#viewsfromagryph: Amanda

Amanda Reynolds
Honours Biological Sciences, Major: Biological Sciences

What attracted you to the University of Guelph?

The beautiful campus was the first thing that attracted me to the UofG…and the food I ate after my campus tour definitely helped!

What attracted you to your program at U of G?

I love all aspects of biology and in biological sciences at the UofG I get to explore all of those aspects! This program gives me the opportunity to build a degree tailored to my interests and allows me to do a lot of application-based learning in various biological backgrounds.

What is something COOL that you’ve learned from your program/studies so far?

Elephants lungs directly attach to the walls of their chest cavity and diaphragm. This uncommon anatomy, is what allows them to snorkel and withstand pressure differences which is why they are excellent swimmers.

What has been (or is) your favorite course in your program?

Mammalian Reproductive Biology was my favourite course at the UofG! The class brought in a wide range of experts to teach every topic in the course. These experts taught us basic theory while always relating the class content to the real world and the work they did within and outside of academia. This focus on ‘real-world’ jobs and application was a truly rewarding experience. Every day I was excited to come and learn! Some highlights were our behind the scenes tour of the Toronto Zoo and our Dragons Den competition!

What are you most excited about this year?

I am excited to engage in the new opportunities I haven’t before! I hope through my campus engagement I will continue strengthening my leadership skills and focused work ethic.

What are your (current) post-graduate plans, or goals?

I plan on pursuing an Accelerated Nursing program for the next two years after graduation.

Best piece of advice you wish you could have given yourself in Grade 12

Be open to trying new things! The UofG campus has so much to offer, get ready to meet lots of awesome new people and be a part of something great!

#FunFact About Yourself

I had my first brain freeze when I was 12 on the David Suzuki show.