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As a graduate of the University of Guelph, you're automatically a member of the University of Guelph Alumni Association (UGAA). All Guelph graduates are eligible for great services and benefits, and have opportunities to get involved with their alma mater by attending events, volunteering, joining chapters and other constituent groups. We invite you to stay connected to the # 1 University in Canada and meet other alumni who have the same passion for U of G as you do!


UGAA Board of Directors

The UGAA is an incorporated body with letters patent, a constitution, by-laws, and an elected Board of Directors composed of 10 alumni volunteers. Its overall mission is to sustain and strengthen the University of Guelph through programs and activities designed to:

  • Encourage communication among alumni and between alumni and the university community.
  • Promote opportunities for lifelong relationships
  • Facilitate participation in the affairs and activities of the University
  • Foster partnerships between the University and the public


The Board seeks competencies and diversity that will contribute to effective governance and broad representation across the full population of the alumni body. Candidates are selected on a number of skills and experiences including the following: board governance, community involvement, strategic planning, communications, business acumen, marketing, finance and fundraising. Self-nominations are welcome.


UGAA Board of Directors

Christina Crowley-Arklie
Richard Horne
Past President
Courtney J. De Caire
Vice-President, External
Doug Campbell
Vice President, Internal
Thomas Brandstetter
Kyle Reaburn
Rachael Lewitzky
Katelin Nero
Benjamin Hayes
Jeff Dover
Krista Miller


Mission Statement: To serve alumni and strengthen and sustain the University of Guelph


Strategic Goal:
To provide leadership to the board.
Strategic Goal: 

To ensure the sound leadership and continuous development of the UGAA by recruiting to the UGAA Board a succession of dedicated alumni with appropriate skill sets.

Strategic Goal:

To provide the UGAA with predictable, stable and expanding financial resources.

Strategic Goal:

To advise and support AA&D staff in planning and executing successful engagement opportunities.

Strategic Goal:

Review the UGAA bylaws with a focus on keeping processes and policies current, efficient and in line with the board goals.


Constituent Groups & Alumni Associations

As a lifelong member of the UGAA, you also have the opportunity to join other alumni groups to help stay connected to your alma mater.

Constituent groups allow grads to remain engaged in the life of the University by offering various volunteer opportunities, which can include career nights, mentoring, speaking functions, and other possibilities. Learn more by following the links below:

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Alumni Affairs and Development builds lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, staff, faculty and friends of the University of Guelph. We raise funds to support the University and advance its mission to improve life.

Charitable Registration Number:
10816 1829 RR 0001


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