M.Sc. by coursework student
I came to the University of Guelph in 2009 to pursue a undergraduate degree in Animal Biology and graduated five years later with that degree as well as a minor in nutritional sciences. I had originally planned on going to vet school, but during my undergrad I took a course, Experiments in Animal Biology, that opened me up to a whole new world of animal-related careers. After conducting my first study with the piglets at Arkell I was hooked.
I then took two years off to work and volunteer in different labs. During that time I made the decision to come back and get my masters in coursework with Tina Widowski. My research will involve testing the epigenetic effects of daily acute stress on spacial cognition in the offspring of laying hens.