PODCAST SPECIAL: Student Groups Push Back Against Student Choice Initiative

Nothing sours your journalistic objectivity more than being emotionally invested in the story, but that’s the way it is for proposed changes to post-secondary funding called the Student Choice Initiative. The move might take away important funding for campus groups, and it might take away funding for an important factor to Guelph Politico‘s success. Continue reading “PODCAST SPECIAL: Student Groups Push Back Against Student Choice Initiative”

Gryphons Get Their Gripe On During Morneau Visit

On Thursday, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was met by more than 30 staff and students at the University of Guelph’s W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre for a town hall discussion. Morneau’s Royal City visit also included a stop at the YMCA on Woodland Glen Dr, and a roundtable with community leaders at Miijidaa. Continue reading “Gryphons Get Their Gripe On During Morneau Visit”

VIDEOS: Students and Community Warn Ontario Gov the Fight Has Just Begun

The weather Monday was unseasonably warm, but the rhetoric was red hot in Branion Plaza at the University of Guelph. Students leaders, politicians, and community organizers joined a province-wide coalition to reaffirm their anger in proposed changes to tuition and student fees from the provincial government. Continue reading “VIDEOS: Students and Community Warn Ontario Gov the Fight Has Just Begun”

U of G Prepares For Fight Over Student Fees

The announcement that the Ontario government will cut 10 per cent from tuition fees, and allow students to opt out of certain fees, has lit a fire under campus organizers. In the last few weeks, the voices of dissent have been getting louder as students and student leaders get ready for a big, province-wide demonstration of solitude. Continue reading “U of G Prepares For Fight Over Student Fees”

Bill Winegard, One of the U of G’s “Founding Fathers”, Passes Away at 94

Navy veteran, businessman, mayor, teacher, university president, Member of Parliament, cabinet minister, and life-long volunteer dedicated to the Royal City, his adoptive home, William Winegard passed away Thursday night at the age of 94. Continue reading “Bill Winegard, One of the U of G’s “Founding Fathers”, Passes Away at 94″

Divestment Debate Comes to a Head at Board of Governors Meeting Tomorrow

It’s Sunday, it’s minus 18 degrees before the wind chill, but at least the sun is shining. Despite that, over 50 people are standing at the corner of Gordon Street and College Avenue demanding that the University of Guelph divest the $38 million portion of its endowment that’s invested in fossil fuel companies like Exxon-Mobil and Suncor. Continue reading “Divestment Debate Comes to a Head at Board of Governors Meeting Tomorrow”

GUELPH POLITICAST #155 – Abhi Kantamneni

How do we better absorb data sets? Is it seeing all the numbers in black and white on pages of spreadsheets, or is by seeing it in a simple graphic that’s both colourful and interactive? Can data be beautiful? Can our municipal budget? The guest on this week’s podcast has already made the case that it can! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #155 – Abhi Kantamneni”

Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!

December means end of the year lists, and when you’re a Guelph news site, that means taking account of the last 12 months worth of stories and deciding which were the 10 most compelling. Here’s the year in news according the finest mind of Guelph Politico! Continue reading “Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!”

GUELPH POLITICAST #146 – Sky Gilbert, Professor and Playwright

Three days in advance of the Trans Day of Remembrance, and one week in advance of AIDS Awareness Week, the Ontario PC Party decided that the timing was perfect to question whether “gender identity” is a thing. To members of the LGBT community, and their allies, the fight for equal rights was once again front and centre. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #146 – Sky Gilbert, Professor and Playwright”

Proposed South End Community Centre Needs 150 Square Feet and $59 Million

Progress on the South End Community Centre looks surprisingly speedy as city council was given an information report last Friday detailing the broad strokes, and some initial designs, for the City of Guelph’s next great recreational and community meeting place. It’s going to have a footprint of 150,000 square feet, and it will cost $59,130,204, but there’s still a lot of work to do before shovels are put in the ground. Continue reading “Proposed South End Community Centre Needs 150 Square Feet and $59 Million”