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Catherine P.

Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation

Class of 2022

Hometown: New Brunswick, Canada

Major: Geography


Favourite Mount A memory (so far)...

My favourite Mount A memories include "throwin' A's'" with the Rogue Runners, Dr. J-P Boudreau rocking Zoomba in his multi-coloured neon spandex, and organizing and experiencing the first ever Sackville Climate Strike.

My favourite thing to do in Sackville is...

My favourite thing to do in Sackville, (or what we locals sometimes call "Bagtown") is to volunteer in the garden and hang with my furry friends Lily and Ophelia at Open Sky Co-op. Also high up on my list is running out to the dykes, going for a ski on the Tantramar Outdoors Club trails, or taking a paddle out to Silver Lake Island.

Advice I would give to incoming students...

1) Reach out to your professors: This might seem intimidating, but one of the biggest advantages of MtA is that class sizes are small and professors sincerely care about the learning process of their students. 2) Get involved on and off-campus: This a great way to give back to the community while also building meaningful connections and support networks. 3) Explore: Be adventurous! Step out of the comfort of your MtA Bubble (I'm not referring to a Corona Bubble!) and explore the many wonders of the Tantramar Region. Don't worry, we Sackvilians don't bite... but we might know where your professors live.

How have I changed since coming to Mount A...

Since coming to MtA, I have had the opportunity to deepen my community connections both locally and internationally. Most notably, I have been able to strengthen my bond with Open Sky Co-op, a Sackville-based non-for-profit farm that offers programming to adults facing social barriers. Internationally, I have attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, connected with farmers in Germany and Austria, and helped organize Fridays for Future Demonstrations.

I'm passionate about...

Learning New Languages Songwriting Food/Cooking/Baking The Outdoors Musical Theatre Ecological Farming

I'm involved with...

International Orientation Fridays for Future Open Sky Co-op Cross-country skiing EOS Youth Rep Cross-Country Team Global Brigades Eco-Action
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