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What Will Remote Learning Look Like This Fall?

2020 has been a different year. Together we have stood up to a global challenge and together we will deliver the education and U of G student experience you have come to expect. We know University will be different, for both incoming students and for those still working on their degrees. Learn more about how we are adapting our academic programs and student services to broaden your future and improve your student life.

Your Academic Experience

Our faculty are ready and prepared to connect with you remotely and welcome you into your new learning environment. We are committed to improving your experience, taking advantage of technology and preparing you for the new future. We are ready and here for you.


Associate Professor Janet Beeler-Marfisi (Ontario Veterinary College) is breaking down the walls of the classroom to provide interactive and engaging material in her mostly virtual course, with some face-to-face class time for selected laboratory work.

Learn more about the novel at-home surgical practice kits being sent to OVC students.


Assistant Professor Dr. Peter Kuling (School of English and Theatre Studies) is using all the tools of multimedia and remote learning to ensure a completely innovative learning experience for his students.


Co-Instructor Danica Matovic (Ontario Agricultural College) is preparing her students for success in the agri-food industry by helping them build their resumes, complete job applications and mock interviews, and develop their professional and networking skills.

Learn more about a food science course that will teach students about the fundamental properties of food using a smartphone app, jewelry scale, thermometre and stove.


Associate Professor John Donald (School of Engineering) talks about the advantages of taking his fully remote course. Delivering his course through video tutorials and recorded lectures will allow students to review course material at a later date and as often as desired.

Learn more about 'The Quad', a new online platform for students entering programs in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematics and statistics that offers an academic hub as well as virtual connections.


Assistant Professor of History Kimberely Martin (College of Arts) along with 15 different professors will teach students about archiving and metadata, as well as becoming storytellers for future historians.

Learn more about this innovative new course that will examine the COVID-19 pandemic from a historical perspective.


Associate Professor Shoshanah Jacobs (Department of Integrative Biology) has developed a virtual forest lab experience. With the use of high-resolution giga-pan images, students will be able to remotely step into this forest as they are taken through the scientific process.


Assistant Professor Kathleen Rodenburg (Introduction to Business) explains how remote learning is not just a mirror of what happens in the classroom, it is in fact better and more interactive.

Learn more about U of G’s New Entrepreneurship Minor to Appeal to Enterprising Students.

Your Student Services

Student Services, along with Student Wellness have expanded their resources to welcome you into the U of G community. Together we will work to make your student experience at U of G rich, and meaningful.


Jennifer O'Neill (Manager, Fitness, Recreation & Client Services) is commited to providing a student experience that's fun and engaging by offering virtual programming such as E-Sports gaming competitions, GryphFit app challenges, and virtual fitness classes.

Learn more about the eSport tournaments being run by Athletics throughout the summer and fall; and the Gryphon Fitness Classes to Get Students Moving in New Online Format.

Community Building

Jay Rojas (Coordinator, Student Leadership) talks about the ways in which students can get involved in the U of G community. From joining an organization or attending a virtual event, to participating in the summer orientation and building connections with other students.

Learn more about the Virtual Pen Pal Program to Connect U of G Students.

Student Wellness

Jean Thompson (Wellness Educator) talks about how all Student Wellness support and services have moved to being virtual or over the phone. If a student requires urgent help, there are many resources available as well as the option of in-person under certain circumstances.

Learn more about a new U of G peer-led program that helps students build healthy lifestyle habits in their routine.

Off Campus Housing

Katie McLean (Coordinator, Commuter Experience & Rental Living) provides support for students living off-campus. Whether students are living at home, renting in Guelph, or commuting in from out of town, they still have the opportunity to feel connected to the U of G community.

Learn more about Gryphons Nest, an online community that will support first-year students not living in residence.

International Student Experience

Matthew Keefe (International Student Advisor) provides support to international students studying remotely this fall. From career-building workshops and post graduation prep, to handling any immigration issues that may arise due to Covid19, Matthew's team is hard at work ensuring all international students reach their goals.

Learn more about new U of G funding initiatives to support international students.