Centres, Institutes, and Groups

The University of Guelph's Policy and Procedures on Research Centres and Institutes, and Scholarly Chairs outlines the process for establishing a centre or institute, governance expectations and reporting requirements. The official version of this policy is housed with the University Secretariat.

Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre logo Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre

The centre focuses on developing and commercializing innovative technologies and products that have an agricultural foundation including bioproducts (bio-fibres, bio-oils, and other commercial and industrial bioproducts), clean energy (biomass, biodiesel), agri-health (nutraceuticals, agri-foods), agri-waste management and other agriculturally based innovations that will help establish and sustain Ontario’s leadership position in global markets.

Banner for Arboretum Gene Bank Arboretum Gene Bank

Preserves the genetic diversity of some of Ontario’s rare woody plants and Dutch Elm Disease-resistant elms, and produces seed for restoration work.

Group photo from Bioconversion Network 2010 Annual General Meeting Bioconversion Network

Aimed at developing energy efficient, commercially viable and environmentally sustainable biomass conversion process that generates ethanol and high-value co-products. Mandated to generate innovations that will accelerate Canada’s transition from a petroleum-based to a bio-based economy.

Logo for Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre

Produces greener bioproducts as substitutes for non-renewable materials in many manufacturing sectors, consumer goods and services.

Canadian Arthritis Network Preclinical Laboratory

Addresses preclinical research and development as well as early clinical trials.