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Learning at Guelph

At U of G, we believe that learning is a lifelong process involving much more than lectures and exams! We want to give you a first-class education through:

  • access to unique courses beginning in your first year,
  • instruction from award-winning faculty,
  • academic and personal support throughout your time here. 

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A Unique & Supportive Community

  • The Library: the top spot for students at U of G! You'll find quiet study areas and group study areas, along with millions of print and electronic resources. 
  • The Learning Commons: meet senior students for essay writing advice and finding sources, or learn how to manage your time; the Learning Commons helps you succeed. 
  • Peer Helper Program: this program involves over 200 students on campus, and is completely volunteer-based! Peers are a part of a dynamic team that help students adjust to university life, work through academic challenges, and provide needed university services.
  • Undergraduate Information Centre: this resource hub provides general academic advising and information to students. 

Students at U of G love their community. Our Student Volunteer Connections connects students with volunteer opportunities on campus, and beyond. From the Speed-River clean up, to Project Serve Canada, to helping at our local hospitals and schools, U of G students give back. 

Of course, that's not all. Before you arrive, you should become familiar with all of the services and programs available to you as a student at U of G. 

Outstanding Faculty

Our internationally recognized faculty members are not remote figures standing at the front of the classroom; they take a geniune and active interest in every one of their students. 

We are the first university in Canada to have had our president and provost hold the prestigious 3M National Teaching FellowshipFifteen of our faculty members have received this top honour. 

First Year Seminars logo.

These are designed to provide you with an engaging and interactive learning environment. With no more than 18 students in your class, you'll get to know your prof and all of your classmates. Seminar topics include:

  • Guns, Germs, Steel and the Great Escape
  • Baseball by the Numbers: Learning How to Analyse Baseball Data
  • Feeding 9 Billion Ideas Congress

Exceptional Facilities

Lang School of Business and Economics

Our new home for business at Guelph! It is transforming how students learn through hands-on learning, community engagement, break-out rooms, multimedia classrooms and the promotion of collaboration and teamwork. 

Summerlee Science Complex

North America's largest integrated teaching and research facility.

Summerlee Science Complex.

School of Engineering

Engineering recently underwent an expansion to house more space for labs, shop space, design studios and a unique rooftop area for sustainability research. 

Biodiversity Institute of Ontario

The world's first centre for high-volume DNA barcoding, which is the rapid identification of millions of species. 

Pathobiology and Animal Health Laboratory

Its goal? To strengthen Canada's ability to prevent diseases and solve health issues at the human and animal interface. It includes a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, teaching lab, and state-of-the-art research facilities. 

Online Learning at Guelph

Open Learning and Education Support (OpenEd) offers a wide selection of distance education courses from a variety of disciplines. Because there are no scheduled classes, you can take advantage of studying at a time and place that is convenient for you, from anywhere in the world!

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1