Welcome to the University of Guelph

At the University of Guelph, Improve Life is both our mission and our commitment to you.

Whether you are a student stepping onto our beautiful campus for the first time, a faculty member teaching and conducting research, or a U of G alumni, you will quickly see that improving life informs everything that we do at U of G.

Our approach to research, teaching and community engagement addresses some of the most pressing issues facing our world today.

As Canada’s food university we are working to create a safe and sustainable global food system. Our One Health approach sees us tackle global issues that intersect across human, animal and environmental health. And our reputation as one of Canada’s top comprehensive and research-intensive Universities allows our students to study, learn and engage with leading scholars and researchers across a range of disciplines.

Our commitment to improve life is also apparent on our campuses.

We prioritize creating an exceptional student experience, being an employer of choice in our community, and to building environmentally sustainable campuses.

Underpinning all that we do is our deep commitment to creating a culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion.

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in many ways. During this time staying connected is so important. I welcome the chance to stay connected with each of you.

Dr. Charlotte Yates
President and Vice-Chancellor

Fall 2020 Message To Our Returning Students