Header images

Depending on your browser or if you are accessing on phone, laptop or tablet you will either see a header video or one of a series of images. All taken with my iPhone.


The header video includes a few clips taken in Ethiopia in December 2017, when I visited to help train staff from four agricultural colleges in the country. Some of the filming is down on the college farm and also the road back to Addis from Sodo.


The photographs are a selection of images, of things that I have seen or places I have been.

Sodo, Ethiopia, 15th December 2017

Truro Library, Nova Scotia, 30th May 2017

San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, USA, March 2017

Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus
Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus, 15th June 2017*

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge, London, UK, August 2015

* the silos in the picture were damaged in a fire in 2015 and demolished in the fall of 2017.

More about Matthew Guy

Matthew GuyI live in Nova Scotia, Canada, and have worked most of my professional career in Student Affairs for universities on both sides of the Atlantic.

I grew up near Bury St. Edmunds in England until I moved to Leeds to become a student.

I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) with a Bachelor of Arts with honours and became a member (and later a Fellow) of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

In 2006 after a lot of thought we moved to Nova Scotia in Canada.

Having worked in student housing in England, I worked for nine years for one of Canada’s top undergraduate universities.

In September 2016 I became Director of Student Success on a small campus of a larger Canadian university.

I have served as both Secretary and President of the  Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS).

I have previously been a Vice President in my Students’ Union, a volunteer Director of a non-profit housing organisation, set up a community website, been an Annapolis River Guardian  as well as being part of many social and political campaigns.

I live with my husband, our two sons, two cats, two dogs, and previously been home to varying numbers of chickens and a lame duck (he had only one foot).

Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to send me a message or a tweet.

Matthew Guy -  Nova Scotia, Canada