Kris Singh (MA 2010)
What is your favourite memory of English at uWaterloo?
My favourite memories of English at uWaterloo are my one on one experiences with the many intelligent English professors in the department, who take the time to help their students in any way they can.
What was your favourite English class?
My favourite English class was ENGL 301H with Prof. Murray McArthur in which we spent most of the semester studying The Odyssey. This was while I was still an undergraduate student and Prof. McArthur's class reinforced my love for studying literature. He is a brilliant academic and in every class he allowed for a relaxed yet stimulating discussion about this text.
Who was your favourite English professor?
My favourite professor at uWaterloo was Prof. Victoria Lamont. She truly tries to help her students in any way she can, often going above and beyond what is required of her. Her graduate seminar was one of the most enjoyable and informative academic experiences I had. And she has often provided me with the guidance necessary to further my academic career.
If you had to describe Waterloo (the university or the city) to a Martian on his/her first trip to earth, what's the first thing you'd tell them?
The University of Waterloo is a gathering of many minds from a diversity of backgrounds in which knowledge of all types is widely shared and built upon.
What lessons did you take away from your experience in English at uWaterloo?
From my experience in English at uWaterloo, I have learnt to keep an open mind while not being afraid to develop and defend my own original ideas. I have learnt that everyone, including myself, should be always aware that he/she is any one's equal and no one's superior.
Where do you imagine yourself in 50 years?
In 50 years, I optimistically imagine myself to be a professor of English Literature.
This profile was originally published in November, 2010, as part of the English at 50 celebrations.