If you feel like you’re seeing Ontario Agricultural College jackets everywhere online and in Ontario today, you’re not imagining it — May 2024 marks 150 years since the opening of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), one of the University of Guelph’s three founding colleges. This month kicks off several planned events to honour the 150th… Read More

There are many challenges that have the potential to dash the business plans and hopes of farmers —from trade agreements, to climate change, and primary risks. Strong government policy is part of the solution. Helping shape effective policy will be one of Dr. Alan Ker’s goals as he assumes the newly-created Research Chair in Agriculture… Read More

The Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) at the University of Guelph will soon have a new dean. The school announced Tuesday that weed management expert Rene Van Acker, currently associate dean of external relations and a professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture, will begin a five-year term on September 1. “I am very excited to work with our… Read More

The dean of the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College is leaving the school to become the vice-president, research, at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo. Rob Gordon will begin his appointment at WLU on November 1st. He has been the OAC dean since 2008, coming from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Gordon also received a… Read More


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