Acronyms - A

AAC (a-a-c)
The Advanced Analysis Centre at the University of Guelph is a group of research laboratories housed in the SSC. The Advanced Analysis Centre website is at www.uoguelph.ca/aac/ .
AAC (a-a-c)
The ARC Advisory Council offers strategic direction for the advancement of the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) mission. The ARC Advisory Council website is at https://studentlife.uoguelph.ca/arc/centre/advisory-council .
AAC (a-a-c)
The Athletics Advisory Council is advisory to the University President and the Director of Athletics on policy matters dealing with the athletics program, and use of University athletics facilities. Membership includes 11 student members, 4 University staff members and ex-officio members (that are non-voting).
AAD
Alumni Affairs and Development is the name of the department responsible for both friend and fund raising at the University. The Alumni Affairs and Development website is at www.alumni.uoguelph.ca/ .
ABC (a-b-c)
Awareness, Balance, Choice Logo Awareness, Balance, Choice  is an alcohol education program run by a committee of staff and students that promotes responsible drinking across campus. It is located on the 2nd floor of the J.T. Powell Building in the Wellness Centre and Promotion Centre. Online at https://wellness.uoguelph.ca/wec or reached by phone at 519-824-4120 extension 53327.
ABIO
Animal Biology is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
AC
WF Mitchell Athletics Centre The W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre (at the east end of Reynolds Walk) houses fitness facilities in addition to the Department of Athletics’ administrative offices. Redevelopment of the facilities continue with a $60 million renovation and 120,000 square foot expansion and can be followed on-line at http://gryphons.ca/news/2014/5/15/Facilities_0515145051.aspx.
ACCT
Accounting is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
ACMHW
The Advisory Committee on Mental Health and Wellness is co-chaired by the Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs). It was struck in 2014 and is charged with playing a leading role in evaluating mental health priorities at Guelph, identifying programs and assessing outcomes, and determining opportunities for collaboration within and outside of the university. Information about the Advisory Committee on Mental Health and Wellness is on the web at www.uoguelph.ca/news/2014/03/advisory_commit_1.html .
ADA
Associate Dean (Academic) is a title of a role in each Dean's Office. The names and contact information for ADA incumbents are included in the Deans List.
Add
The Add Period is at the beginning of each semester. During this period of time students can add courses to their schedule.
Add/Drop
The Add Period is at the beginning of each semester. During this period of time students can add courses to their schedule. One-semester courses can be dropped without academic penalty until the 40th class day. Two-semester courses can be dropped until the last day of the Add Period of the second semester.
ADEV
Adult Development is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
Aggies (ag-ees)
Aggies is the nickname historically given to students studying agriculture (see SFOAC).
AGR
Agriculture is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
AGRO
The Agronomy Building is located on the Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, Ontario (see the Ridgetown Campus map at www.ridgetownc.uoguelph.ca/aboutus/campusmap.cfm for location).
AGRS
Agricultural Science is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
AHN
Applied Human Nutrition is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
Airport Lounge
The Airport Lounge is the UC Level 2 seating area that overlooks the south side of the UC Courtyard.
ALC
Academic Learning Community refers to residence communities comprised of first year students in the same academic program. Each cluster is led by an upper year student from the same academic program that is employed by Student Housing Services. Information about Academic Learning Communities is on the web at www.housing.uoguelph.ca/page.cfm?id=44e07895-d61e-4275-999c-8ecbb23b2851 .
ALEX
Alexander Hall Alexander Hall is on Gordon Street on the south side of Reynolds Walk. Formally called the Axelrod Building, it was renamed to honour Chancellor Emeritus Lincoln Alexander.
Alfred
Campus d'Alfred was the University's Eastern Ontario campus that delivered Associate Diploma programs in the French language until 2015.
Alumni House
Alumni House Alumni House is a board and batten, timber-framed structure that is located on Arboretum Road next to the CCLC. It was built in 1879 as a carriage house for the principal of the OAC. It was moved from a central campus location in 1930 and became an office building in 1978. It houses AAD.
