Campus: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo -- July 2, 2003
Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Canada's Historic
University of Guelph Join to Offer Agribusiness Exchange Program
Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture and the Ontario Agricultural
College of the University of Guelph in Canada have joined forces to
offer an exchange program for both students and faculty.
The historic university outside Toronto is the premier agricultural
research university of Canada, said Cal Poly Agribusiness Professor
Wayne Howard. The University of Guelph was originally founded as an
agricultural college in 1874, and includes a school of veterinary medicine.
Beginning in fall term 2003, Cal Poly students will be able to sign
up for a term of study at the University of Guelph, and students there
will be able to spend a term at Cal Poly, taking courses for credit
toward their degrees. The exchange program allows up to six students
per term from each campus to participate in the exchange. The universities
will also participate in a faculty exchange program for agriculture
professors, Howard said.
The exchange program will strengthen agricultural programs at both colleges,
said Howard, who taught at the University of Guelph for 12 years. Cal
Poly students will be able to take any courses Guelph offers, including
organic agriculture and food science, two areas in which the University
of Guelph is a North American leader, Howard explained. Students from
Guelph will be able to take advantage of Cal Poly’s strong programs
in agribusiness management, dairy management, irrigation and pest management
and viticulture, Howard said.
Cal Poly’s Landscape Architecture Department in the College of
Architecture and Environmental Design already has an exchange program
with the University of Guelph, which offers landscape architecture through
its Ontario College of Agriculture, Howard added.
For more information about the University of Guelph, visit the university’s
Web site at www.uoguelph.ca, or
contact Wayne Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details about Cal Poly, visit the university’s Web site at
Contact: Wayne Howard (805) 756-5022