UoGuelph launches new plant preservation institute with $1.5-million donation

March 21, 2012

The Gosling Foundation, a non-profit organization for ecological preservation and environmental education, has donated $1.5 million to the University of Guelph, which is using the gift to support a new institute. Based at UoGuelph's Ontario Agricultural College, the Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation aims to develop innovative measures to protect and conserve the world's endangered plants. The donation was made through UoGuelph's BetterPlanet Project, a $200-million fundraising campaign for teaching and research in communities, environment, food, and health. UoGuelph News Release