OVC tops Canadian veterinary schools in global ranking

Veterinarians in surgery

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) placed fifth worldwide and first in Canada in the 2021 World University Rankings by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)international education network. The ranking lists the world’s best universities for research impact and academic reputation in 51 academic subjects and includes some 1,300 universities from 80 locations worldwide. OVC

Presidential search recommenced


The University of Guelph has recommenced its presidential search, naming a presidential selection committee and launching a community survey in support of the search process. In October 2019, the University had begun a search for its ninth president and vice-chancellor. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 the University’s Board of Governors suspended that search

New faces of leadership

Sharmilla Rasheed, Dr. Mazyar Fallah, Dr. Gwen Chapman

Since early December 2020, two vice-presidents and a college dean have been appointed to help lead the University of Guelph. Sharmilla Rasheed joined U of G as vice-president (finance and operations) in December. Earlier, she was vice-president (financial and information services) and chief financial officer of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. On Jan. 1, Dr. Mazyar Fallah joined U of G

People – Summer 2021

Brett Shepherd, B.A.Sc. ’04, MA (leadership) ’14, has been named director of U of G’s Ridgetown Campus. Dr. Natalie Carter, PhD ’15, Dip. ’98, is co-investigator of an ongoing research project intended to create new Arctic shipping routes that protect culturally significant marine areas that received a 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Award. David Drahos, BA

U of G now offering online BA

Student learning online

The University of Guelph’s College of Arts (COA) and College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) are launching an online bachelor of arts general degree. Registration for the three-year online degree is now open for the fall semester. Dr. Gwen Chapman, provost and vice-president (academic) and former dean of CSAHS, said she is “thrilled