What’s your favourite course at UTSC and why?
I recently took POLC68- The Constitution of Canada and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This course combined Canadian history, law and politics all in one! I found it extremely informative and I was interested in the various topics we discussed in lectures and tutorials throughout the semester.
Who’s your favourite professor at UTSC and why?
Professor Christopher Cochrane, he was my professor for Canadian Government and Politics (POLB50) His courses are always well organized and super engaging. He always has his office door open to talk about politics! Professor Cochrane is a part of a group of political scientists who run the Canadian Parliamentary Data project, which is digitizing and analyzing the written record of debate in the Canadian House of Commons (www.lipad.ca)
What’s your favourite spot on campus and why?
It would be impossible for me to pick out just one spot to call my favourite but the valley it such a nice place to unwind and enjoy nature right on campus. Our newest addition to campus, Highland Halls has an amazing view of campus from the fifth floor.
Why did you decide to come to UTSC?
I decided to come to UTSC mainly because of the campus environment. It’s a close-knit community. The diversity on campus is extremely welcoming and interactive. The co-op program at an internationally recognized institution was also a huge reason why I decided to come to UTSC.
Why did you decide to become an SRA?
I decided to become an SRA because it offered me the opportunity to help first year students navigate the post-secondary school application process and transition to university. When applying to university I relied heavily on advice from upper year students so now as an SRA I have the ability to give the same advice and share my experiences to others.
Favourite movie/TV show?
My favourite TV show is Gossip Girl (xoxo)
My favourite dish is Lasagna but I also love Hakka food!
If you could give one piece of advice to your 1st year self what would it be?
My advice to my 1st year self would be to use the academic resources on campus. The co-op department, Academic Advising and Career Centre and even program departments have amazing workshops and events to help students develop study skills, network and explore job and volunteer opportunities on campus.