The atmosphere at the University of Guelph is warm, accepting, and supportive, and there are so many services that can be accessed easily if you need them.Upon finishing my undergraduate degree, I couldn't picture myself studying at any other university, so I continued on for a MSc, and now a PhD!
My research on travel literature, and especially about immigration experiences of Asian women settling in North America, offers a space for minority voices to be heard and allows representation that is otherwise lacking in various streams of thought.
The University has a fantastic intramural program. I have played ice hockey and dodge ball, but there are many other sports offered. In addition, every student has access to basketball, the pool, and hot tub.
As part of the practicum component of my program, I had the opportunity to work with an external organization and local communities in northern rural parts of the Philippines. Through collaborative efforts with the rural health units, we were able to develop improved health information management systems, which would allow for more efficient knowledge sharing between medical professionals and better patient care overall.
I have been given the opportunity to explore the ways that students learn in large university science classes to ultimately improve how we teach, and assess essential higher order skills like problem solving and critical thinking.