University of Guelph

Campus in Guelph, Ontario

Programs

  • Agriculture (BScAgr)
  • Animal Biology (BSc)
  • Animal Science (BScAgr, MSc, PhD)
  • Biodiversity (BSc)
  • Biology (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Crop, Horticulture, Turfgrass Sciences (BSc)
  • Earth Surface Science (BSc) (co-op)
  • Ecology (BScEnv)
  • Environment & Resource Management (BScEnv) (co-op)
  • Environmental Biology (BSc) (co-op)
  • Environmental Economics & Policy (BScEnv) (co-op)
  • Environmental Geoscience & Geomatics (BSc)
  • Environmental Governance (BA)
  • Environmental Management (BBRM)
  • Environmental Sciences (BSc, Mes, MSc, PhD) (co-op)
  • Food & Agricultural Business (BComm) (co-op)
  • Food Science (BSc, MSc, PhD) (co-op)
  • Food, Agriculture & Resource Economics (BA, MSc, PhD)
  • Geography (BA, BSc, MA, MSc, PhD)
  • Land Resource Science (MSc, PhD)
  • International Development (BA, MA, MSc, PhD)
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology (BSc)
  • Organics Agriculture (BSc)
  • Plant Agriculture (MSc, PhD)
  • Plant Science (BSc)
  • Rural Planning & Development (Mplan, MSc)
  • Rural Studies (PhD)
  • Water Resources Engineering (BEng) (co-op)
  • Wildlife Biology & Conservation (BSc)
  • Zoology (BSc)

Co-op option: Yes


Why Go Here?

U of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities due to its commitment to student learning and innovative research. The community has a strong sense of social responsibility and is civically engaged. The Centre for Organic Urban Farming provides a hands-on resource for learning organic market gardening, urban agriculture and resource conservation. The local Bookshelf sells more copies of A\J than any other bookstore in the nation, and the magazine is their most popular title. The annual Hillside Music Festival at Guelph Lake has also been setting a fabulous example of how to run a highly sustainable public event for nearly 30 years.

 

Applied Learning

Guelph provides many opportunities for students to engage in practical, real-world projects. Students in Environmental Engineering complete a capstone project in which they work with students from multiple engineering disciplines on a design project tailored to their interests; past examples include nitrite reduction of industrial wastewater and groundwater remediation in Bangladesh. Environmental Science offers a nature interpretation course in which students develop and present a program at the nearby Arboretum. Geography offers a field research course which has included a 10-day trip to the Catskills in New York state. 

 

Extracurricular Activities

Student groups include the Outdoors Club, which organizes outdoor wilderness trips. Past trips have included camping in Algonquin, hiking in the Adirondacks and dog sledding. The Wildlife Club promotes nature-based outreach and public education through partnership with local organizations. The club also hosts annual trips such as camping in the Bruce Peninsula or a behind the scenes tour of the Toronto Zoo. Students living in residence can be certified as Eco Reps, students who promote environmentally friendly living and act as a link between residence and the Sustainability Office. The Teatree House Café is a student run initiative which aspires to connect the Guelph community to local produce in an affordable and socially inclusive way. The café provides local, organic and healthy meals, a great example of sustainable business practice and a comfortable space for students. The Environmental Sciences Student Executive runs an annual symposium featuring expert guest speakers, workshops and discussions.

 

Best Natural Feature

The Arboretum is one of Guelph's most beautiful natural heritage resources. Open to the university and the broader community, the garden is modelled after the Harvard University Arboretum. 

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