Fun Fact: A blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of your body.
How’s your first semester been?
Very busy, but excited to finish up my last year at Western.
What kinds of extracurricular activities are you involved in?
I spend a lot of time volunteering my time at Western, being part of student council (VP Finance for FHSSC) tends to take up most of my time, but on the weekends I enjoy watching sports or playing squash.
What is your favourite HS course or prof and why?
My favourite health studies prof would have to be Dr. Belliveau, I’ve taken a lot of classes with him and really enjoy his enthusiasm he has for his students.
What are your future career plans? Where do you see yourself in five, ten, twenty years?
I am planning on applying to graduate programs in public health, I see myself falling into some time of quantitative role like epidemiology or biostatistics.
How do you define health? What do you do in your everyday life to stay healthy?
I think its important to stay conscious of your overall well-being rather then focusing on the physical aspects of health, personally, I focusing on eating clean, organic, and try to engage in enough physical activity.
Do you have any advice for other Health Studies students?
If I could give any advice to other health studies students, especially students in first year, is to not ask yourself what you what to be, but rather ask yourself what you want to solve, and run with it. We are granted the opportunity to solve many of the issues embedded in health over these next few decades, and I think our students can play a big role in that change.
What do you think makes the School of Health Studies stand out?
Health studies poses students who want to actively be apart of the community, and see change in the future. I think that, coupled with the fact we have profs with unique research topics makes this faculty unique.