Our Liaison Officers

Say hello to our 2020 Liaison Officers!

Each September, recent U of G graduates meet with hundreds of high schools across Ontario and Canada. One of them might be presenting to your school, so keep your eyes peeled!

Julia

Julia graduated from the Bachelor of Applied Sciences, majoring in family studies and human development with a minor in psychology. Julia danced her way through school as a member of the Gryphon Dance Pak and even got a gold medal in her final season!

Julia explored Scotland in her third year while completing a semester abroad but when she was on campus you could find her enjoying wood oven pizza in Creelman Hall.

Julia loves the friends and support that the U of G is so well known for. She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm with prospective students to calm any nerves and ignite their Gryphon spirit!

Free Advice: “Keep your eyes wide open because there will be new opportunities and people to meet everywhere you go!”

Bhavani

Bhavani completed her Bachelor of Arts and Science with specializations in psychology and neuroscience. She was a part of the Guelph Gryphons event staff for 2 years during her undergrad where she enjoyed all that our sports teams have to offer.

When Bhavani was deciding what university she was going to attend, she remembers meeting with a Liaison Officer who encouraged her to explore the U of G and our campus. It was that moment with the Liaison Officer that led her to discover her love and passion for the University of Guelph and its unique community feel.

She hopes to be the Liaison Officer that will help future prospective students like she was helped all those years ago.

Free Advice: “Get involved, and don’t be shy to explore other elective courses outside of our degree programs.”

Leah

Leah graduated from the Bachelor of Arts degree program, majoring in criminal justice and public policy, with a minor in philosophy. While at the U of G she participated in the Model United Nations and Water Polo clubs on campus. She also volunteered as a Girl Guide Leader.

Leah explored the world on a field course that was based in the Netherlands with 15 U of G students and her professor.

Leah has always had a passion for helping others, and after being a tour guide on campus, she realized how much she enjoyed connecting with new and future Gryphons. Now in her Liaison Officer position she is ready to share her love for the U of G with potential students!

Free advice: “Get involved! I’d highly recommend all future Gryphons take a step outside their comfort zone and try something new at university- you might just love it!”

Natalia

Natalia is a familiar face around the Recruitment team, having been a Road Warrior a few years ago – and now our official Liaison Officer, Recruitment Events! She’s been welcoming gryphons (and #futuregryphons) to campus since her very first semester on campus as a residence ambassador; and hasn’t looked back!

She has such a passion for the University of Guelph, and that’s what she loves sharing with prospective students and families. And now, she can put that passion into events for you to attend – so you can see why so many people are finding themselves at Guelph (and never leaving).

Natalia can’t wait to see you on campus sometime, and when she’s out on the road. She’ll be sure to tell you all about her experience “boogie-ing” across the football field during o-week. Something you also have to look forward to!

Free advice: "Choose the university that is right for YOU – not where your friends are going, or where your family wants you to go. Find the university you want to call home for the next 4+ years."

Ryan

Ryan graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in management economics and finance where he also completed a co-op. Ryan kept busy on the sports field and in the boardrooms with his intramural teams, Guelph Student Investment Council and on the DECA U team.

Highlights of his time as a Gryphon include his experiences in the many case competitions he participated in; most notably, the Entrepreneurship Challenge in Orlando, Florida where he received a Top 10 overall international finish.

What draws him to U of G is that sense of community everyone raves about, which supports the incredible faculty and students that you get to interact with every day. He is looking forward to sharing his love for the U of G and all the opportunities available, whether they are extracurricular or academic.

Free Advice: “Step out of your comfort zone and take chances! University is time to explore and find where your passions lie.”

Jessie

Graduating in 2017 with a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science, Jessie has worked in student recruitment in a variety of roles!

She has worked with transfer applicants and students from all over Canada! She spent a year working as our Social Media Intern where she connected with future Gryphons through Instagram and Snapchat.

Her favourite thing about the U of G is the balance of academics, athletics, and student life. She’s always been actively involved in the U of G community and notes that the memories she’s made are because of the people she’s met.

And her passion for everything about the University of Guelph is what led her to become a Liaison Officer. She can’t wait to share her knowledge and experience with you, #futuregryphons!

Free advice: "Make sure you are doing your research and picking a University that is the best fit for you. Take into consideration the experiential learning opportunities, the campus vibe, the city – because you’re not only choosing a school for the next 4 years, you are choosing a home!"

Andres

Andres graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce program with a major in management economics and finance. Andres was very involved with sports on campus and even got to hoist the Queen’s Cup as a member of the varsity men’s hockey team!

Andres has a great deal of passion and pride for the U of G because of his amazing experiences. He believes that the tight-knit community is one of the best parts of the University of Guelph.

Andres plans to inspire potential future U of G students while keeping an eye out for the next generation of Gryphon athletic champions.

Free Advice: “Future Gryphons should appreciate every moment you have at U of G, because four years will fly by a lot faster than you think!”

Lauren

Lauren graduated from the Bachelor of Arts degree program, majoring in criminal justice and public policy, with a minor in family and child studies. While at the U of G she was an active member on many intramural teams, like Bubble Soccer. Lauren played competitive hardball for the city of Guelph and volunteered with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Family and Children Services.

In her 4th year of studies, Lauren took advantage of an experiential learning opportunity to travel to Fiji with an organization that focuses on running nutritional workshops in a local village. Lauren lived with a “host” family for a week, then went backpacking through Australia and New Zealand!

Lauren worked as a Child and Youth Counsellor after graduating from the U of G, and recognizing her passion for advising, shortly made her way back home to the University of Guelph as a Liaison Officer. Lauren is looking forward to sharing her love for the U of G and Gryphon community with students across Canada!

Free advice: “Your time at university with fly by in the blink of an eye! Don’t be afraid to explore new opportunities, and just know that your Gryphon family is here cheering you on the whole way!”

Michelle

Michelle graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce with a major in marketing management. During her time at the U of G you could catch Michelle at the soccer fields participating in intramurals, helping new Gryphons as an Orientation Volunteer, and seeking out the best trivia nights in Guelph.

Michelle loves the friendly and supportive community that is present at the U of G. Also, she cannot get enough of the beautiful campus that feels like its own town.

Michelle is excited to build relationships and share stories of her time at U of G with all the future Gryphons that she meets!

Free advice: “You don’t need to know exactly what you want to do in high school. Once you come to university, there are so many support systems to help you find your path!”