Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation
Class of 2021
Hometown: Nova Scotia, Canada
Secondary Major: Mathematics
... I've become a lot more confident and involved! The kind and welcoming Mount A community has given me the courage to slowly but surely push the bounds of my comfort zone over these last few years. Not to mention there are so many opportunities to get involved in amazing things at Mount A, it'd be a shame to pass them all by! The person I was before coming to Mount A never would've thought she'd be part of the Orientation Committee or Co-President of an academic society or volunteer to present her research on multiple occasions, but here we are!
... it felt like home. Mount A has this uniquely amazing close-knit community. After taking one tour, I could already see how friendly and happy-to-be-there everyone at Mount A was. Small classes where profs know your name, spirited residence life, friendly clubs and societies, seeing familiar faces all over campus – you really feel like part of a big family here!
... go out to eat with friends! There are so many great restaurants to choose from, and they're all just a short walk away! One of my favourites is Mel's, a diner-style restaurant that has more flavours of milkshakes than you can name! Every time I go I make sure to get a different one with the goal to one day try them all!
... is getting to travel to Mainz, Germany to do research in subatomic particle physics! One of the professors in the physics department takes students there (almost) every summer for a few months to work at a particle accelerator! I've always been fascinated with particle physics, and so working at an actual particle accelerator, in Europe nonetheless, was the opportunity of a lifetime! Not to mention it was so fun just to explore the city of Mainz, learn a bit of German, and spend time with a few other Mount A physics students!