Student Perspectives

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Meet Priscilla, horticulture student

Priscilla didn’t initially choose to study horticulture but decided to transfer after first year. She loves the applied aspects of her major and how broad the options are in horticulture (both study and career-wise).  

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Meet Madeline, honours agriculture student

Madeline is a classic U of G “Aggie” both through her program of study and her pursuit of learning outside the classroom. She’s taken her time at U of G to travel, learn, explore careers and meet people who share her interest in all things agriculture.

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5 tips to improve your scientific writing in 1st and 2nd year

Even in a science degree, writing papers can make up a large chunk of your final grade. Being able to apply and communicate your understanding of the course material through writing is an important contributor to your mark.

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Meet Katie Giles, Turfgrass Management Student

Originally, Katie didn’t realize she could study turfgrass management. Fast forward two years later, she’s finishing up her diploma at the University of Guelph. She even has a fulltime job waiting for her post-graduation at the same course where she completed her summer co-op placement.

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How to pull an all-nighter in university

Well, there you are scrolling through TikTok when you know you have a huge assignment due tomorrow. Or worse, your computer just crashed, and you have to start your essay from scratch. Or even worse, you’ve been studying since 7:00 a.m. and your to-do list is nowhere near complete.

That’s it. It’s time for the dreaded all-nighter.

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Meet Annia Lewis, Environmental Management Student

Delicious food and a beautiful campus? What's not to love! Those two things combined with the uniqueness of the environmental management program made choosing U of G an easy decision for Annia. Hailing from Trinidad & Tobago, she came to Canada to pursue her interests in sustainability. As an avid environmentalist, Annia loves to explore the Arboretum and enjoys the hands-on experiences in her courses.

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Meet Benjamin Scott, EEP student

Benjamin is a student in the Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP) program, who is passionate about solving environmental issues, like climate change, in an equitable and fair manner. He enjoys the interdisplinary nature of the bachelor of science in environmental sciences program, that allows him to take courses on a varety of subjects. When he isn't exploring U of G's beautiful campus you can find him among the books in the McLaughlin Library

Takeaways from LARC*4620 (BLA Internship)

My name is Emma Cervinka and I am a third-year student in the bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) program at the University of Guelph. I grew up in London, Ontario and always had an interest in engineering and art which is why I chose to study in the BLA program, as it provides a blend of science and design! So far, I have loved my time at the University of Guelph (U of G), and I am very sad to already be graduating next spring. 

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My landscape architecture internship

In LARC*4620 (Landscape Architecture Internship), students in the bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) program can engage in a paid experiential learning opportunity working in a professional office, while receiving mentorship by a registered landscape architect.  

Reflections from a third year student

Navigating academics, work and social life while thinking about future careers can be challenging. For this blog post Hannah, a first year animal biology student, asks a third year animal biology some questions about their undergraduate experience so far.

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