Kirsten Galea (CFUW Guelph College of Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship, 2014) – Kirsten is in her third year of the Biomedical Engineering Co-op program at the University of Guelph. This past summer she held a position in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto as part of co-op work term sequence.
This coming September, she will begin a position as a Co-op and Career Services Peer Helper at the University of Guelph, and will assist and advise other co-op students on the job search, application and interview process. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering toward her goal of working in the prosthetic or medical device industry.
Anna De Boer (CFUW Guelph Graduate Scholarship in Nutritional Sciences, 2014) – Anna is a PhD candidate from the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. After completing an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Guelph, Anna entered the Master’s of Science program in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and then transferred to a PhD program. In her doctoral program, Anna enjoys mentoring younger students in the lab and in the classroom, particularly encouraging critical thinking in the field of nutrition, where misinformation is abundant! Anna’s PhD research looks at how the immune system interacts with fat tissue to cause inflammation and promote the development of type 2 diabetes in obesity, and how “healthy fats” like the omega-3 fatty acids (commonly found in fatty fish) may be used to correct this. Once finished her PhD, Anna would hopes to pursue a career working in the knowledge mobilization field of the Nutrition and Health Industry in Canada.
Janine Miedzik (CFUW Guelph Graduate Scholarship in Fine Arts, 2014) – Janine received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction from Ontario College of Art and Design. She is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Guelph. She is the recipient of Anne K. Adler Award for Contemporary Art, the Curry’s Scholarship and the Relative Space Commission Prize. Janine’s practice articulates observations and responses to the built environment that encompass a range of media; drawing, painting wall-works photo-based collages installations and sculpture. She is interested in the ability of overlooked spaces and visual interruption to re-shape an awareness of our surroundings and works with materials to distil responses to the built environment. Her work has been represented at Drabinsky Gallery in Toronto and been included in several group exhibitions in Canada and most recently in Berlin and Denmark at ARHUS Art Academy. In June 2012, she produced a large-scale commissioned wall-work for Relative Space in Toronto. Her work is held in corporate and private collections in Canada, the U.S, the Netherlands and U.A.E. For examples of some of her works check out her web site.
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Jessica Aguilar – Jessica is in the Health Office Administration program at Conestoga and is about to enter a co-op placement at the Guelph General Hospital. She is excited by the opportunity to experience working in a hospital setting and acquiring new skills in that environment.
Caitlin Fitzpatrick – Caitlin recently made honour roll for her first year at Conestoga College. She is currently in her second year of Architecture Construction Engineering Technology. After taking a technical design course in high school she determined that the perfect field for her would be Construction/Engineering/Architecture. She would eventually like to own her own business, either an architectural firm or residential home builder. Until then, her goals are to obtain a job in the construction industry as an estimator, architectural technician, structural engineer or building inspector. Caitlin is proud to be the first in her family to attend post-secondary education.