Fahada

Fahada

Biography

Year:
4

Program:
Major: Public Policy (Co-op), Minors: Human Geography and International Development

Why did you decided to come to U of T Scarborough?
I decided to come to U of T Scarborough because the Public Policy Co-op program provided me with the opportunity to gain work experience, while also obtaining a good education. Furthermore, I found the close-knit community of U of T Scarborough and the location to be a better fit for me personally.

What’s the best part about your program?
The best part of my program is the experiential learning opportunities available to students. Experiential learning is crucial because it enables students to develop their professional and academic skills outside the classroom in low risk environments.

What campus activities are you involved in? 
During my first three years, I volunteered with AccessAbility Services as a notetaker. My role as a notetaker was to provide detailed weekly lecture notes to students who have difficulties taking notes due to physical disability, blind, low vision, deaf or hard of hearing. In addition, this past year, I served as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters’s Pumped Up for Post Sec mentorship program.

What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I'm either reading a book or watching sports. My favourite books are Anne of Green Gables and Little Women, while my favourite sports to watch are soccer, hockey, and Formula One racing.

If you could give one piece of advice to your first-year self, what would it be?  
If I could give one piece of advice to my first-year self, I would tell myself to take advantage of the wonderful resources available to U of T Scarborough students. The Writing Centre and the Pan Am Sports Centre offer a wide array of programs and resources I found to be super valuable and helpful for me.