BBRM Contacts

B.B.R.M. Program Counsellor

Melinda Vanryn
Johnston Hall, Room 133A

Enter the doors under the clock tower, our office is straight ahead.

No drop-ins available at this time, pre-booked appointments only.

Fall and Winter Hours: Office Doors are open Mondays through Thursdays 10am to 3pm; Fridays from 10am to 12pm.

Summer Hours: Office Doors are open Tuesdays through Thursdays 10am to 3pm; Mondays and Fridays doors are closed but may offer virtual appointments.

Students interested in making an appointment please e-mail our office at from your email account with the following information:

  • First and Last name  
  • Student ID  
  • Current Program  
  • Type of appointment: in-person or virtual
  • Your preference regarding mask wearing - would you prefer us to wear masks while we meet with you or not?
  • 2-3 windows of time you are available for an appointment within the hours of 10am-3pm Monday to Thursday and 10am-12pm Friday (please keep in mind we will not be booking same day appointments). If you have time zone concerns, please let us know.
  • A brief explanation regarding your reason for seeking an appointment (this gives us an idea of how we can best prepare for our meeting with you!)     

When booking an appointment, you will receive information about accepting a call in Microsoft Teams or directions to our office in Johnston Hall (depending on the type of appointment that has been requested). 

B.B.R.M. Faculty Advisors

Environmental Management

Dr. John Lauzon
519-824-4120 x 52459
Alexander Hall, Room 219
Office hours by appointment.

Equine Management

Dr. Katrina Merkies
519-824-4120 x 54707
Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 249
Office hours by appointment.

Food Industry Management

Dr. Maria Corradini
519-824-4120 x 53344
Food Science Building, Room 255
Office hours by appointment.

Who do I contact?

Program Counsellors have in-depth knowledge regarding program requirements as well as University of Guelph regulations, policies and procedures. Your Program Counsellor can assist you in the development of your educational plans by asking appropriate questions and identifying alternatives. Your Program Counsellor can help you explore outcomes by providing useful information about who to talk to and how to get in touch with them.

Faculty Advisors are experts in their field. They can provide information on their specialization as well as career opportunities. They can also provide assistance to students with selecting courses based on student interest.

Admission Inquiries

Contact your Program Counsellor or Faculty Advisor to discuss questions about the program and its content. Admission questions can be directed to the University of Guelph's Admission Services.