Weekly Market on Campus

Have you visited the market yet at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF)? Right on campus you can check out fresh seasonal produce to take home with you. 

Get delicious certified organic produce from the GCUOF at the weekly markets hosted each Thursday from 3 - 6 p.m.

The GCUOF is located off College Ave E. on campus. Free parking in P18 at College Ave E and Dundas Lane.

Learn more: 

Invitation to Smoke-Free Consultation Session

U of G is transitioning to be a smoke-free campus in Spring 2019.  We recognize that this new policy will have an impact on those who smoke on the main campus and we want to hear from you. 

Please join one of the following 1.5h smoke-free consultation sessions to share your questions, comments and concerns:

The 10-5 Way: A Happiness Hack

It's no secret that happiness is contagious.  At work, taking time to acknowledge others and share a friendly smile or greeting can go a long way. 

In Shawn Anchor's book, "Before Happiness: The 5 hidden keys to achieving success, spreading happiness, and sustaining positive change,he shares a simple example that many organizations have now adopted called the 10:5 Way. 

The rules are simple:

Gryphons Walk for Wellness

The Gryphons Walk for Wellness during Healthy Workplace Month was a big success!

"The tour was interesting and well planned."

"​People that didn’t even attend the event heard about how great it was!"

Creating a Healthy Workplace Climate

On October 10th, 2017 Maureen McKenna facilitated a session on "Creating a Healthy Workplace Climate" during Healthy Workplace Month.  Maureen used her 20+ years of experience in organizational effectiveness to lead an engaging session for leaders on how to create a healthy work climate that can generate positive energy to power actions. She highlighted the importance of examining our behaviours and conversations at work to enhance work climate, and provided a practical tool that has the potential to make a positive difference. 

Celebrate Our Spaces

During Healthy Workplace Month, we asked faculty and staff, "What’s your favourite space on campus and why do you like it so much?" We encouraged our campus community to take a photo of a place they love the best anywhere U of G is and were impressed with the beautiful photos we received. 

The top three photos that were selected by the review committee are shared below: 

First Place

Vicki Shearer’s photo of Macdonald Street 

Marathon Race Image

The Power of Volunteering

A wide variety of organizations and associations rely heavily on volunteers to support their efforts.  Data collected through Statistics Canada, Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (CGSVP) found that 47% of Canadians aged 15 and over provided volunteer work in 2010.  What motivates almost ½ of our population aged 15 and over to give of themselves, their skills and abilities, and their time?  Why is there power in volunteering?

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