The Ontarion’s news articles cover current events and issues relevant to the University of Guelph and greater Guelph communities.

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A Look at Guelph in Lockdown

Details matter. At the beginning of April 2020, Photographer Alex Vialette began documenting the changes to the City of Guelph. The impact of COVID-19 can be seen throughout the city, both in small ways — like the “closed” signs that began appearing — and in other, more substantial ways — […]

COVID-19, Opinion

Unprecedented Times?

COVID-19 and the 1918–1920 Spanish Influenza Pandemic at the University of Guelph hortly after classes began in the fall term of 1918, Byron Jenvey, a professor of agriculture economics at the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), went to his doctor’s office after feeling ill. The doctor did some tests, took Jenvey’s […]



group of U of G students organized a public TwitterChat on April 1 to discuss fake news.  The discussion, called “Deciphering Fake from Real News During Times of Crisis,” was hosted by students from the “Literature and Social Change” class, and was held on Twitter. The organizers, Sarah Mallot, Rimsha […]

COVID-19, News

University Cancels Convocation

UPDATE: On March 27, the university announced plans to reschedule convocation, saying “our graduating students will still have an opportunity to cross the stage and we are putting plans in place for a rescheduled convocation ceremony.”   The University of Guelph announced today that spring convocation and the annual alumni weekend […]