College Strategic Plan
The past year has seen unforgettable upheaval. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, the College quickly moved much of its curriculum and activities online. The adaptability and innovation of faculty, staff and students has meant that much of the previous work in the College has been able to continue, and new opportunities have been identified and tackled with agility.
The College has also looked to the needs of its students, especially international and graduate students who have been affected by the pandemic, and have allocated resources and financial support.
The violence and racial tension also seen over the past year reminds us of our need to pursue social and economic justice and to take a stand against racism wherever it is found. Our strategic priorities have been shaped by these pressing issues.
Strategic Plan News
Nokom's House is a research lab in the University of Guelph Arboretum that will bring together three community-engaged Indigenous scholars in an interdisciplinary environment. The sustainable, Indigenous land-based lab will embody the values that ground the research carried out within.
Guelph Institute of Development Studies board member Dr. Mary Anne Chambers is the generous donor of a new bursary to be awarded to a Black student in the college. "There is no shortage of talent, potential or ambition among Black students," says Dr. Chambers. "A commitment to equity requires us to step forward, to share our privilege with others."
With justice and legal issues becoming increasingly important elements of real-world problems such as immigration, racial and gender inequality, and debates over free speech, a new program in CSAHS aims to arm students with a deeper understanding of the legal landscapes behind these issues.