Students get educated at University Fair

Students interacting with Usha Rajpal Cheddi, Guelph-Humber Representative.

Students interacting with Usha Rajpal Cheddi, Guelph-Humber Representative.


The annual Educational Pathways fair takes place at all three campuses of Sheridan College over the course of a week. The two busiest days are at Trafalgar with eight different universities visiting to give students information about continuing their education

The universities in attendance on Monday were York, Wilfrid Laurier, Guelph-Humber and the University of Waterloo. Each university offers a wide variety of programs for students who are looking to transfer their credits.

One of the most frequently asked questions by students is how they can transfer their credits to a program of their choice.

“Either admission requirements or how many transfer credits can I get are the most asked questions,” explained Mat Brown and Natalie Clifford, admissions and recruitment officers for transfer students at the University of Waterloo. According to Brown, “On a day like today, we typically get between 40 to 45 students.”

Brown also explained some of the programs Waterloo offers.

“We offer everything from social sciences and humanities through our faculty of arts, to health sciences programs like kinesiology or recreational and leisure studies. Waterloo is known for engineering as well as math and computer sciences.”

Usha Rajpal Cheddi is admissions coordinator for the University of Guelph-Humber. She was on hand to explain to students about they can transfer their credits over as well as the different programs Guelph-Humber offers.

“We offer only seven programs. Each of our programs offer a degree from Guelph and a diploma from Humber as well as work place experience within every program. So we have a mixture of programs as we have everything from business to early childhood studies, family and community social services to psychology.”

Laurier University was represented by Alison McLaren who is the recruitment and admissions coordinator. She had a few students from Sheridan visiting her table and was quick to explain to them what her university offered.

“We’ve got social work program, humanities and liberal arts. Those are just the basics.”