People Updates

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  • After 13 years working with incredible and generous U of G donors, Lisa Hood is leaving the University to join the YMCA of Three Rivers as the Vice-President Philanthropy. She promises to continue her support of U of G as an annual donor, and welcomes U of G colleagues to connect on LinkedIn to stay in touch.


  • New Director of Real Estate Division – Sonya Donovan has been appointed Director of the University of Guelph’s Real Estate Division. Her appointment is effective May 2.
    Sonya has significant expertise in development, office leasing, investments and valuation. Sonya joins U of G after eight years at Oxford Properties where she most recently held the role of Associate Director, Development.