#viewsfromagryph: Ian

Ian Hope
Criminal Justice & Public Policy

What attracted you to the University of Guelph?

Being close to home but not too close always attracted me to Guelph, and then I came for the fall preview day and instantly fell in love with the campus, the food and the overall atmosphere.

What attracted you to your program at U of G?

I really enjoyed my political science and sociology courses in high school but most university programs make you decide on one or the other. The Criminal Justice and Public Policy program here at UofG was the best of both worlds, allowing me to take courses in both for my major.


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

Last year I took an elective class about design and architecture, we learned all about the design and history of buildings on campus, and now I can’t walk around campus without thinking about all the fun little facts.

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

I really liked my second-year research methods course (SOAN 2120). Dr. Walters was a super engaging professor and made our introduction statistics and survey taking actually interesting and fun.

What are you most excited about this year?

Because it’s my third year I’m really excited about my more specialized sociology courses around things like police in society and corrections. Courses like this are really going to help me learn more about my perspective career field.

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

I’m hoping to either get a job with police force or continue in school and get a masters in sociology.

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

Don’t stress about getting acceptances back and choosing what program to go into early in the year. Enjoy the last year of high school, you’ll have plenty of time to make the right decision.

#FunFact About Yourself

I’m a certified scuba diver, and enjoy diving reefs and shipwrecks.