U of G Students Push Admin to Looking Again at Divestment

Over 100 University of Guelph students led a solidarity process with the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’an territory on Wednesday on campus, and then they went inside to push the administration to divest the university from fossil fuels. Although the U of G Board of Governors voted down such a motion last year, Vice-President of Finance Don O’Leary promised the protestors that he would bring it up again. Continue reading “U of G Students Push Admin to Looking Again at Divestment”

GUELPH POLITICAST #211 – A Novel Podcast on Coronavirus

What started as a mysterious new illness that effectively shutdown the Chinese city of Wuhan is now a global health emergency as medical professionals around the world are trying to diagnose, quarantine, and contain the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as the kids are calling it. New cases seem to be popping up on an hourly basis, but how concerned should we be? Let’s talk to the professionals! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #211 – A Novel Podcast on Coronavirus”

Monsef Gets an Update on U of G’s Efforts to Increase Rural Broadband

Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, made a stop at the University of Guelph on Friday to hear from researchers on matters of agriculture and establishing better internet connectivity in rural areas. According to Monsef, the U of G might have a big role to play to as the Federal government is looking for places to make investments.
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Scott-Thomas Allegations Continue to Reverberate at U of G, and the City

Any hope that the University of Guelph can now move past the allegations that got track coach Dave Scott-Thomas fired at the end of 2019 went poof last weekend after the Globe and Mail published an indepth interview with Scott-Thomas’ accuser from 2016. Over the last week, both the U of G and the City of Guelph have scrambled to show they are Continue reading “Scott-Thomas Allegations Continue to Reverberate at U of G, and the City”

CFRU Marks 40 Years on FM Radio, But Dangers Lurk for Campus Radio

On January 28, 1980, CFRU 93.3 fm went on the air. What started in the fall of 1964 with a small group of Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) students creating a radio society, turned into Radio Gryphon by the 1970s, and then evolved again into a complete community radio station 40 years ago. Although CFRU and other campus radio stations are facing tremendous challenges, it’s still being hailed as a cause for celebration. Continue reading “CFRU Marks 40 Years on FM Radio, But Dangers Lurk for Campus Radio”

GUELPH POLITICAST #205 – Got Organic?

We’re coming up on the annual Organic Conference at the University of Guelph, a tradition that’s been around for nearly 40 years, long before “going organic” was a thing. Make no mistake: organic is big business now, a method of food production and farming that in Canada alone is worth $5.4 billion. In Guelph though, the annual Organic Conference is where this trend gets back to its roots. Pun intended. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #205 – Got Organic?”

U of G Explains How it All Went Down with Scott-Thomas

Nearly a month after they fired Dave Scott-Thomas for “past unprofessional conduct,” the University of Guelph has offered a further explanation into the circumstances around his dismissal, and how Scott-Thomas seems to have enjoyed a position as one of Canada’s foremost track coaches almost 15 years after the first allegations were made. Continue reading “U of G Explains How it All Went Down with Scott-Thomas”

The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019

The year is coming to close, and the non-stop news cycle is about to go on a holiday hiatus. There’s been so much news to cover these last 12 month that it’s hard to nail the Top 10 stories of the year, let alone rank them all in order, but that’s the cross we bear in the news business at this time of year. So, without further ado, shall we get to the Top 10 political news stories in Guelph for 2019? Continue reading “The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019”

U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre

Every year, students at the University of Guelph mark the anniversary of the terrorist attack at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal with a vigil at the campus’ Albert Thornbrough building, which houses the school of engineering. The memorial hasn’t gotten any easier after 30 years, but the message remains clear: we need to encourage and support women in engineering and other science and technology fields. Continue reading “U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre”

GUELPH POLITICAST #198 – What’s in a Youth Wellness Hub?

Early this month at Committee of the Whole, there was a presentation on the idea of a youth wellness hub, which has attracted the interest and participation of over 40 different groups in Guelph and Wellington County. Such a big project deserves a particularly thorough discussion, and that’s what this week’s podcast is all about. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #198 – What’s in a Youth Wellness Hub?”