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Call for Nominations - Honorary Degrees 2020

The Senate Honours and Awards Committee invites nominations for honorary degrees, to be awarded at Convocation ceremonies in 2020.

An honorary degree is the highest honour bestowed within the power of the University, and as such is a reflection of the University of Guelph’s highest aspirations, mission, and values, and in particular where those values are reflected by individuals whose extraordinary achievements work to “improve life”.

Senate Meeting Synopsis for February 4, 2019

University of Guelph Senate – Meeting Synopsis

February 4, 2019


The third Senate meeting of the 2018-19 session was held on February 4, 2019 and was chaired by President Franco Vaccarino.

Statia Elliot, Chair of the Senate Honours and Awards Committee and Mark Lipton, Chair of the Senate Committee on Non-Degree Studies, commenced the meeting with a territorial land acknowledgment. 

Board of Governors Meeting Synopsis for January 23, 2019

The second regular meeting of the Board of Governors for the 2018-19 year was held January 23, 2019 at the University of Guelph Arboretum, Chaired by Board Chair Kevin Golding.

The meeting began with a territorial acknowledgement offered by the Board Chair and a welcome to Board members as well as many visitors in attendance.

Board of Governors Meeting Synopsis for December 20, 2018

The Board of Governors held a special teleconference meeting on December 20, 2018, Chaired by Board Chair Kevin Golding. The teleconference meeting was open to the public and a listen-in location was available on campus.

The special teleconference meeting was held to consider and approve the University’s Policy Statement on Freedom of Expression, which was required to be in place prior to January 1, 2019.

Senate Meeting Synopsis for November 26, 2018

University of Guelph Senate – Meeting Synopsis

November 26, 2018


The second Senate meeting of the 2018-19 session was held on November 26, 2018 and was chaired by President Franco Vaccarino.

Co-Chair of the Senate Student Caucus, Keely Kavcic, commenced the meeting with a territorial land acknowledgment.  Immediately following, Ted Cogan, Special Project Assistant, University Secretariat, provided an overview of the newly launched governance portal.

Board Meeting Synopsis for October 16, 2018

The first meeting of the Board of Governors for the 2018-19 year was held October 16, 2018 at the University of Guelph Arboretum, chaired by Board Chair Kevin Golding.

The meeting began with a territorial acknowledgement offered by the Board Chair. The President offered oral remarks and a welcome to the Board of Governors.

As per the Board’s standard practice, the Chair of each standing committee of the Board provided an update on recent activities of their respective committees, bringing forward items for information or approval, as appropriate.

Senate Meeting Synopsis for October 2, 2018

The first Senate meeting of the 2018-19 session was held on October 2, 2018 and was chaired by President Franco Vaccarino.

Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies, Andrew Papadopoulos, commenced the meeting with a territorial land acknowledgment.  Immediately following, University Secretary Gen Gauthier-Chalifour provided a brief orientation for new and returning Senators.

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