I came to the U of G from a small village in Southwestern Ontario. At U of G, my eyes were opened for the first time to a larger world and to the potential for national and international travel and education. But certainly, most importantly I met lifelong friends at the university and most particularly I met and fell in love with my wife
At Guelph, I started to learn about diversity and inclusion. I also learned the importance of hard work and commitment. Lastly, I learned that through hard work and commitment success can be acheived.
For me, U of G could be scary but the one piece of advice I would give is to not be afraid to ask questions and to ask for help. My professors were excellent and when I needed help there were there for me. It is what makes the university so special the focus on the individual and their potential.
Alumni Week brings back a flood of great memories of friends and experiences at the U of G. It provides a convenient chance to recall in my mind’s eye great warm afternoons on the quad and long hours in the library. Mostly it helps ground me as I reflect on that time of profound learning