A Message from the Provost

The University of Guelph is dedicated to the twin goals of advancing knowledge through research and teaching, and sharing this knowledge with the world to “improve life”. We aspire to be the best comprehensive University in Canada.

Our faculty and scholars are committed to innovations in teaching and learning, and to world-class, transformative research. Our increasingly diverse student community is enthusiastic about applying its U of G-acquired knowledge to issues in the wider world. 

We offer an enriched, inclusive, and intellectually challenging faculty and student experience across three campuses. We create opportunities for international partnerships and engagement and translate knowledge into action through our collaboration with communities, industry and the public.

As provost and vice president (academic) of the University of Guelph and the chief academic officer, I hold responsibility for all academic programming, recruitment and retention of faculty and other academic staff. I also oversee the recruitment of students (undergraduate and graduate), and creating the academic environment and conditions for our faculty, staff, and students to thrive. Aligning the allocation of our budget resources with our academic mission and vision is also among my roles. More about the Provost's Senior Team.

The University of Guelph is a special place to learn. To find out for yourself, I invite you to visit our beautiful and welcoming campus that blends traditional and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology. To find out more, please explore our information-rich website.

Gwen Chapman

About Gwen Chapman

Gwen Chapman joined the University of Guelph as Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences in February 2016. Prior to that, she was Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she served as Director of the Food, Nutrition and Health program and Associate Dean Academic in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Learn more about Gwen Chapman.