New program teaches kids about endangered species

glass orb

Teaching children about endangered plants is the goal of a new University of Guelph program that aims to provide rare plants in zero-maintenance glass vessels to schoolkids across Ontario. Under an event called Conservation Through Propagation to be run by the University this fall, custom-made Living Glass orbs containing endangered Canadian plants will be sent

Improving global groundwater protection focus of $10-million gift

morwick groundwater research centre

Better protection of groundwater supplies around the globe is the focus of a new $10-million gift to the University of Guelph’s G360 Institute. The donation by long-time U of G benefactor Edward (Ted) Morwick is intended to support significant advancements in infrastructure, innovation, research and training. About 2.5 billion people worldwide depend solely on groundwater

New program rooted in Indigenous wisdom and practice

Students and teacher learning outside

Indigenous and non-Indigenous approaches to environmental protection will come together in a new degree program that is the first of its kind in Canada. The four-year bachelor of Indigenous environmental science and practice program (BIESP) will be launched in the fall. Based in the Ontario Agricultural College’s (OAC) School of Environmental Sciences, the program emphasizes

Charlotte Yates Named President

Charlotte Yates - Interim President 2020-2022

Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), has been appointed to lead the University of Guelph on an interim basis for two years beginning Aug. 2. U of G’s Board of Governors made the unanimous decision March 24. The Board also announced that the search for the University’s ninth president and vice-chancellor has been suspended due

Apprenticeship program bridges gap to employment

U of G students

Recent grads of the University of Guelph’s College of Arts are getting a kick-start on careers in the Guelph community through a new philanthropist-funded apprenticeship program. All new grads of the college can apply for the program. The Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program (GAAP) is a partnership among the University, the City of Guelph, local businesses