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

University of Guelph-Humber
University of Guelph-Humber logo.svg
Established2002 (2002)
Parent institution
University of Guelph
Endowment$10-20 million
Vice-ProvostJohn Walsh
Administrative staff
Location, ,
ColoursRed and blue
MascotSwoop the Great Horned Owl[2]



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

The university was established in 2002 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 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 programsEdit

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

Campus lifeEdit

Student governmentEdit

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


  • 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 WallEdit

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.[17] 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.[18][19]

Relationship with the University of GuelphEdit

Guelph-Humber has no degree granting power. Degrees are conferred by the University of Guelph. Guelph-Humber graduates are considered as University of Guelph alumni and receive alumni benefit cards from Guelph.[20] Outside sources often describe Guelph-Humber as part of the Guelph; Mclean in its university ranking called Guelph-Humber's programs "standout programs of the University of Guelph".[13]

Notable alumniEdit


  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. ^ When ‘going green’ means exactly that, Toronto Star
  18. ^ The Plant Wall U of GH
  19. ^ Guelph-Humber Plant Wall a Breath of Fresh Air, U of G News
  20. ^ Alumni Benefits and Deals U of GH

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