A Day in the Life: OAC Grad Students

OAC graduate students make up one-third of all graduate students at the University of Guelph. Graduate studies in OAC enable students to specialize in a topic specific to their interests and lead innovative research studies. Learn about the lives and research of OAC graduate students in the profiles below. 

Sara poses in gardens wearing black jacket.
Sara Stricker, MSc
Environmental Sciences
Head shot of Michal standing under trees.
Michal Laszczuk, MLA
Landscape Architecture
Qin stands with daughter and husband on Johnston Green on husband's graduation day.
Qin Xu, PhD
Agricultural Economics
Valencia stands outside in a floral top.
Valencia Gaspard, PhD
Rural Studies
Headshot of Katherine standing in front of green shrubs.
Xinya Wang, MSc
Food Science
Patrick stands outside.
Patrick Birkl, PhD
Animal Welfare
Zach Telfer head shot.
Zach Telfer
Environmental Science
Rachael Coon stands outside in front of field.
Rachael Coon
Animal Science
Haley crouches beside soil cores in greenhouse.
Haley Matschke
Environmental Science
Syer Tazim Haque stands outside.
Syer Tazim Haque
Agricultural Economics
Cara Cargo-Froom stands outside in front of an ivy covered wall.
Cara Cargo-Froom
Animal Nutrition
Rachana Devkota smiles while on the phone.
Rachana Devkota
Capacity Development
Gary stands outside under a tree.
Gary Csöff
Plant Agriculture
Brandon stands outside of the Food Science building with backpack on his shoulder.
Brandon Guild
Food Science
Lauren stands outside in front of garden.
Lauren Erland
Plant Agriculture
Tatiana sits with her sketches in front of her at a desk in the landscape architecture studio.
Tatiana Zakharova
Landscape Architecture

This project was completed by Emma Drake, OAC Communications Summer Intern. Funding for this project was provided by the W.S. (Stan) Young Memorial Communications Grant through the OAC Alumni Foundation.