B.Sc.(Agr.) Contacts

B.Sc.(Agr.) Program Counsellor

Melinda Vanryn
Johnston Hall, Room 133A

We are currently available via e-mail and by appointment through Microsoft Teams (which you have access to through your Gryph Mail account). Our office will continue to operate within usual working hours so please know we will not be checking or responding to e-mails in the evening or on the weekend.  

Students interested in making an appointment on Microsoft Teams please e-mail Ellen at clarksoe@uoguelph.ca from your @uoguelph.ca email account with the following information:

  •  First and Last name  
  • Student ID  
  • Current Program  
  • 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 Ellen 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!)  
  • Preference for meeting: audio only or audio with two-way video.   

Once your appointment is booked, Ellen will give you more information about accepting a call in Teams.

B.Sc.(Agr.) Faculty Advisors

Animal Science

Dr. Ira Mandell
519-824-4120 x 53337
Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 154
Office hours by appointment.

Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Science

Dr. François Tardif
519-824-4120 x53395
Crop Science Building, Room 320
Office hours by appointment.

Honours Agriculture

Dr. Vern Osborne
519-824-4120 x 53691
Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 235
Office hours by appointment.

Minor in Agriculture

Melinda Vanryn
519-824-4120 x 54549
Johnston Hall, Room 133A

Who do I contact?

Program Counsellors have in-depth knowledge regarding program requirements as well as University of Guelph regulations, policies and procedures. Program Counsellors can assist you in the development of your educational plans by asking appropriate questions and identifying alternatives. Program Counsellors 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: https://admission.uoguelph.ca/contact.