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.
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.
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.
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.
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.