University of Guelph-Humber

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University of Guelph-Humber
University of Guelph-Humber logo.svg
Established2002 (2002)
AffiliationUniversity of Guelph
Humber College
Endowment$10–20 million
Vice-ProvostDr. George Bragues
Administrative staff
207 Humber College Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 5L7

43°43′41″N 79°36′22″W / 43.728012°N 79.606041°W / 43.728012; -79.606041Coordinates: 43°43′41″N 79°36′22″W / 43.728012°N 79.606041°W / 43.728012; -79.606041
ColoursRed and blue
MascotSwoop the Great Horned Owl[2]

The University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) is a collaboration between the University of Guelph and Humber College.[3][4][1]


Guelph-Humber sign board outside the university
North campus of Humber College

The university was established in 2000 by a partnership of the University of Guelph and Humber College. The official website of the university says that it was created to "produce a well-prepared university graduate".[5] It is located on Humber College's North Campus in the Etobicoke district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The university offers seven four-year undergraduate academic programs, each of which grants a university honours degree from the University of Guelph and a college diploma from Humber College.[6][7] The campus of Guelph-Humber is also home to the University of Guelph's MFA program.[8]



When the university opened, it was intended for 2,000 students,[9] but it has since seen a growing number of applicants. In 2014, the university saw a 19% increase in applicants, when student confirmations were dropping overall at Ontario universities.[10][11] According to the official website of the university, its programs' estimated cutoff range is 75%–80%.[12] However, the university's vice-provost, John Walsh, said to the Toronto Sun in 2016 that the university's incoming average is 80% for all programs.[9]


Maclean's magazine described Guelph-Humber programs as a "standout program" of the University of Guelph.[13] Faze ranked the university's "Media Studies" program as one of the best journalism school in Canada.[14] The university's "very low" attrition rate and "phenomenally high" four-year completion rate make it popular among students.[9]

Undergraduate programs[edit]

  • Business
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Community Social Services
  • Justice Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Psychology

Campus life[edit]

Student government[edit]

Guelph-Humber's student government is Ignite. Students of Guelph-Humber can also apply to the University of Guelph's senate.[15][16]

Each of the seven programs at Guelph-Humber has an Academic Program Representative (APR) whose role it is to sit on committees with the administration, work with the other elected officials on campus and be the voice of the students in their program. APRs are the third representative for Guelph-Humber students beyond Board of Directors with Ignite and Senators with University of Guelph.[17]


  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • DECA U
  • Early Childhood Studies (ECS) Society
  • FCSS Society
  • Guelph-Humber Accounting Council (GHAC)
  • Guelph-Humber Advertising & Marketing Association (GHAMA)
  • Guelph-Humber Business Council (GHBC)
  • Guelph-Humber Consulting Association (GHCA)
  • Guelph-Humber Entrepreneurs Society (GHES)
  • Guelph-Humber Finance Society (GHFS)
  • Guelph-Humber Pre-Law Society (GHPLS)
  • GuHu Media
  • International Business Association
  • Kinesiology Society
  • Psi Chi (International Honour Society in Psychology)
  • Psych Society
  • Women in Business Society (WIBS)

Plant Wall[edit]

Guelph-Humber's Plant Wall is a new form of technology that uses a biological system to filter indoor air. The tropical plants that thrive on the four-storey wall are exposed to nearly a full day of sunlight from the large windows and rooftop skylights.[18] The wall has an area of approximately 150 square meters and consists of roughly over 1,000 individual living plants. It acts as a bio-filter and purifies the air that circulates around the building. Working like a humidifier, the wall warms the air in the winter and cools the building's air during the summer. The living wall also reduces the threat of airborne pollutants simply by creating a more esthetically pleasing environment. The wall also saves energy by lowering the need to bring new air into the building.[19][20]

Academic affiliation[edit]

Guelph-Humber has no degree or college diploma granting power. Graduates receive degrees from the University of Guelph and diplomas from Humber College. Academic faculty and staff are jointly hired by both the university and the college.[21] Guelph-Humber graduates receive alumni benefit cards from the University of Guelph.[22] Sometime outside sources describe Guelph-Humber as part of the Guelph; Mcleans in its university ranking called Guelph-Humber's programs "standout programs of the University of Guelph".[13]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2018-2019 Undergraduate Calendar XV. Summary of Attendance". University of Guelph.
  2. ^ University of Guelph-Humber Mascot
  3. ^ 5 things only Guelph-Humber students understand, Ignite
  4. ^ Programs of Study U of G
  5. ^ Our Story, U of GH
  6. ^ Academic programs UofGH
  7. ^ Profile: University of Guelph-Humber Toronto Star
  8. ^ MFA creative writing
  9. ^ a b c Is a joint program right for you? Toronto Sun
  10. ^ Students like diploma-degree option at Guelph-Humber, Maclean's
  12. ^ High School Applicant U of GH
  13. ^ a b University of Guelph: Ranking, profile Maclean's
  14. ^ These Are Canada’s Top Journalism Schools, Faze
  15. ^ 2017-18 Senate Membership University of Guelph
  16. ^ Student Government
  17. ^ "Guelph-Humber Academic Program Reps | IGNITE". Archived from the original on 2017-11-19.
  18. ^ When ‘going green’ means exactly that, Toronto Star
  19. ^ The Plant Wall U of GH
  20. ^ Guelph-Humber Plant Wall a Breath of Fresh Air, U of G News
  21. ^ Information for Staff & Faculty
  22. ^ Alumni Benefits and Deals U of GH
  23. ^ "Command Officers' biographies: Mark Saunders, Chief of Police". Toronto Police Service. Retrieved 2017-07-01.

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