Events and Commemorations for Black Heritage Month

February dawns and that means the time has come to mark Black Heritage Month, or, as it’s more conventionally known, Black History Month. Courtesy of the Guelph Black Heritage Society and the University of Guelph it looks like there’s going to be something to do almost every day of the month, so if you would like to help mark the occasion or are looking to learn more about our vibrant and vital Black community here in Guelph, look below… Continue reading “Events and Commemorations for Black Heritage Month”

Anti-Vax Prof Bridle Sues U of G and Others For Impacts on Career

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy movement in Canada, few people carry as much weight as Dr. Byram Bridle. And speaking of weight, Bridle is using his now to sue the institution that gave him tenure and where he was, until recently, a valued faculty member. Bridle is suing the University of Guelph and key executive and faculty members for $3 million dollars. Continue reading “Anti-Vax Prof Bridle Sues U of G and Others For Impacts on Career”

CITY NOTES: Holiday Events, New GYMC Head and Volunteering Issues

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 NOTES: Holiday Events, New GYMC Head and Volunteering Issues”

Women in Crisis and Zonta Launches “16 Days” of Activism

Lit in purple, Market Square hosted the launching of “16 Days, 16 Voices of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” on Friday night. Organized by Zonta Guelph and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, the in-person ceremony marked the beginning of 16 days that will spotlight one new message everyday that will talk about gender-based violence and how we can all do something to fight it. Continue reading “Women in Crisis and Zonta Launches “16 Days” of Activism”

RECAP: Guelph Police Services Board Meeting for November 17, 2022

It was a relatively low-key meeting before the turnover at the start of the next term, but if you’ve been thinking to yourself, “I wonder what’s been going on with the Campus Safety Office at the University of Guelph,” then this was a good meeting to recap. If you want to know about the current state of bike thefts on campus, the effectiveness of new programming, or other campus security concerns check out the recap below: Continue reading “RECAP: Guelph Police Services Board Meeting for November 17, 2022”

GUELPH POLITICAST #346 – STEM Women’s Work…

Science, technology, engineering and math make up the four letters in “STEM”, which is the subject of a new exhibit at the Guelph Civic Museum. In “Iron Willed: Women in STEM”, you can travel through the history of science and engage with all the great women that have achieved big wins in science while overcoming tremendous social and societal barriers thrown in front of them, even in the 21st century. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #346 – STEM Women’s Work…”

Highlights from Police Board Meeting: Homecoming, Hate Crimes and Surplus

It was a relatively brief October meeting for the Guelph Police Services Board, but there were some interesting details revealed in the course of the virtual conference. There was an update about hate crime stats in the city, plus some reporting about police actions during Safe Semester and Homecoming last month. Also, what’s the latest about the police budget for this year, and next? Continue reading “Highlights from Police Board Meeting: Homecoming, Hate Crimes and Surplus”

CITY PAGES: Tech Day, Poster Winners, and Search and Rescue Training

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: Tech Day, Poster Winners, and Search and Rescue Training”

CITY PAGES: Habitat Bonds, Community Gardens, and More Smart Cities Work

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: Habitat Bonds, Community Gardens, and More Smart Cities Work”

Couch Surfing, Tree Climbing and Fires Mark Another U of G Homecoming

The University of Guelph is very disappointed with the party animals who came out to celebrate Homecoming (#HOCO) on Saturday. A large unsanctioned party broke out – as usual – along Chancellors Way, but this was bigger and possibly more dangerous as demonstrated through numerous posts on social media on Saturday. The U of G has said they don’t condone the behaviour, but they might end up paying for it. Continue reading “Couch Surfing, Tree Climbing and Fires Mark Another U of G Homecoming”