Why Attend Science and Engineering Sunday?

Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2019


If you’re curious about studying science or engineering at the U of G, you don’t want to miss out on this special event!  Science and Engineering Sunday is our annual open house just for prospective science or engineering students and their families***.  On this day, you’ll be able to meet students and faculty, attend info sessions, observe student demonstrations, explore our facilities, and tour our campus and residences.  Read on below to see why you should come join us on Sunday, November 10th for this highly-anticipated event!

*** The following degree programs will be represented at Science and Engineering Sunday:

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Computing
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (A special information session will be held just for prospective students interested in pursuing vet med one day!)

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Reason #1:  Meet with Science and Engineering faculty, staff, and students

Interested in learning about course offerings?  Want to know what it takes to succeed in our rigorous science and engineering programs?  Curious about how current Gryphons balance academics and student life?  You’ll get a chance to have all your burning questions answered by students, faculty, and staff during tours, demonstrations, and our Student Services and Academic Resource Fair.  You’ll also be able to get a feel for the collaborative and supportive environment of our Science and Engineering departments!

Reason #2: Explore our state-of-the-art labs and research facilities

U of G researchers attract over $20M in funding for basic and applied research every year (the highest sum for a Canadian university); which translates to state-of-the-art labs and facilities for our students and researchers.  Explore our learning areas like the MacNaughton Building, the Thornborough Engineering Complex, the Bovey Greenhouse, our brand new Computing complex in the Reynolds Building, and the Summerlee Science Complex - the heart of the B.Sci program at the U of G and North America's largest integrated teaching and research facility.

Reason #3: Shadow labs, view demonstrations, and more!

Let our students and faculty show you first-hand what life is like studying science or engineering at the U of G!  Shadow lab sessions, observe student projects and research, participate in activities, and catch fascinating scientific demonstrations and displays.

Reason #4: Attend the Student Services and Academic Resource Fair

Wondering about financial aid and scholarships?  Want to learn about joining the Guelph Gryphons athletics teams?  Curious about health and wellness services on campus?  Interested in learning about our campus food?  (Not to brag, but ours is consistently rated the best in the country!)  Look no further than our Student Services and Academic Resource Fair!  Representatives will be there to fill you in on all the services and resources on campus, including:

  • Co-op and Experiential Learning
  • Student Housing
  • Athletics
  • Hospitality Services
  • Student Wellness
  • Admission Services
  • Student Financial Services
  • Student Wellness
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • And many more!

Reason #5: Experience the U of G outside the classroom!

What will university life look like when you’re not learning in our state-of-the-art science and engineering facilities?  Participate in a campus tour and drop-in on residence rooms to find out!  Exploring campus will give you the opportunity to feel like part of our famously vibrant and close-knit Gryphon family for a day and get a sense for why our students are among Canada’s most satisfied.

Ready to start your journey into U of G science and engineering?  Learn more and register on our website.  Not all programs run all day long, so make sure to consult the day schedule so you don’t miss out of any part of this exciting open house day!  See you on campus on November 10th, and in the meantime, check out our video from last year’s Science and Engineering Sunday on YouTube!

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