Robert Dickeson worked with the 50-year-old university for two years. "The best Canadian example is the University of Guelph,” he said in a phone interview.
"They were in good shape financially but they could see the handwriting on the wall. They could anticipate that there might be cuts or there might be problems or there might be issues if the same old funding formulas rocked along and there were changes in the demographics,” Dickeson said. ... The University of Guelph did everything right, according to Dickeson.