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Meet Our Guelph Team 

The S2BN team at the University of Guelph works collaboratively to host events for graduate students looking to enhance their skillset and prepare themselves for the workforce after completing their graduate studies.

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Melissa Gonzalez Soto

PhD Student

I am a PhD international student in the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences program at the University of Guelph. My research project focuses on the dietary regulation of the enzymes involved in the endogenous synthesis of omega-3. As a volunteer in the S2BN Guelph chapter, I look forward to organizing events that facilitate communication between students and the industry. I am excited to meet other graduate students with similar interests to mine, as well as industry professionals.


Social Outreach Coordinator

Regan Sheppard

MASc Student

I am currently in my 2nd year of my MASc. of Biomedical Engineering degree with a focus on improving physiotherapy practices using engineering solutions! I am passionate about using human health and performance research to better understand the way humans move and I hope to utilize this passion to obtain a career in the research and development of biomechanical devices in the future. In my current role with the S2BN, I am able to make connections with industry professionals - and I am able to share these connections with like-minded individuals. I hope to help students, like myself, bridge the gap between graduate studies and a successful industry career more seamlessly.

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Vice President

Joshua Budd

MSc Student

I am a MSc student in the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences program at the University of Guelph. My research focuses on the metabolic relevance of omega-3 fatty acids. During my time with the S2BN, I look forward to helping students foster a meaningful relationship with industry members, as well as build relationships with like-minded individuals.

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Communications Director

Megan Fluit

MSc Student

I am an MSc student in the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences program at the University of Guelph. My research explores the effect of beans compared to beef on satiety and food intake in older adults. I am excited to participate in S2BN to help students, including myself, expand their concept of different career pathways that are available after graduate school. I also hope this experience will help me strengthen my communication skills and broaden my professional network in the area of life science! 


Marija Bakoc

Sponsorship Coordinator

MASc Student

Hello! I am a MASc candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Guelph. My research will involve running a study that will contribute to a greater understanding of the dynamic stability demands of the knee during locomotion, which will help inform the design of rehabilitation devices (e.g., supportive knee braces) and rehabilitation protocols for patients with osteoarthritis. As a science lover, I have learned how valuable it is to gain exposure to different STEM career pathways and build strong connections with like-minded individuals. As a member of S2BN, I am most looking forward to helping create an interactive environment where all graduate students, including myself, will be able to build networks with impressive industry leaders and peers. 

Contact the UoG Chapter of the S2BN at:

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Past Team Members


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