Meet Our Graduates

Our graduates are now working in a wide variety of roles in government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Other graduates have continued their studies in PhD programs. Here is what Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (CCJP) graduates have to say about their time in the program:


Jessica Whitehead, 2015 CCJP Grad

The University of Guelph's Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy program is an interdisciplinary program which includes components of criminology, political science and sociology. As a result, students are able and encouraged to view their research through several different lenses.

I was lucky to be part of a small cohort which was closely knit. As adjusting to graduate life can be challenging, it was great to have a peer community that both acted as a sounding board and a support group.

I had a great academic relationship with my advisor. She is extremely knowledgeable, provides constructive feedback and is highly organized. She encouraged me to become more integrated into the academic community beyond the walls of the classroom and the university.


Evangeline Kroon, 2017 CCJP Grad

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy program is one of the best in Canada and during my application process, as well as throughout my degree, Guelph has provided a warm and fostering atmosphere to my research.

Being a graduate student at Guelph is amazing. You are surrounded by such fiercely intelligent people and you are constantly learning and having your views challenged and changed in the best of ways.

Guelph is my favourite place on earth. It is a vibrant community, full of innovative, kind and amazing people. There is a place for everyone and everyone is welcome. There are so many things to do and get involved in and the city's natural beauty is unparalleled.


Ashley DePaola, 2015 CCJP Grad

I completed my undergraduate degree at Guelph and fell in love with the sense of community, the beautiful campus and the supportive services that are offered to students at the university.

The CCJP program is multidisciplinary between several departments, and therefore encourages students to conduct research that may intersect with more than one field of interest.

From the very beginning, my advisor was extremely knowledgeable. They challenged and encouraged me to think critically. With such a great wealth of knowledge, my advisor helped me construct a feasible research question that guided my thesis work.