Knowledge Integration top student 2016
Professors have described Sarah as “an exceptional student” who “constantly displayed the desire to learn”. An Alumni Gold Medal Award nominee, she represents the multidisciplinary Knowledge Integration program very well, earning minors in Applied Language Studies and Psychology as well as a certificate in French language.
Some of her many accomplishments include:
- Displaying her undergraduate work at the Graduate Student Recreation and Leisure Studies Symposium (a symposium normally showcasing graduate student work)
- Playing the flute in the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra Program
- Singing in the University of Waterloo A Cappella Ensemble
- Attaining the Mental Health First Aid Certification
During her time here at Waterloo, Sarah discovered her passion for promoting mental health and wellness, and even designed a museum exhibit that aimed to bring awareness and empathy for individuals who experience mental illness.
“My academic experience has greatly shaped my personal development and direction. Along my path as an undergraduate Faculty of Environment student, I discovered my passion for helping the university community promote mental health and wellness. I also gained the skills and knowledge that I need to further pursue this passion.”