Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

University of Guelph

2019 Silver Recipient
Healthy Workplace®

The University of Guelph and everyone who studies, explores, teaches and works there, is committed to a simple, shared purpose: to Improve Life. Established in 1964, the University’s reputation for innovation and excellence dates back more than 150 years. The University is one of Canada’s top comprehensive and research-intensive universities. 

As an employer and a responsible workplace, the University of Guelph is committed to supporting the well-being of the whole person. The University’s [email protected] initiative was created to support a thriving workforce, organization and community. [email protected] aims first to understand the University’s existing wellness supports for faculty and staff, then to strengthen those supports, and to implement new initiatives based on employee feedback. 

Gryph, the University of Guelph mascot, leads a warm-up before the first Campus Mile event where employees walked, ran or rolled through our beautiful campus.


Guelph, ON

789 faculty, veterinarians and librarians, and approx. 3000 full-time staff members

University of Guelph employees ‘Take a Paws’ from their busy days with certified comfort dogs.

“The University of Guelph is committed to supporting the well-being of the whole person. We strive to be a supportive, innovative and compassionate workplace in a time where interconnectivity has never been more important.”

Franco J. Vaccarino, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Guelph

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