Jeremy Harbinson is a third year student in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science – Environment & Resource Management major. Passionate about enriching and supporting the environment, he is particularly interested in forest ecosystems and often finds himself enjoying the oasis of the University of Guelph’s Arboretum during his spare time.
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There’s no place like home for Krista Kapitan, a fourth year Environmental Economics and Policy student. Krista, who began her undergraduate studies in Nova Scotia, moved back to Guelph to embrace the community-based culture of the University and the niche combination of science and economics her program provides.
Kristi Storoschuk is a third year Bachelor of Science – Plant Science student. Drawn to the University of Guelph by the Plant Science program, Kristi hopes to utilize her education in a career as a naturopathic doctor. Currently on exchange at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, Kristi shares her university and exchange experiences with us.
A third year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student, Jenny Trinh always knew the University of Guelph was her top choice. When not acting as co-president of the Landscape Architecture Student Society (LASS), Jenny spends her free time enjoying the green space on campus, talking walks and photographing the beauty of the Arboretum.
From the downtown core to the local campus eatery, David Meeker has embraced everything Guelph has to offer since arriving four years ago. After graduating from the Environment and Resource Management (ERM) program, David hopes to continue working in the environment while pursuing his Professional Geologist of Ontario designation.
Joshua Persi didn’t wait to test the waters before getting involved at the University of Guelph. Now a third-year ecology major, Joshua has been an environmental advocate, a volunteer in on-campus laboratories and an active member of the Environmental Science Student Executive. Inspired by his experiences both in-class and in the field, Joshua plans to further his knowledge of plant ecology in a graduate program before entering the field as a professional ecologist.
In her four years at the University of Guelph, Laurissa Christie, has taken advantage of all the wonderful opportunities offered as part of the university experience. From studying glaciers in Alaska to learning about agriculture in the American Midwest, Laurissa has no regrets about choosing to become an “enviro aggie” at the University of Guelph.
Chris Budd, a second year Master of Science in Plant Agriculture student, has spent his entire academic career with the Ontario Agricultural College, completing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree before pursuing his master's. Now, Chris works alongside colleagues who used to be his professors, researching methods to improve glyphosate-resistance in Canada fleabane.
For Rachel Goodman, a fourth year Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Student (BRRM), no university spoke to her equine passion quite like the University of Guelph. Since enrolling in the BBRM Equine Management program, Rachel has strengthened her passion for both the equine industry and the University of Guelph through her involvement in the BBRM student council and countless hours spent in the barns with her horse. Rachel also volunteers with liaison programs at the university to encourage more students to find their place and passion at Guelph.
Claire Zhang is a self-proclaimed “foodie", which led her to complete a M.Sc. in Human Health and Nutritional Science at the University of Guelph, followed by a PhD in Food Science. Now in the third year of her PhD, Claire has found a family of “foodies”, who all share the same passion for food and food research, in the Department of Food Science. Claire’s current research focuses on improving consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables among the general public.