Alumni Stadium
Alumni Stadium Alumni Stadium is the name of the football stadium and outdoor running track facility. It is located between Powerhouse Lane and East Ring Road at College Avenue East.
ANCC
OVC Animal Cancer Centre houses the Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation (ICCI).
ANNEX
A storage facility for infrequently used TUG resources that can be accessed by students. To access students make a request for delivery to an on-campus library location through TRELLIS or at the Library service desk.
ANNU (ann-ew)
Animal Science and Nutrition Building Animal Science and Nutrition is located at the west end of Reynolds Walk on the west side of Gordon Street. It is home to the Departments of Animal and Poultry Science and Human Biology and Nutritional Science.
ANSC
Animal Science is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
ANTH
Anthropology is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
APC
Academic Program Co-ordinator is a common term given to academic advisor assigned to each Associate Diploma program at the regional campus sites. In University terms these people fulfill the role of Program Counsellor for each program.
APDAC (ap-dack)
The Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee is composed of student, staff and faculty representatives and is responsible for identifying barriers at the University for people with disabilities and for promoting the removal of these barriers so that services and facilities at the University meet everyone’s needs. Information about the Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee is on the web at www.uoguelph.ca/accessibility/apdac.shtml .
Applicant Information Days
March/April information program for applicants to Ridgetown Campus.
APM
Academic Program Meetings are held once during Orientation Week. They are an opportunity for incoming students to learn critical information about their degree program and resources.
APS
The Animal and Poultry Science Building is located on the Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, Ontario (see the Ridgetown Campus map at www.ridgetownc.uoguelph.ca/aboutus/campusmap.cfm for location).
APSC
Applied Plant Science is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
ARB
The Arboretum Centre is located at the east side of the Arboretum (see below) and is accessible either by walking through the Arboretum from the east end of Arboretum Road (by the Soccer Complex) or by car from College Avenue, just west of Victoria Road.
Arboretum
The Arboretum is a 408-acre conservation-type area filled with 5 miles of jogging and hiking trails, theme gardens, and an interpretive centre. It is located behind East Residence and can be accessed from Arboretum Road off of East Ring Road. Information about the Arboretum can be found on the web at www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum/ .
ARC
The Aboriginal Resource Centre provides a culturally supportive environment that promotes academic excellence and the intellectual, spiritual and emotional development of Aboriginal students. It is located in FEDB 102 and can be seen on the web at www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca/arc/ and/or reached by email at arc@uoguelph.ca or by phone at 519-824-4120 extension 58074.
ARTH
Art History is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
ASG
Accounting Society of Guelph
ASK
The Ask Workshop, offered by The Wellness Education Centre, discusses respectful relationships, personal safety, and other effective communication methods in an effort to prevent sexual assault.
ASO
Accredited Student Organizations are clubs, societies, and councils granted status by a PSO (defined by the Student Organization Policy). The PSO is responsible for the actions of the ASOs they grant standing to and must ensure the ASO complies with all University policies and procedures.
@Guelph (at-guelf)
@Guelph was an on-line University newspaper that was published bi-weekly by Communications and Public Affairs. For University of Guelph campus news please see http://news.uoguelph.ca/.
AUCC
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada was the former name of Universities Canada.
AVPA
The Associate Vice-President (Academic) is responsible for the content and administration of all undergraduate programs.
AVPR
The Associate Vice-President (Research) has responsibilities for the University’s diverse and comprehensive research enterprise and acts as the University’s chief research officer.
AVPSA
The Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs) is responsible for student services programs at the University.
AWL (a-w-l)
Acceptance Without Limits Logo Acceptance without Limits is a committee run by the Wellness Centre that focuses on body image & eating disorders awareness. Contact number is 519-824-4120 extension 53327.
AXEL
Axelrod Building is the former/original name of ALEX. It was named for Dr. Herbert Axelrod, an American epidemiologist who donated a world class collection of museum-quality fossils to the University in 1989.