Link, Three separate headshot photos of student ambassadors. On the left is Tiffay, in the middle is Ronalda, and on the right is Karen. They are all smiling at the camera.
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Celebrating Black student leaders in Science

Every February, we take the time to honour and celebrate the contributions of Black leaders throughout history. In our classrooms, we are fortunate to have Black student leaders who excel in their academic pursuits and serve as role models for the rest of our UW community.

These individuals selflessly donate their time and energy to guide and support first-year students, paving the way for future generations of Black students in science. Let us take this opportunity to recognize and appreciate their efforts and achievements as we continue fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all students at UW.

A man smiling, he is wearing a maroon shirt. Natural daylight is shining through the windows in the background.

Ronaldo (he/him)

Program: Biomedical Sciences

Year: 4               

Why did you become a science ambassador?

I chose to become a student ambassador to represent and amplify the voices of underrepresented communities on campus. Being a student ambassador allows me to actively engage with prospective students who may come from similar backgrounds, offering them guidance, support, and inspiration.

A woman smiling against a plane backdrop. She is wearing a salmon shirt.

Tiffany (she/her)

Program: Biomedical Sciences

Year: 3

Why did you become a science ambassador?

The University of Waterloo offers an amazing community, and I wanted to be part of a team that showcases that. Before becoming a Science Ambassador, I volunteered for many UW events, such as You@Waterloo Day and Chem Lab open days. I thoroughly enjoyed engaging with prospective students at these events and was searching for a role where I could continue to do so.

To learn more, please visit Celebrating Black student leaders in Science on Waterloo Science News.