II. The University
The University of Guelph combines a tradition dating back 125 years with a progressive outlook that has made it one of Canada's leading research institutions. Our roots go back to the Ontario Agricultural College, Ontario Veterinary College and Macdonald Institute. These three colleges were the basis of the new university, established in 1964, and remain essential components of a much expanded and diversified institution that now includes programs in the physical and biological sciences, the arts, the social sciences, and family and social relations.