Author: The Ontarion

Arts & Culture

Finalists Announced for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

Awarding the top Canadian nonfiction of the year Each year, the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction is awarded in recognition of excellence in literary nonfiction, which includes essays, history, biography, memoir, commentary, and criticism. Each finalist will receive $5,000. The winner will be announced on November 5, 2019. […]


Using social media as a tool for justice

Panel held at Guelph-Humber discusses relationship between justice and media On March 19, graduating media studies students at the University of Guelph-Humber hosted a free speaker event looking at how social media has become the platform for social justice. EMERGE is a multidisciplinary project run by  media studies students at […]


Treaty No. 3 (1792)

The Between the Lakes Purchase (1792) By Dr. Brittany Luby & Dr. Alison Norman with HIST*1050*02 as part of an experiential learning collaboration with The Ontarion The Between the Lakes Purchase (1792) between the Crown and the Mississauga Nation, was to allow Indigenous and settler populations to co-exist in the region […]


Staff sustainability challenge

Reducing waste, one office at a time This year, The Ontarion staff have been trying to stay conscious of their environmental impact in different ways. In addition to a compost bin that we’ve added to the office, many of our staff members have made personal changes to stay sustainable. Tiffany […]


Ethics and autonomous vehicles

Five philosophy perspectives presented by U of G students This semester students in Ethics (PHIL 2120) have examined ethical issues concerning the introduction of driverless cars to our roadways. Philosophical discussion of these issues is extremely nascent, with the earliest scholarly publications dating from around 2015. For this reason, we […]


U of G President Franco Frackarino announces plans for oil extraction under McLaughlin Library

Operation will be part of University’s sustainability framework At a recent press conference, University of Guelph President Franco Frackarino presented an ambitious new project to begin extracting oil from below the McLaughlin Library over a 10-year period. Following exploratory drilling performed over the February 2019 reading week, an estimated 45 […]


Letter to the Editor

Re: The impact of the Student Choice Initiative on CFRU and the Guelph community What is at stake for the students affected by proposed cuts to university student services? In this case, those affected are kindergarten students working with University of Guelph campus and community radio station CFRU. Over the […]