Better Planet Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum explores Gown in Town: How the Campus and Community Interact

Professor Maurice Nelischer

Professor Maurice Nelischer to speak at Guelph Civic Museum Thursday, April 10, 7 pm

Guelph, ON, March 31, 2014:  From economic impact to volunteer engagement, Dr. Maurice Nelischer, Director for Sustainability at the University of Guelph, will speak to the close and beneficial relationship between the university and the city at Guelph Civic Museum Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

When universities were first developed in the middle ages they were an integral part of a city. They reflected its values and served to position the community as a national leader. In many ways, Guelph embodies this heritage, says Nelischer. His presentation will explore the historic and contemporary connections between the two, guided by the themes of the Better Planet Project – environment, health, community and food.

Living in Guelph for over 35 years, Professor Nelischer has participated in many city/university projects. He has utilized civic projects for his students and worked to engage them in civic life and has contributed to many committees. As Director for Sustainability for the university, he has increased this involvement and found a fruitful partner in the city. He loves the university and his city.

Admission to the lecture is by donation. Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. The Museum is open daily from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 519-836-1221 or visit

Posted by Dawn Owen on March 31, 2014