About this Person

About this Person

Program: 
B.Comm. (Accounting)
Summary: 

Bayli graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in accounting. While she was here she engaged in multiple applied research projects, and worked as a teaching assistant, which helped her make important connections with people across campus. 

While completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph, Bayli pursued experiential learning (EL) opportunities that allowed her to connect with people around her. She participated in three different applied research projects on the community and university's role in Aboriginal welfare. 

"I have learnt to cooperate with others from different faculties and utilize each of our skills to satisfy the overall goals."

Through her involvement in research, she developed her independent research and investigation skills. Additionally, she learnt how to work effectively in a team and network with people around her. Bayli shares, "I have learnt to cooperate with others from different faculties and utilize each of our skills to satisfy the overall goals". Her experience helped connect her to staff and faculty members at the University, which led to her learning about opportunities she was previously unaware of, such as becoming a teaching assistant. Bayli says that her EL opportunities allowed her to "meet people from different areas on campus, work together as you would in real world". 

EL has also had a personal impact on Bayli. The Aboriginal communities Bayli was researching were in remote locations, which meant they had additional obstacles to meeting needs that she took for granted. Her research involvement taught her how to empathize with communities that she wasn't connected to, and think about their needs and challenges. Through this experience Bayli also learnt to hold herself accountable for her success and failures on her learning journey. 

Experience Profiles

  • Emerson is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph. During his undergrad he was involved in experiential learning opportunities such as community engaged learning courses, undergraduate research assistantship (URA), a peer helper role and independent research. These opportunities helped define his academic path and led him to pursue a Masters degree. 

  • Bhavya is a highly engaged student at the University of Guelph. She has been a peer helper, and worked on campus as student staff, and through the work study program. In addition to this, she has also engaged in applied research in the curriculum.