Federal Election Coming Sept. 20 – Reminder on U of G’s Election Policy

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On Aug. 15, the 2021 Canadian federal election campaign officially began. Voting will be held Sept. 20.

Front of Johnston Hall

Johnston Hall, U of G

The University of Guelph’s Election Policy outlines guidelines for campaign-related activities on campus and at regional facilities during an election period. Specifically, it outlines the University’s role in an election, as well as policies around campaign materials, usage of University facilities, and canvassing on U of G property and residences. This Policy applies to all campuses and facilities of the University of Guelph, with the exception of the University of Guelph-Humber, which is governed by an equivalent policy at Humber College.

U of G recognizes the importance of civic engagement and academic freedom and the role each has in developing global citizens. The U of G community is encouraged to participate in the democratic process and are may freely support and advocate for parties and candidates of their choosing. However, as a publicly supported institution, the University is non-partisan and neither supports or endorses any political party or platform.

Please familiarize yourself with our election policy and don’t forget to vote!