Josh Vieulleux- 3rd Yr Bachelor of Honors Specialization in Health Science
Josh is your typical health studies student who took the time to sit down with the HSSA for a quick interview. He’s a very chill guy who likes to bake delicious treats!
What kind of extra-curricular activities are you part of?
I volunteer for an impact program at Victoria hospital. Essentially, it’s a program for youth to explain the importance of being aware when driving. It gives a real world situation to show them what consequences occur when drinking and driving or texting while driving. It’s a field trip part of school curriculum. I got involved through a coworker from Western Bookstore.
I love working at the Bookstore. It was so convenient to have a job on campus and they are very flexible with your schedule. It’s really awesome because you get to meet so many different students, especially first year. I also work at the new building, Luxe. It’s a different environment because you’re interacting with a lot of upper year students and help them transition to living on their own. You have to be really good with time management. I’m always planning ahead to expect the unexpected.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
The professors at Western have really been an inspiration. I look up to Dr. Angela Nissen. She’s a professor in physiology and pharmacology. She’s very open with her students and approachable. Dr. Nissen was really supportive as a professor and doesn’t set her students up to fail. I also really think Jennifer Irwin is amazing because she sets up ventures inside and outside of the learning environment like the Butterfly Effect.
Do you have any career goals?
Right now I’m looking into Canadian medical schools, paramedicine (paramedics) and nursing. I really want to improve the lives of others and help those with disorders.
What’s your favourite course?
Physiology 2130: I loved the course because you learn about the body. It’s a very informative course about health issues which is something that I found related towards what I want as a future career.
What do you do to be healthy?
I try to eat properly, exercise and stay away from Starbucks :(. I love hiking!
Do you have any advice for other Health Studies Students?
Try your hardest. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and go to Club Weldon more than other clubs!