The Office of Research oversees a $146 million research enterprise across seven colleges, our regional campus at Ridgetown, 15 research stations and the University of Guelph/Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs partnership. We are committed to supporting the research programs of University of Guelph faculty across all disciplines.
From the three founding Colleges: the Ontario Veterinary College (1862), the Ontario Agricultural College (1874) and the MacDonald Institute (1903), the University of Guelph, established in 1964, has grown to be one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities. Dedicated faculty and staff are at work making communities, environment, food and health better.
The University of Guelph’s Strategic Research Plan (SRP) promotes and advances research strengths on which the University has built its reputation for quality and innovation. The plan reflects the university’s strategy framework themes: catalyzing discovery and change, connecting communities, inspiring learning and inquiry, stewarding valued resources and nurturing a distinctive university culture.