Program: Honours Specialization in Health Sciences
HSSA Role: VP Events
Fun Fact: I’m bilingual—I also speak French
What kinds of extracurricular activities are you involved in?
When I’m not in class you can find me in various meetings or at the gym! I love being involved and I am constantly looking for new ways to make a positive difference in the community around me. I am the BC Province coordinator for the Out of Province Student’s Association and the VP Events for the Health Studies Student’s Association. Both these roles have allowed me to grow as a person, and I have met so many cool people along the way. Being an active Health Sci student is a huge part of my life. I have recently become obsessed with some of the workout classes at the rec center including spin and sculpt and sweat!
What is your favourite HS course or prof and why?
My favourite HS course so far is Personal Determinants of Health with Dr. Burke. Dr. Burke is one of my favourite Profs at Western and she teaches this course so well! This is a great course to learn about health and wellness, and it is very applicable to daily life. It was Personal Determinants of Health that encouraged me to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and it is something that will stick with me for a lifetime.
Do you have any advice for other Health Studies students?
Get involved! There are many unique opportunities within the Health Sciences Faculty and within Western to meet other students and get involved in cool initiatives both locally and globally. Getting involved in clubs, associations and faculty councils, for example, will also give you a break from the books where you can focus your energy on pursuing existing interests and developing new ones. As DJ Khaled would say, maintaining a balanced lifestyle is the key to success in University and getting involved is just one way to keep this balance! Between academics, social life, extracurricular activities and staying active, you’re bound to be a very well rounded Health Studies Student!
What do you think makes the School of Health Studies stand out?
The School of Health Studies is a very interdisciplinary school with so much to offer. What makes our school unique is the holistic view towards health and wellness that the curriculum offers. The School of Health Studies prepares students for a diverse array of career opportunities and professional programs including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Health Policy, Health Promotion, Bioethics and so much more! It’s the perfect place to be for those truly interested in health and improving human health around the globe.