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President's Welcome

Welcome to the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus.

We are committed to excellence in teaching and research, and to turning knowledge into action. Your education at our Ridgetown Campus will give you the tools you’ll need to continue learning and adapting to an ever-changing world.

Not only will you gain a deep and profound understanding of your field, but you will also learn how to apply that knowledge to enrich your own life, the lives of others and the world that we share.

As a Ridgetown student, you are part of the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College, which draws on a long tradition of innovative and quality learning. You will work and learn with outstanding faculty and staff from both our Ridgetown and Guelph campuses who bring fresh ideas to the classroom and whose research finds real-world applications that benefit us all.

We look forward to welcoming you to our U of G community and to helping you achieve excellence as you pursue your educational goals.

Franco Vaccarino, PhD, FCAHS

President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Guelph

Director's Welcome

Here at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, we strive to provide top-quality education and opportunities to all of our new and current students. Whether you are considering Ridgetown Campus for a diploma or certificate program, you can be assured that you will receive a first-class education from top-rate instructors and world-class researchers.

Many of our instructors and teaching staff are world-renowned for their applied research in their field and are well-respected members of the University of Guelph academic community. Ridgetown Campus is part of the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), where there is a long tradition of innovative and quality life-science education. We are proud to offer a wide range of applied research and academic programs addressing food, agriculture, rural communities, and the environment. Our instructors bring real-world experience and expertise to the classroom, providing students with an unmatched basis for successful program completion followed by industry careers or further studies.

For the fall of 2017, we are pleased to announce that we will be adding a new associate diploma program to Ridgetown Campus’ academic offerings. The Associate Diploma in Equine Care and Management enhances students’ knowledge of the equine industry and prepares them to work in a variety of equine industry careers. The first year of this program will be delivered in Clinton, Ontario at REACH Huron, and at the Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, Ontario for the second year.

If you want to learn and develop your skills in a small, rural campus setting, then the Ridgetown Campus is the right place for you. The friendly and effective learning environment gives students a first-rate student experience that helps them grow personally, academically, and professionally.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus or answering any questions you might have. We hope you will consider joining our student body in the fall of 2017!

Ken McEwan, MSc

Director, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus

Page reviewed 09/27/2016