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Reminder: 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”. 

Board Meeting Synopsis for June 21, 2019

The fourth and final regular meeting of the Board of Governors for the 2018-19 year was held June 21, 2019, at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics and was chaired by Board Chair Kevin Golding. This marks the final regular Board of Governors meeting chaired by Kevin Golding who completes his term as Board Chair on June 30, 2019. Shauneen Bruder became Chair of the Board of Governors on July 1, 2019.

The meeting began with a territorial acknowledgement offered by the Board Chair and a welcome to Board members.

Reminder: 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 June 3, 2019

University of Guelph Senate – Meeting Synopsis

June 3, 2019


The fifth Senate meeting of the 2018-19 session was held on June 3, 2019 and was chaired by President Franco Vaccarino. 

Jonathan Newman, Dean of the College of Biological Science and COU Academic Colleague, commenced the meeting with a territorial land acknowledgment. 

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.

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