Chloe Van Acker is a first year student in the Food Science major of the Bachelor of Science program. She comes from a family of proud OAC graduates and is continuing the family tradition with her interest in food production and product development. Chloe gives us her "first year" perspective on what events to attend, where to eat on campus and where to hang out in Guelph.
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Food safety is on the mind of most Canadian consumers. Knowing that your grocery store and all of its suppliers have been trained on food safety requirements and processes would be reassuring, right? Well, an innovative partnership between Loblaw Companies Limited and the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph is doing just that.
Megan Klemencic is currently majoring in Environmental Biology. Megan has immersed herself in the Guelph community, allowing her to experience all that U of G and the city have to offer. Her commitment to her studies has taught her to not only value, but to understand the environment and all of its processes. Megan recently shared her thoughts with us on her program and U of G.
Todd Hagedorn is in his third year of the B.Sc.(Env) Ecology major. He is enrolled in the co-op option of the major and has been enjoying the opportunity to gain field experience. As an outdoor enthusiast, the beautiful Guelph campus and community is a great fit for Todd. Read on to learn more about his experience as a student.
Valerie Freemantle is a third year student in the B.Sc.(Env.) program. She is in the co-op stream of the program and enjoys the variety that her courses provide. Read on to learn about some of her favourite places to hang out on campus and her favourite courses so far.
Lizzie Chan is a recent graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College. This newbie graduate is now working in food research and development. During her time on campus, Lizzie was actively involved, participating in various events and competitions, but still found the time to enjoy the Guelph campus. Lizzie recently shared her thoughts with us on her program, U of G and her plans for the future.
Emily Miller-Cushon has been experiencing a “whirlwind of change” in the past three weeks. The OAC PhD candidate has taken her work across the Atlantic to Spain with the aid of the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program. A PhD candidate in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, Emily has been studying animal behavior with Professor Trevor DeVries. Her research specifically focuses on the effect of early management factors on the development of feeding behaviour in dairy calves.
Initiative can provide a student with a world of opportunity. In the case of OAC student Michelle Arsenault, her initiative also benefitted the communities and environment around her, and her community noticed. This past year, Michelle, who is currently enrolled in her third year of the Crops, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences program, was honoured with a Diamond Jubilee Medal for her advocacy for greener living.
Karen Eastman Velthius, who attended University of Guelph and completed a Bachelor of Animal & Poultry Science degree with a major in Dairy in 1983, is the recipient of the 2012 “Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award” presented by the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO).
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Aggies. “Aggies” is an old but still thriving nickname for students of the OAC. If you’ve been around any of our campuses you may have seen the infamous leather jackets with OAC Aggies stitched across the back. Aggies are well known for their spirit and today I’d like to introduce you to one of the most spirited of them all.