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History [ edit ] Before colonization, the area was home to a First Nations community called the Attawandaron who lived in longhouses surrounded by fields of corn. Working cash, working your smile. A training program is only as good as the Personal Trainers behind it. Brett King Trainer Brett has been a trainer with us since we opened in helping members and clients get to a Healthier Place. Pedal your way to a healthier you!

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Guelph offers a wealth of places to stay. From familiar large chain hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts you'll be able to find a comfortable place to hang your hat. Guelph Lake rents canoes in the summer. There is also canoe and kayak rental at the Speed River, next to the boathouse. The beautiful Elora Gorge is nearby, as is the Rockwood Park. There are spectacular trails through the city, and a free summer series of concerts downtown. City of Guelph Tourism Services: History [ edit ] Before colonization, the area was home to a First Nations community called the Attawandaron who lived in longhouses surrounded by fields of corn.

Get in [ edit ] By car [ edit ] From Highway Alternately, take exit , Brock Rd. The University of Guelph will be on your right after Stone Rd. This route is more direct and more scenic; however, it's slower than taking the Hanlon. At Toronto, you can transfer for access from the rest of the VIA system.

Westbound trains from Toronto take 70—75 minutes to arrive in Guelph, arriving at Eastbound trains take about 3 hours from Sarnia or 2 hours from London, arriving in Guelph at 9: One can also arrive from Windsor by transferring at London.

Get around [ edit ] Map of Guelph. This city travel guide to Guelph is a usable article. Supporting the growing role of veterinarians in research and educational initiatives related to public health, this four-storey building includes a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, a teaching lab, and research and laboratory facilities.

It is anticipated faculty will enter over , barcode analyses per year. This is in response to new mechanical, biomedical and computer engineering programs, increased enrolment in undergraduate and graduate programs and expanded research in sustainability-related areas.

Alexander Hall is an environmental teaching and research centre. The Animal Cancer Centre is Canada's first institute for comparative cancer investigation. It includes a linear accelerator offering animal radiation treatment available.

Originally built in the s and expanded in the s, the W. Mitchell Athletic Centre was upgraded and expanded to keep up with university and community's needs in the fall of F Mitchell Athletic Centre. The new ,square-foot Athletic Centre serves as an all purpose building, supporting students, athletes, and the public in a variety of new spaces such as a 22,square-foot fitness room, multiple gymnasiums, and a rock-climbing wall. On June 25, , No. Also on campus are the East Village Townhouses that were opened during the fall of The townhouses consist of four-, five- and six-bedroom self-contained units.

These primarily house upper-year students and international students. West Residences, consisting of the 78 College Avenue and Stone Road also referred to as Wellington Woods locations, is home to upper-year students. These students live among the Family Housing residents in either two bedroom townhouses, or one to two bedroom apartments only available at the College Avenue location.

West Residences promote diverse programs and includes many opportunities for community involvement. South Residence, the largest residence on campus, is home to students and over 50 Residence Life staff members. It was built in by Australian architect John Andrews , a Brutalist architect who has designed several Canadian university residences, as well as Toronto's iconic CN Tower. With 14 different campus living environments, U of G has one of the largest university housing systems in Canada.

The six-storey McLaughlin Library provides students with more than computers in the library and access to books, periodicals, films, audiovisual and archival materials, government documents and maps. The library has more than 1 million visitors annually. Students have access to library resources totaling 7.

Guelph students, faculty and staff also have access to electronic resources from any location at any time. The art centre is a public gallery and sculpture park which houses a collection of works, mainly Canadian c.

The collection consists of mixed media, multimedia and installations, painting, photography, prints and drawings, sculpture, costumes, glass, metalwork, silverwork and goldwork, textiles and tapestries. The University of Guelph ranks 14th among the top 50 research universities in Canada, the highest spot for a Canadian university without a medical school.

In the Canadian University Report by The Globe and Mail , Guelph was ranked in the top 3 in 15 of 19 categories among medium-sized universities. This included the top spot in course registration, academic counselling, student residences, information technology, campus atmosphere, environmental commitment and work-play balance. According to a study in by The Impact Group, the University of Guelph is Canada's most inventive university in terms of invention disclosures per full-time faculty member, and the number of inventions per million dollars of research funding.

Forbes ranked this university as number 63 on its list of Canada's Best Employers Other initiatives include development of air filters for manned spacecraft and research on changes in skin sensitivity and balance experienced by astronauts in space.

The agreement between the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, attracts a critical mass of research expertise to the university and the city.

Student government on campus is governed officially through the university's Student Organization Policy. This document, created in , provides the basis for accrediting student groups on campus. The student groups listed as Primary Student Organizations under the policy are:.

Each of the above PSOs accredit and thus are held accountable for many of the various clubs and student groups on campus. The CSA accredits the most student groups, with approximately 70 accredited today. Across campus, members of the Residence Student Government, known as Interhall Council , contribute to the programming in each hall. This group of 62 elected members works with students within their halls and are also responsible for facilitating a hall council for hall members to attend.

Interhall Council also acts as a liaison between students and Student Housing Services, University Administration, and other on-campus organizations. The governance of the University of Guelph is a bicameral system consisting of the Senate and the Board of Governors. The school colors are red, black and yellow or gold. UofG's mascot is a Gryphon named Gryph. The university offers 15 varsity sports for men and 15 for women. OUA only sports include baseball men , figure skating women , golf , Nordic skiing , rowing , and rugby union men.

Currently 7 out of every 10 Guelph students participate in athletics, recreation or fitness programming. The Gryphon's men's football team won its only national championship in The Gryphons are particularly well known for their exploits in athletics, having won the men's and women's cross-country titles consecutively six —present and seven —present times respectively. The field hockey team won the national title in Old Jeremiah is the name of an antique British naval gun that rests along Winegard Walk in Branion Plaza, at the heart of the University of Guelph campus.

Rumoured to have seen battle during the War of , Old Jeremiah was last fired in April After World War I , the gun's barrel was plugged and it was brought to campus by students as a sign of remembrance for those lost in battle. It is often referred to simply and affectionately as The Cannon. As a result of jovial rivalry between Engineering and Agricultural Science students "Aggies" , the cannon has enjoyed plenty of movement around the Guelph campus in the past as a result of practical jokes between the two majors.

Although it is nearly impossible to determine the cannon's previous locations, it is rumoured to have travelled all over campus, at one point even perching on top of MacNaughton a prominent university building containing the bookstore , and at another even disappearing altogether and showing up a day later on the University of Western Ontario campus.

Eventually, fed up with the movement of Old Jeremiah, university officials cemented the cannon in place where it sits today. However, as a final stab at humour, a group of students shifted the still-mobile direction of the cannon's face, and aimed it at the fourth floor of the University Centre, home of the institution's senior administration.

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