Emma Plater | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Emma Plater

Portrait of graduate student Emma Plater (PhD, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences with Neuroscience) in the Science Atrium at the University of Guelph

What Makes U of G Unique?

I love the amount of green space, and how relatively small and compact it is compared to other schools.


Human Health & Nutritional Sciences with Neuroscience* , PhD

Why I Chose Guelph… 

Guelph had the research I was interested in, and also a strong sense of familiarity as I did my undergraduate degree here as well.

About the City of Guelph… 

No other city I know has even close to the amount of running trails! Guelph truly is a running mecca. It is also nice that Guelph has a small-town feel with a quaint, pretty downtown despite being a city.

About Future Goals...

I hope to go into academia, ideally in a physiotherapy department of a Canadian university. I'm also very open to industry and other teaching careers - I want to keep all of my options open. At Guelph, I'm learning to be a researcher, a teacher, a mentor ... and perhaps forever a student! I believe all of these are essential skills going into academia.

How Will Your Research Improve Life?

I hope to apply the concepts I am researching currently to prosthetics and other assistive technologies to help older adults, those with amputation and/or diabetes, and other conditions with sensory loss to feel, and therefore interact with their environment, to a greater extent.