The GSLC (Graduate Student Liaison Committee) hosted it's annual barbecue at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute. We are introduced to and welcomed the new graduate students to Plant Agriculture.
Dr. Peter Pauls welcomed the new students and presented the Plant Agriculture student involvement award to Carloyn Dowling. The award is to be presented to a Plant Agriculture graduate student (M.Sc/Ph.D) in recognition for going above and beyond what is expected in regards to volunteer activities in the department and on campus. Carolyn was the driving force behind the Vineland Fruit Research Day and Field Tour, where members of the Plant Ag Department were treated to a tour of the historic orchards and research facilities. Carolyn was a student presenter at the OMAF Agri-Food for Healthy Aging Research Days, and is an active volunteer for the campus engagement team which organizes lunches, community activities and charitable fundraisers for all employees, students and associates of the Vineland research station. Carolyn was a graduate student panel member for the OAC review committee, and is currently conducting outreach for Sustainable Food Systems and Alternative Economies through the Research Shop for the Institute for Community-Engaged Scholarship at the University of Guelph. She is also a dedicated volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Prevention Outreach Campaign. A very deserving recipient of the award indeed!
Thanks to the GSLC for a scrumptious meal and to everyone who contributed potluck treats!
And especially a great big WELCOME to all our new students!