Advisor Mark Shimizu
I majored in: biological sciences; I’m currently pursuing a post-baccalaureate diploma in counselling and human development.
In my free time, I enjoy: road cycling, watching Jays games with my wife, cuddles with my dog
I knew what to major in when: I started to appreciate the complexity of living things and the systems they are composed of and exist in.
My biggest struggle in university: letting the pressure to "have it all figured out" interfere with my exploration, enjoyment, and learning.
What I enjoyed the most in university was: the liberating feeling of accomplishment and relief after finishing a set of final exams at the end of each term
If I could change one thing about my undergrad career: I would have taken more subjects outside of my major program to expand my interests and critical thinking skills.
My best advice for current students is: Stay curious, challenge assumptions, and embrace the process of learning. Expect to struggle but know that you're not alone - asking for help are signs of self-awareness, resourcefulness, and strength.
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