After starting his academic career as a refugee student under the World University Service of Canada, Khalil is enjoying the fruits of his labour and following his passion for teaching and making a difference through research.
Multiple members of Drew Harden’s family may have attended the University of Guelph before him, but the M.Sc. in Marketing and Consumer Studies student has had no problem charting his own course. As the recent recipient of $20,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Training Grant in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention (PICDP), Drew has made his unexpected return to academia into a life-changing opportunity to pursue his research passion.
Read on to learn more about Drew and his research.
Mohammad Yassin has always understood the importance of pursuing post-secondary education and came to the University of Guelph focused on studying accounting and later earning his CPA designation. But before he achieves his dream of becoming a forensic accountant, he has a large task ahead of him as the College of Business and Economics Students’ Association (CBESA) president. Learn more in Moe’s Q&A about his experience as a U of G business student and what he’s most looking forward to this academic year.
Given the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management’s (HFTM) long-standing reputation for educating globe-trotting industry leaders, it makes sense that its new director, Professor Statia Elliot, would have countless air miles under her belt in addition to a blend of industry and academic experience.
Dr. Chuck Evans’ career as an organizational psychologist took a new turn recently when he was appointed Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Executive Programs, the University of Guelph’s centre for MBA and MA Leadership education. Throughout his 20-year career working with several management psychologist and consultant firms including his own - Evans Group - Evans has maintained his academic roots while gaining insight into what the market is looking for in Executive MBA and MA grad experiences.
For Real Estate and Housing (REH) student Daniel Foch and Landscape Architecture (LA) student Kyle Foch, winning York Region’s Make Rental Happen Challenge was a family affair. Tasked with creating a rental housing solution for York Region, the University of Guelph brothers combined their knowledge and proposed rental housing options that topped international competitors and won bragging rights and a $5,000 grand prize.
Andrew Nixon wears multiple hats as an alumnus of U of G’s Human Resources Management (HRM) program and award-winning Gryphon track star. While his reasons for coming to U of G were rooted in his love for sport and desire to compete at the highest levels, Nixon says his experience as a Gryphon “measures far more than just in medals.”
Name: Andrew Nixon
Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON
Major: Human Resources Management
According to Josh LeBlanc, a new demographic of caregivers is emerging as our population continues to age - the student caregiver. Prior to starting his PhD in Management, Leblanc worked as a personal support worker and also assisted in the care of his grandmother. It is therefore fitting that his research focuses on the effects these responsibilities have on the lives of student caregivers.
PhD candidate Diana Alessandrini is getting ready for the next step in her academic career. Currently completing her PhD in Economics, she has already accepted a tenure-track position at Auburn University in Alabama where she will continue her research on the effects business cycles have on people’s decisions regarding education and the labour market.
Name: Diana Alessandrini
Hometown: Cesena, Italy
Program: PhD in Economics
For Chelsea Galoni, business is in her blood. Coming from a long line of business owners, it makes sense that she would pursue her commerce degree, but her plans after graduation don’t include following in her family’s footsteps and starting her own business. Instead she’s pursuing her PhD at Northwestern University straight from undergraduate studies.
Name: Chelsea Galoni
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
Major: Marketing Management