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.
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.
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.
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.
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.