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Meet Alex, OAC Student

Meet Alex Robinson, a master's student who has a passion for the environment, animals and agriculture. Alex started at Guelph for her undergraduate degree and decided to stick around for her masters. Read below to find out why Alex loves the University of Guelph and the city of Guelph so much.

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Meet Jordan, OAC Student

Jordan Eyamie came to OAC to expand her knowledge about fruit crops and agriculture. Since then, she has become an active member of the greater OAC and University of Guelph student community.
 

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Meet Scott, OAC Student

In his first year, Scott enthusiastically participated in everything OAC and the University of Guelph have to offer. Thankfully he was also enthusiastic to share his advice on how other new students can get the most out of their time as a new Food and Agriculture Business student.

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Meet Elliott, OAC Student

Elliott Armstrong, an OAC Animal Science student, jumped right into all the University of Guelph and OAC has to offer. Elliott has founded student clubs and taken experiential learning courses, but still finds time to balance the school work and activities with relaxation.  

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Meet Laura, OAC Student

Laura Nanne is going into her 3rd year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Honours program. After high school Laura headed to Australia to live and work.  After returning to Canada, she attended Olds College and worked in canola seed production before deciding to come back to Ontario to start her degree at OAC. Laura keeps busy with a long list of extracurriculars that involve everything from agri-marketing to dance!

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Meet Lizzie, OAC Grad

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.

Symposium Becomes a Tradition in Animal Welfare Research

At times researchers can become so involved in their own research projects that they don't get a chance to see what their fellow experts are up to. On May 15, the 6th Annual Animal Welfare Symposium at the University of Guelph provided that chance for animal welfare researchers.

A Story Worth Telling: Chronicles of OAC ’53

Let’s set the stage. World War II was over. Canada’s and the World economies were ready to “take off”. In September 1949, 89 young men and 4 young women arrived in Guelph to study at the Ontario Agricultural College.

Seeing Student Designs Come to Life

It’s not everyday that class projects come to life, however for 55 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) students this is indeed the case. In 2015, the Town of Penetanguishene’s will celebrate the historic landing of Samuel de Champlain on their community’s shores 400 years ago on August 1, 1615. To commemorate this, and the fact that the town is one of the oldest in Canada west of Quebec City, the town formed a Champlain Penetanguishene committee which will oversee the celebrations.  For inspiration, the committee invited the class of BLA students to re-imagine the town’s waterfront and downtown space as a class project.

Spanish Study for APS PhD Candidate

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.

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