award” presented by the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO).

Making and Breaking Traditions

For first year Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) student Carrie Davenport, plowing competitions are all about making and breaking traditions. Carrie may be the 4th generation in her family to take part in plowing competitions, but this year she became the first woman to hold the title of Junior Canadian Plowing Champion.

Asparagus: Beyond Millennium

Asparagus is a plant with a pace all its own. On a hot day the stalks can grow six inches, yet it can take up to twelve years to develop a new variety at the University of Guelph’s Simcoe Research Station.

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