Student Experience

The Department of Student Experience support the transition, learning and development needs of undergraduate and graduate international, Indigenous and LGBTQ2IA+ students, students from racially diverse backgrounds and students of various faith perspectives at the University of Guelph https://www.uoguelph.ca/studentexperience

The Cultural Diversity Advisor, Tameera Mohamed, provides advising and personal support for racialized and minority students on topics such as academics, building community and connection and wellness. Tameera is located in Student Experience, University Centre Level 3. For more information email student@uoguelph.ca or call (519) 824-4120, Extension 52214.

The International Student Advisors, Matthew Keefe and Pugaleni Iynkaran, provide advising and personal support for international graduate students on topics such as living in Canada, finances, academics and the advisor-student relationship. The advisors are located in Student Experience, University Centre Level 3. For more information email student@uoguelph.ca or call (519) 824-4120, Extension 52214.

The Indigenous Student Advisor, Rosemary Spring, provides counselling, advising, and personal support for Indigenous graduate students on topics such as academics, finances, finding community and cultural connections and wellness. Rosemary is located in the Indigenous Student Centre, Federal Building. For more information email indigenous.student@uoguelph.ca or call (519) 824-4120, Extension 52189.

The Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisor, Jarred Sanchez-Cacnio, provides advising, and personal support for LGBTQ+ students on topics such as academics, finances, housing, finding community and wellness. Jarred is located in Student Experience, University Centre Level 3. For more information email Jarred at cacnioj@uoguelph.ca or call (519) 824-4120, Extension 54166.

The Multi-Faith Programs Coordinator, Sonya Wu-Winter, works with the Multi-Faith Resource Team (MFRT). The MFRT represents a number of faiths and works together to meet the religious and spiritual needs of the University community. Sonya works with students to help connect them to a community that meets their needs and is located with the Multi-Faith Resource Team in Raithby House, Main Floor. For more information email Sonya at faith@uoguelph.ca or call (519) 824-4120, Extension 58909.

The Department of Student Experience delivers orientation sessions for graduate students, and offers a variety of resources, community connections, information, and programs for students. The Indigenous Student Centre also offers workshops and training seminars to graduate students and faculty who plan to undertake research with Indigenous communities and will find beneficial for intercultural learning.