Family roots in campus conservatory garden

U OF G PROVIDED GROUNDING FOR THREE GENERATIONS OF GRADS All four seasons are captured in the named gardens that are part of the D.M. Rutherford Family Conservatory and Gardens marking the U of G entrance. The gardens and restored 1930s-era greenhouse were dedicated in 1999 during the 125th anniversary of the Ontario Agricultural College.

As the garden shows


Over the years, the iconic Conservatory Garden has evolved and expanded to become a marquee green space on the University of Guelph campus. New trees, shrubs, flowers and ground cover make the garden a place of great beauty and peace within the bustling campus. A haven for pollinators and a splendid place to read or

The New Alumni “Wall of Fame”


Call it a labour of love, a respect for history or simply a proud U of G graduate wanting to do something special to honour U of G alumni. The result is a meticulously designed alumni “wall of fame” outside of War Memorial Hall. Unveiled during Alumni Weekend, it pays homage to alumni of all

Outside U of G’s New ‘Home’ for Athletes, Alumni, Fans

With its graphite-tone exterior, contemporary design and impressive interior space, the pavilion at Alumni Stadium was envisioned as a facility where champions are made. In the heart of Gryphon sports action, the structure’s predominantly glass, east-facing wall has an elevated view of Alumni Stadium’s football field and track. The words printed on those windows delineate

June 2017

Outside War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph, during summer convocation ceremonies “A University of Guelph graduate can do anything.” That was a key lesson from what Martha Billes calls her transformational education at the University of Guelph. She shared that message with new graduates during summer 2017 convocation ceremonies — her first as U of

War Memorial Hall, 1 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2017

University of Guelph convocation, 2017 graduates

“Think fast.” Those words of wisdom came from U of G president Franco Vaccarino as he addressed graduating students during winter 2017 convocation. We’re rarely told to “think slow,” he added, but it’s an equally important skill in today’s fast-paced world. “Young people today are able to cope with and process more information and attend

Yukon Gold Potato turns 50

Yukon gold potato, developed at the University of Guelph, turns 50

Your favourite specialty spud isn’t necessarily a genetic descendant of Yukon Gold potatoes. But in another way, those gourmet potatoes in your supermarket or on your restaurant dinner plate might owe something to that popular named variety developed a half-century ago at the University of Guelph. Even just naming a potato suggested that “it was