Gloria

Gloria

Biography

Year:
4

Program:
Double Major in Health Studies (Population Health) and Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Disease

Why did you decide to come to U of T Scarborough?
I was already at another university when I decided to transfer to U of T Scarborough. When I saw how tightknit the U of T Scarborough community was, it was a no-brainer for me. I knew I would not be just a number, but I would be valued as a person, there would be people available to answer my questions, and clubs where I could connect with other students. I am glad I chose U of T Scarborough because I feel like I am part of a community!

What’s the best part of your program?
I love how my two majors can be integrated into one another, and how I can apply what I am learning in lectures to the world around me. Being able to connect what I learn in lecture to the real world reinforces my understanding of concepts.

What campus activities are you involved in? 
I was a U of T Scarborough Student Ambassador last year.

What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Reading all day every day.

If you could give one piece of advice to your first-year self, what would it be?
That one (or more) grade(s) that you think is the end of the world is really the beginning of a learning process—a rite of passage into university for us students! Through your struggles, you learn new study strategies, how to manage your time wisely, how to use the resources available, and you just get better at being a university student. The struggle is not only good, but necessary.