Alumni Round Tables

Network with alumni in round table discussions about their experiences and their path to success and their current employment. Talk with graduates from different fields and majors and get an idea on how to get to where you want to be.

Biomedical Engineer

Hannah Brown

Hannah is an enthusiastic biomedical engineering graduate with several years of experience working in the medical devices industry. She has held progressive roles in various start-up companies and is currently working with the largest medical device company worldwide. She is passionate about implementing and driving adoption of solutions that better patient care.   


Hannah was actively involved in the Engineering Society throughout her studies and is a former President of ENGSOC. Hannah was also heavily involved in wellness initiatives within the School of Engineering, establishing the Wellness Committee and creating the Wellness Lounge. Hannah has worked in R&D, Clinical Affairs and currently works in Operations with Medtronic Canada.  

Mechanical Engineer

Alex Barrie

  • B.Eng Co-op - Mechanical Engineering- University of Guelph 

  • MASc - Mechanical Engineering- University of Guelph 

  • Current Job:  

    • Soil Management Engineer (A)  

    • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs      

    • Alex is working on studying soil compaction and how Ag machinery tires interact with soil. He is focused on management strategies for reducing/avoiding soil compaction. Strategies include optimizing tire load and pressure, material handling strategies to reduce axle loads in the field. 

Engineering Systems & Computing

Jay Graver

Jay Graver graduated in 2003 from ES&C. He worked in Information Security, Payments, Mobile and now AI/ML in Digital Marketing. During his time at the University of Guelph, he was the Technical Coordinator for Guelph’s Engineering Society. Fun fact, he was the one that created the Guelph Engineering Gears Logo 

Environmental Engineer

Amanda Pinto

Amanda is a Water Resources Engineering Intern at Crozier & Associates. She has a B.Eng. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph. Since graduating in 2018 and joining the Crozier team, she has assisted with the design of stormwater management ponds using modelling software and worked on a variety of residential and institutional projects involving floodplain management and detailed grading and servicing design. She is also part of the research collaboration between Crozier and Wilfrid Laurier University which examines how vegetation in stormwater management ponds can enhance water quality. In her free time, Amanda volunteers as the Vice Chair for the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) 30x30 Committee which aims to encourage and support women in engineering.

Biomedical Engineer

Karla Garza

Karla Garza is a Biomedical Engineering Graduate from the University of Guelph, and is currently working for Intellijoint Surgical as Clinical Sales Manager​

Engineering Change Lab

How many of you went into engineering wanting to make an impact on the world? The Engineering Change Lab is an interactive workshop that gets you thinking differently about Technological Stewardship when it comes to engineering and the society. Previously presented at various conferences, including the Ontario Engineering Competition here at the University of Guelph, the ECL is known for opening the minds of attendees to a different way of viewing change in our world.


Grace is currently a second year Biological Engineering Student here at the University of Guelph. At the Canadian Engineering Leadership Conference, she participated in a facilitator workshop for the ECL and had her first opportunity to present this workshop at the ESSCO Annual General Meeting earlier this year. She believes that it is important to get the new generation of students thinking about their impact on the world, as sometimes small actions can lead to bigger movements. She’s excited to present the ECL here at Guelph, and hopes that students will leave her session with a new way of seeing technological stewardship in their lives.  

Just be Human! How to communicate on LinkedIn

(and in your cover letters)

That lifeless cover letter, that boring bio…they’re not yours, are they? Not after this workshop. Our keynote speaker, Emily Nichols, will help you cut through the jargon and the junk with creative re-writing techniques and a lot of tough love. Can you handle it? Bring your cover letter or LinkedIn bio and take away a clearer, more inspiring piece of writing that will move your readers to action.

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