North Campus D - I

Dana

Year of study
2

Faculty, Program/Area of study
Nursing

What do you like/love about your program?
I love the hands on approach to my program, and being able to get a taste of what my future career will entail. I love meeting new people, both in my classes and in my placements around the city.

What are your interests/passions/hobbies?
I am a massive nerd, so I love movies, books, and TV shows. I love photography and travel, and in my spare time I am happy to put on a movie and crochet!

Do you have a talent or amazing experience?
This summer, I have been studying abroad in Ireland, which so far has been absolutely incredible! I have met loads of people and learnt lots all over the country. I have a talent for quoting random movies and making obscure references to nerdy things.

What is one helpful study technique that you use?
I use flash cards to study. I write down important parts of my class notes on flash cards, and then wander around random hallways as I quiz myself on them. I often listen to classical music while I do this to keep myself focused. It is nice because I get to move around while still studying important material.

What language(s) do you speak or write?
I am fluent in both English and French.

Describe yourself in 3 words
Nerdy, Chill, Kindhearted.


Danielle

Year of study 
5

Faculty, Program/Area of study
Social Work

What do you like/love about your program?
The core value of empathy and empowering others.

What are your interests/passions/hobbies?
I like yoga, random human biology facts, and looking at cute fluffy animals on social media of course!

Do you have a talent or amazing experience?
I couldn't think of anything so I asked my friends. They said "Talent? Being able to talk with someone and make them feel heard, and validate their feelings." 

What is one helpful study technique that you use?
Having trouble starting an essay? Start writing what you want to say in the simplest of terms, even if it sounds stupid like "Alzheimer is a bad disease."

What language(s) do you speak or write?
English 

Describe yourself in 3 words
Sarcastic, Compassionate, Critical thinker.


Deborah

Year of study
4

Faculty, Program/area of study
Arts, Sociology and Economics double major

What do you like/love about your program?
Because my program is very practical I am able to relate with the things around me. I love that I am able to view the world in many different colors and learn new ways to better my life as well as the people around me.

What are your interests/passions/hobbies?
I enjoy writing, arts, dance, music and sleeping.

Do you have a talent or amazing experience to share?
I recently got hooked on building Lego. Generally, I am popular for being able to find the good in almost everything. I love to listen and to solve problems. I love puzzles or anything that puts a smile on people’s faces.

What is one helpful study technique that you use?
I tend to take notes while I study and try to explain my notes out to myself or to whoever is willing to listen.

What language(s) do you speak and write?
English

Describe yourself in 3 words
Caring, Outgoing, Creative.


Dorna

Year of study 
4

Faculty, Program/Area of study
Campus St-Jean, Maj: Biological Sciences Min: Sociology

What do you like/love about your program?
I love how you can take many different science classes unlike a Biology major which is limited to just biology classes. I also love my minor (Sociology). It's a great balance between the arts and sciences.

What are your interests/passions/hobbies?
I love to bike, play the guitar, do Zumba and meditate when I'm stressed and I love to read books in my free time.

Do you have a talent or amazing experience?
I went to Togo last year, and volunteered with Projects Abroad. I was placed in a hospital in the maternity department and assisted with two births.

What is one helpful study technique that you use?
Review/Read your notes before and after class even if you're super tired and nothing is getting processed in your brain. Do your best and don't worry about the rest. Get help with whatever you are struggling with before it's too late. Don't be afraid to approach your profs and seek all the resources available on campus. 

What language(s) do you speak or write?
I speak and write French and English fluently and speak Farsi fluently and write Farsi not so fluently.

Describe yourself in 3 words
Sincere, Understanding, Outgoing.


Ijlal

Year of study
3
 
Faculty, Program/area of study

Biological sciences
 
What do you like/love about your program?
Biological science is the perfect program for curious minded individuals who share a strong interest in understanding the essential components of their environment. Personally, I love being able to study anything ranging from Human Physiology to Botany.
 
What are your interests/passions/hobbies?
Traveling and Photography
 
Do you have a talent or amazing experience to share?
I’ve travelled on the train across Canada, from coast to coast.
 
What is one helpful study technique that you use?
I turn my phone off (keeping it on silent works too).
 
What language(s) do you speak and write?
English, Urdu/Hindi, and Arabic.
 
Describe yourself in 3 words
Passionate, Ambitious, Kind.