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Meet Kelly, crop science student

Kelly is a 4th year crop science student who discovered her passion for plants while studying at U of G. She also discovered a network of supporters, friends and mentors within the OAC community.

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Meet Jon, animal science student

Jon may have been a bit tentative about coming to the University of Guelph, but he quickly made friends and hasn’t looked back. He’s spent his four years as an Aggie doing all sorts of activities on campus.

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Meet Hoshanah, animal science student

Hoshanah is wrapping up her animal science studies and hopes to get into vet school next. During her time in undergrad she's really enjoyed her program, professors and classmates. 

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Meet Wafa, landscape architecture student

Wafa is a second year BLA student who loves hanging out at the Starbucks on campus and playing intramural sports offered through Athletics. She calls Burnaby, B.C. home but pursued her studies at U of G becuase of its unique landscape architecture program.

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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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