Meet our Students

Jessica Ralston

Jessica Ralston

The Guelph campus is absolutely gorgeous year-round. The University really strives to make every inch of campus beautiful, and the arboretum combined with the old buildings and tall trees throughout campus really make Guelph a great place to be.

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.

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson

My advisor and I have a great relationship, which stems from very similar interests in research. He addresses any concerns I may have and we get along quite well...

Amal Roy

Amal Roy

 I have been living in Guelph since 2001 and I cannot think of a city better. People are very friendly and dedicated to making their city a better place.

Profile of graduate student Matthew Rudland (MSc, Environmental Sciences) in the atrium of Mac Donald Stewart Hall at the University of Guelph

Matthew Rudland

I first met my advisor, Dr. Tom Hsiang, in the third year of my undergraduate studies when I took his Forest Health and Disease class. Overall, he has been a huge factor in encouraging me to go forward with graduate studies and continues to make me happy with the decision to do so.

Portrait of graduate student Amberley Ruetz (PhD, Geography) in the Albert A. Thornbrough Building, University of Guelph

Amberley Ruetz

As Canada's Agricultural University, the University of Guelph was my first choice as a food researcher.  With the recent addition of the Arrell Food Institute, I couldn't imagine a better fit than the University of Guelph.

Somayeh Sabouri

Somayeh Sabouri

What I like the best about University of Guelph is the positive and active atmosphere among students, profs and staff. Everybody is enthusiastic and passionate towards what they do!

Naheda Sahtout

Naheda Sahtout

I like the fact that you can go out to the Arboretum and walk during lunch. The flowers and the trees provide such a beautiful and serene outlook to the campus. I like how the buildings are not congested into one area but are separated by trees and pathways.