U of G’s Guelph campus is tobacco- and smoke-free as of May 31, 2019. We’re helping build a healthy campus for everyone in our community. Explore a map of the Guelph tobacco- and smoke-free campus.

“At the University of Guelph, we take pride in creating inclusive and welcoming spaces that promote the growth of all community members. A smoke-free campus environment prioritizes our collective health and wellbeing, allowing students, staff, faculty and visitors to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, research and professional work.” 

- President Charlotte Yates

The University of Guelph respects the sacred role of tobacco and other traditional medicines in First Nations and Métis spiritual and cultural practices. By becoming a smoke-free campus, we hope to reduce the use of commercial tobacco products while supporting the efforts of Indigenous communities to keep tobacco sacred.

U of G's Guelph Campus is Tobacco- and Smoke-free

Benefits of a Smoke-Free Environment

Smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable disease and death in the province, killing about 13,000 Ontarians each year.

Research shows smoke-free policies:

  • protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke
  • help keep people from starting the habit
  • support those who have decided to quit smoking

The smoke-free U of G initiative is supported by the smoke-free campus advisory committee. The committee's terms of reference are below.