November 23, 2005
Source: University of Guelph:
U of G Launches New Book of Campus Photos, Memories
The University of Guelph’s campus and community have been captured in a new coffee-table book that will be introduced to the public Nov. 24 at a 3 p.m. book launch in the University Centre courtyard. The event will be hosted by president Alastair Summerlee. Chancellor Lincoln Alexander and book photographer Richard Bain will attend as special guests.
The 120-page book was produced by Bain and Binea Press Inc. in collaboration with Communications and Public Affairs, Alumni Affairs and Development and the U of G Bookstore.
Chuck Cunningham, director of Communications and Public Affairs, co-ordinated the project in response to numerous requests from alumni, students, faculty and staff.
"This is the University keepsake that many people have been asking for," he said. "Richard Bain's photographs depict both the beauty and diversity of the University. He's also captured the excitement of being a University of Guelph student, the dignity of our important traditions and an array of seasonal landscapes that I know will evoke many great memories for all members of the University family."
The book includes a foreword by Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar, who completed her undergraduate degree at Guelph in 1968. The pages of photos are also enriched by reflective quotes from several other notable graduates, as well as current students and members of the campus community.
Many students are featured in the book along with faculty, staff and visitors on the main Guelph campus, as well as on the regional campuses at Kemptville, Ridgetown and Alfred, the Vineland Research Station, and the University of Guelph-Humber.
Bain, a noted photographer whose work has been published across North America and Europe, has produced several other photo books, including works that document Waterloo County, the Niagara region, the Stratford Festival, the Thames River, the University of Western Ontario and his hometown of London, Ont.
"Through the University's diversity, a common thread exists, and that is the spirit and friendliness of the students, staff and faculty," said Bain. "The University of Guelph is a place that truly grows on you, a campus filled with people and places that touch your heart. I hope this book keeps the memory alive for those of you fortunate enough to have an affiliation with this great university."
The U of G photo book will be on sale at the launch for $40 and will be also available at the University Bookstore. In addition, a launch will be held for Toronto-area alumni Nov. 30 at the Boilerhouse Restaurant, 55 Mill Street, Toronto, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 28. For more information, call (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56934.
Profits from the sale of the book will go to the Chancellor’s Scholarship program, an endowment established in 2002 to honour Alexander on his 80th birthday and awarded to students who are aboriginal, persons with a disability or members of a racial minority to enhance student diversity at U of G.
For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rebecca Kendall, Ext. 56982.