U of G Labyrinth Project
U of G students, faculty and staff will have regular opportunities to access a labyrinth for meditation or prayer on campus. A large portable canvass labyrinth will be created by students and the Ecumenical Campus Minister this spring. The Labyrinth is an ancient, concentric, walking path design used across different cultures and times, for the purpose of meditation, contemplation, or prayer. Labyrinths can be symbolic of many things - a life’s journey, a safe place, new birth, creation - it’s up to the person walking it. Each experience walking a labyrinth is unique. Keep an eye out for opportunities to access this labyrinth this summer and tend to your holistic well-being.
L-R: Andrew Hyde
U of G Hyperloop Competition Phase 1
Madison Plumb and Murtaza Bahrainwala
A talented group of U of G students are designing and building the first version of the Guelph Hyperloop. The unique design represents their vision of how the Hyperloop transportation system will function. They have completed their designs and are building their functional frame and rail testing system. They plan on testing their design this summer. The group will be applying to compete in the Hyperloop Competition this fall with the hopes of qualifying to compete in California in 2019.
L-R: Andrew Newton, Murtaza Bahrainwala, Brennan Jay, and Jonathan Soper, Dr. Matthew Demers (Donor), Lisa Hood (Donor), Dr. Dan Gillis (Donor)
Empowering Women in STEM
With funding from Gryphons Care, UofG students were able to access conferences like the Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing in Halifax. Opportunities to attend such conferences allow women in STEM to gain confidence in male-dominated industries.
"Being able to attend CAN-CWIC and be surrounded by other women who are interested in computing like me was a very inspiring and life-changing experience. Through talking to other women and attending various diversity talks I felt a strong sense of community and learned lots about the industry in which I have chosen to pursue. I wish that everyone could attend a conference like this in their life to motivate them and inspire them to pursue their dreams. CAN-CWIC was an enriching experience that has changed my outlook on women in computers and has had a positive lasting impact on my life. " - Jade Legare 2nd Year, Software Engineering.
Guelph Graduate Mental Health Conference
The second annual Graduate Mental Health Conference and Awareness Week took place January 19, 2019. This conference was directed towards graduate students for unmet mental health needs on campus, by providing a safe platform to gather, discuss and create solutions for our campus. Look out for the third annual event in 2020!