Secret Spots and First Impressions

Contest Entry: Samantha Fischer

August 29, 2012
Print

We're sharing the contest entries from our Secret Spots & First Impressions grad student photo competition.

This photo is from Samantha Fischer, Faculty of Education. She writes:

I've lived in Toronto my whole life. I drove my 1998 (hardly functioning!) Dodge stratus across the country (with all of my possessions strapped on top) with my girlfriend in May, from Toronto, and when we thought our 3-week long adventure had ended at Vancouver, it had just begun.

By reaching the end of the transcanada highway, we reached our goals of seeing two coasts by car. However, by leaving Vancouver to see what was around it, our adventure had only just begun.

All in all, this picture marked a beginning, and a conclusion: my trip had "ended," but my new life, and the exploration of British Columbia (made possible by my acceptance to SFU) has only just started.

The road to the end of the highway (5 hours from the Metro Vancouver Area) took us to a place we had never seen before. It made me dream of all of the places left to explore before the end of my degree … or, life, should I make it my home! I've got so much to see and do.

My first impression, therefore, of the Metro Vancouver Area, is that there is so much to discover; this is true both within and outside of the city.

No comments yet

Recent Blog Posts

  • Planning for Sea Level Rise Seminar October 20, 2017
    John Englander, Oceanographer, Consultant, and Leading Expert on Sea Level Rise, will be visiting SFU Burnaby on November 8, 2017. This event is open to anyone in the SFU community.

  • External Award: Scotiabank and yconic Scholarships October 20, 2017
    Scotiabank and yconic are partnering to offer a variety of scholarships for Canadian and international students.

  • Job Posting: Research Data Peer for "R" October 20, 2017
    The Research Data Peer for ‘R’ is a paid position with the Research Commons at SFU Burnaby, to develop ‘R’ support services of particular interest to SFU graduate students in a variety of disciplines. Apply by October 27, 2017.

View Posts by Category