Join Gryphons Care and make a difference in your campus community. Interested in learning more about how to join the Gryphons Care donor group? Contact Maureen Brooker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think you have an interesting project that will "Improve Life" on campus and beyond? We have grants of $1,300* available for innovative projects that capture U of G's philosophy to improve life.
Guelph Graduate Mental Health Conference and Awareness Week
Krista Miller & Curtis Holmes
The first annual Graduate Mental Health Conference and Awareness Week was January 22-17th 2018. This week long 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.
L-R: Lisa Hood (Donor), Curtis Holmes, Krista Miller, Lynne Mitchell (Donor), Jason Moreton (Donor)
Sofia Fiorino, Kira Valentine, Madelyn Tabakos & Jordie Fischer
Wast(ED) was a cook off challenge during College Royal 2018 that brought together top chefs from the Guelph community. The challenge was to use collected edible food waste to prepare a gourmet meal. Three professional chefs competed for 30 minutes and developed outstanding creations out of vegetable ash (grilled and dehydrated carrot and onion peels), chick pea water (aqua faba) and kale stems. This event was part of an educational campaign to teach students how to reduce their edible food waste.
L-R: Lisa Hood (Donor), Lynne Mitchell (Donor), Sofia Fiorino, Kira Valentine, Madelyn Tabakos, Jordie Fischer, Jason Moreton (Donor)
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)
Take a look at the 'I am a Gryphon Pledge" video below for inspiration!
Step 1: Fill out the application above
Step 2: Be prepared to attend the Gryphons Care meeting the afternoon of February 13 to give a 5-minute presentation on your project to the Gryphons Care donor group.
Things to note: You'll be notified if you have been selected to present on February 13, by Friday, February 9, 2018.
Successful applicants will be informed the day after the meeting if their projects have been chosen.
*Funds provided through donations from faculty and staff of the Gryphons Care committee.
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For more information, please contact Maureen Brooker, Alumni Advancement Manager, University-Wide at email@example.com or call (519) 824-4120 ext. 56695.