Latest Hospital Outbreak Over, U of G Keeping Masks

The pandemic continues to affect life here in Guelph and around Ontario (not to mention Canada and the rest of the planet), but it is affecting us a little less today. The latest outbreak at Guelph General Hospital has been officially called off, but across town at the campus of the University of Guelph, the continued spread of COVID-19 has forced the school’s administration to halt a planned end to certain mandates. Continue reading “Latest Hospital Outbreak Over, U of G Keeping Masks”

Chambers Named the 10th Chancellor of the U of G

When people have talked about normalcy at the University of Guelph these last few years, they’ve been talking about the pandemic, and whether or not students will learn in-person on campus. On the other hand, a return to normalcy might refer to permanence for the leadership team at the U of G. Charlotte Yates just formally assumed the position of president, so it’s about time that we get the announcement of a new chancellor. Continue reading “Chambers Named the 10th Chancellor of the U of G”

GUELPH POLITICAST #312 – It’s in the Wastewater!

The University of Guelph has been one of the leaders in COVID-19 research, and in the wake of Omicron, one specific area research took on new importance as the regular channels of COVID testing were overwhelmed. The future of monitoring COVID-19’s prevalence and resilience may be in wastewater testing, and we have the man that could write book on it if he weren’t so busy. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #312 – It’s in the Wastewater!”

This Week in Lloyd: Black Heritage, Climate Action, and Research Funding

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield [usually works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Black Heritage, Climate Action, and Research Funding”

U of G Execs Confident They’re Ready for Monday Re-Opening

The University of Guelph re-opens for in-person learning on Monday, and members of the executive team held a town hall on Thursday to send students, parents, staff and faculty a unified message: They were ready for the return, and all measures are being taken to make sure everything will be as safe as possible. In fact, it was phrased as something of an imperative that students return to campus on Monday. Continue reading “U of G Execs Confident They’re Ready for Monday Re-Opening”

U of G is Going Back to In-Person Classes Next Week

One week from today, the University of Guelph will welcome people back to in-person classes. It’s about a week later than originally planned in December, but it’s a return to campus at a time when health authorities are hoping that the worst of the Omicron wave is in the rearview mirror. Still, the senior leaders of the U of G are confident that they’re ready to deal with people on campus again in the safest possible way. Continue reading “U of G is Going Back to In-Person Classes Next Week”

City Announces How They’re Responding to New Provincial Restrictions

Almost 24 hours ago, the Government of Ontario announced a series of new restrictions on public gatherings, as well as capacity limits and new closures. On Monday night, the City of Guelph announced how they’re responding; which facilities are closing, which programs are cancelled, and what will be left for the so-called time-limited pause in the provincial re-opening? Continue reading “City Announces How They’re Responding to New Provincial Restrictions”

U of G Goes Back to Remote Learning Till Late January

It was kind of big deal with the University of Guelph campus re-opened for in-person classes this past September, half the current compliment of the U of G’s class of undergrad students had never known a year of post-secondary school without an interruption caused by COVID-19. and now, COVID has struck again. After their holiday break, all students at the University of Guelph will have to kick-off their winter semester from home. Continue reading “U of G Goes Back to Remote Learning Till Late January”

CITY PAGES: Winter Stuff, Cycling Needs and Shop Local

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Winter Stuff, Cycling Needs and Shop Local”

How is Guelph Marking Remembrance Day This Year?

Remembrance Day is a pretty deal in Guelph, and yes it’s a pretty big deal across Canada, but Guelph is the hometown of Col. John McCrae, who’s famous poem is recited every November 11 at commemorations around the country. For this Remembrance Day, those commemorations will at least be semi-normal once again, and while there will be no parade, their will be some hybrid public events. Continue reading “How is Guelph Marking Remembrance Day This Year?”