Alumni Stories

Our college produces leaders who take on the critical issues facing our world. These stories showcase alumni that are making a difference in our communities and beyond.

Looking back and ahead with MAC '67

The class of Macdonald Institute 1967 celebrated a reunion in Canmore, Alberta, September 23 - 27, 2019. Classmates from all across Canada came together to enjoy reconnecting and experiencing the beauty of the area. The class also celebrated the success of the MAC '67 50th Anniversary Scholarship project, which supports a student annually.

Alina's Superpowers

Grad Draws on Personal Experience to Run Guelph Counselling Centre

Psychology major Alina Kislenko turned her own struggles with ADHD and Asperger’s into a slew of successes. A lack of local counselling for others like her led Kislenko to found the Guelph Counselling Centre where she continues to improve lives today.

Oh She Glows

Grad Brings Healthy and Delicious Recipes to the World Through Award-Winning Blog and Cookbooks

Angela Liddon’s blog features more than 500 recipes and receives millions of visitors each month. She’s also the award-winning author behind two New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling cookbooks: The Oh She Glows Cookbook and Oh She Glows Every Day. Her plant-based recipes are praised by vegan and omnivore readers alike.

CSAHS Alumna Recalls Life Lessons Learned at U of G

As the executive producer of CBC Life, Portia Corman manages a large team of writers, videographers, social media mavens and the like. Her job requires her to connect with people, be persuasive, and maintain good communication and relationships – skills she credits in part to psychology courses taken during her time at the University of Guelph.