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University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centred, our campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. We are known for excellence in the arts and sciences, and for our commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens.

Distance Learning Courses

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)



The campus was established in 1922 as a demonstration farm to address agricultural production in southwestern Ontario. Throughout the years the campus has grown and evolved to include a wide range of formal education programs, innovative extension programs and business development activities.


Over 24,000 students learn at the University of Guelph every year. More than 800 faculty teach here every year. More than 1,800 research projects to improve life in a variety of capacities are currently underway.Yet what the numbers don’t capture is how we live while we're here and after we leave. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged. They are passionate about being here. We are equally passionate about educating the whole person to shape better citizens of the world.That has been our focus for over 150 years: life, living, always improving.


The Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph research program offers a unique opportunity to address research needs and is located in the heartland of Ontario agriculture. Location, climate, and agricultural and environmental diversity are all important.


Library services

Pick up a course guide hand-out and use these internet sites, databases, book titles and articles to start your search for information in your program area: Agriculture, Environment, Horticulture, Veterinary, and more...

The Academic Skills Centre is dedicated to instructing, supporting and empowering students in the skills necessary for success at Ridgetown.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Founded in 1951, and became a University of Guelph campus in 1997.
  • Vision: Advancing society through agri-food research and science based learning.
  • Mission: To be a leader in applied agriculture, animal science, and environmental research and in life-long learning initiatives that are practical and relevant to society.

Sports facilities

  • Aquafit Classes
  • Boot Camp Classes
  • Cycle Classes
  • Fitness Classes
  • Pilates & Yoga Classes
  • TRX® Suspension Classes
  • NRG Plus Classes
  • Fitness Centre
  • Group Personal Training
  • Personal Training & Nutrition
  • Fitness & Yoga Certifications

Student clubs

The Ridgetown Agri-Food Foundation has an interest in the further development of the campus through participation in important fund raising activities and support to campus innovation and development.

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