UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Canada, Ontario

The University of Guelph is a public research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. For the formation of this university, it took an amalgamation of 3 educational institutes which are Ontario Agricultural College, the MacDonald Institute, and the Ontario Veterinary College. The university offers more than 150 degrees including all the undergraduate, graduate, and associate degrees. The university has an association with many educational institutes like the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, International Association of Universities, Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, Council of Ontario Universities, Ontario University Athletics, and many other institutes.It is one of Canada's most research-intensive universities.   The university has strong ties with industries like Huawei, Canadian Space Agency, Research in Motion, and many other institutes which is helpful for students to gain experience while learning The University’s education is extremely favorable for the job market as 90% of its students are employed within 6 months. Currently, the university includes seven faculties offering 90 majors in diverse areas like Social and Applied Human Sciences, Engineering Science, and Business and Economics.

Campus Life

The total strength of the university is nearly 30000 students with over 1,500 academic staff members. Out of the total students, more than 1,200 are international students coming from all over the world to study at the university. The University of Guelph is also one of the leading universities, as it is funded with more than $80 million annually in research.The main campus of the university spans across more than 1,000 acres of land. It houses a six-story library called McLaughlin Library that provides students with more than 400 computers in the library and access to books, periodicals, films, audio-visual and archival materials, government documents, and maps. University's on-campus residences are student-friendly and loaded with modern amenities. It is believed that the residences are home to more than 2000 students with a separate residence for female students called Watson Hall.

Noted Alumni

The University of Guelph has over 100,000 alumni. All alumni represent the university in different disciplines like Alexandra Beaton,an actress; Mark Bourrie, a lawyer and a journalist; a research scientist known as Karen Beauchemin; a Canadian politician named Toby Barrett, and many more.