New Beginnings at U of G

Charlotte Yates

By the time you read this, the 2021-22 academic year will have come to an end. Students, staff and faculty will have written final exams, graded those exams and completed an abundance of end-of-term work. And yet, new beginnings are abuzz at U of G. Dr. Mary Anne Chambers began her appointment as the University’s

U of G community remains united in improving lives

Charlotte Yates

Do you remember what life was like before COVID-19? So much of our world has changed in just a few short months. What remains unchanged is our Gryphon community spirit. As I begin my role as president and vice-chancellor this fall, I have been impressed and humbled by the support that our community members have

Public Universities are Investments in our Shared Future

president Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino

Some 1.4 million full- and part-time students arrived at university campuses across Canada this fall, including almost 30,000 students on our U of G campuses. For those students and our wider society, our collective investment in Canada’s public university system will yield numerous returns – in ways that go well beyond strict dollars and cents.

Toward a more sustainable future

President Vaccarino

It’s among the most pressing challenges of our time. How to ensure environmental sustainability and mitigate our human impact on this planet? Environmental sustainability is in this institution’s DNA. From our founding colleges to today’s campuses, wise resource stewardship has been a constant in our research and teaching. Experts here study everything from the effects

Improving life is our shared promise

President Vaccarino

Looking around our campuses in Guelph, Ridgetown and Toronto, I see people engaged in learning, teaching and discovery. Those pursuits are important in their own right — and hardly a surprise. As a post-secondary institution, we’re all about education and research. But there’s something else humming through those endeavours. From a laboratory on the main