Meet our Students

Kaitlin Patterson

Kaitlin Patterson

I am working with Indigenous women in Uganda to improve maternal health in rural areas. Guelph has supported me in doing community-based research and pursuing an approach to research that provides meaningful partnerships and results for communities involved.

Portrait of graduate student Emma Plater (PhD, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences with Neuroscience) in the Science Atrium at the University of Guelph

Emma Plater

My advisor is a fantastic mentor and resource. She is always available to answer questions but always initiates the answer by probing further, trying to help her students come to the answer on our own. This teaching and mentorship style helps graduate students to grow and think critically, and overall improve important research and real-life skills.

Portrait of Lindsay Plater

Lindsay Plater

I investigate how human memory and attention affect perception. Our basic research may lead to applied research in an effort to assist individuals who wish to improve their memory

Portrait of graduate student Karen Pun (MSc, Food Safety & Quality Assurance) in the atrium of Albert A. Thornbrough Building, University of Guelph

Karen Pun

I plan to pursue a career in food safety & quality assurance after graduation and I think I picked a great program to help me reach that goal. Not only were the courses extremely useful in introducing me into the world of food safety, I was also able to attend a number of career and networking events which helped me meet people who are in the field.

Portrait of graduate student Rebecca Pyrah (MA, History) in the atrium of MacDonald Stewart Hall at the University of Guelph  in the atrium of Mac Donald Stewart Hall at the University of Guelph

Rebecca Pyrah

The Tri-University Program for history is unique to Guelph and has the opportunity to explore other universities while gaining a MA.

Portrait of graduate student Sarah Ranby (MSc, Family Relations and Human Development) in the atrium of Mac Donald Stewart Hall at the University of Guelph

Sarah Ranby

I am here to be challenged, step out of my comfort zone and learn.

Portrait of graduate student Lilas Randrianarivony (MSc, Apacity Development & Extension) in the atrium of Mac Donald Stewart Hall at the University of Guelph

Lilas Randrianarivony

The faculty at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) have been so communicative and supportive since the first day of the Fall semester, which I'm so grateful for as an international student who is still new to the town. Coming from New York City, Guelph is definitely different but I would say it's been a relief. It truly grounds me to not be amongst the hustle and bustle everyday and it's a small town full of nice people.

Faria Rashid

Faria Rashid

The University of Guelph is well recognized for its diverse graduate programs. Recently, the University has ranked among the world's leading agricultural institutions. The good reputation and huge scope for research attracted me to start my graduate studies here.