A University of Guelph graduate is featured in a new promotional series by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) on how higher education transforms lives.

A video featuring Jordan Willcox was launched by COU today.

Willcox, who completed three degrees at U of G, now works at the William Osler Health System in Toronto as a risk management consultant.

In the video, he discusses how the skills he gained during his PhD help him in his job.

Specifically, he says university helped him develop research skills and the ability to deal with both success and failure, which he says are key traits that transfer to almost any workplace.

Willcox completed a PhD in biomedical sciences, a master’s degree in physiology and a B.Sc. in human kinetics at Guelph.

While at U of G, Willcox received the Walter Vaughan Medal for his service to the University’s Senate, to which he was elected six times. He was also the graduate student representative on the University’s Board of Governors.

He was a board member of the YMCA/YWCA (Guelph) and has served as an officer in the Canadian Forces reserves for eight years.