Health Sciences student ambassador profiles

William

William

Health Studies, Co-op

The Health Studies program not only looks at human health from the level of the cell, it also looks at health from a systems-level creating innovative solutions for complex health challenges. 

Vanessa V.

Vanessa V.

Health Studies, Co-op

What I like most about Health Studies is that it combines courses in both the natural sciences and the social determinants of health, allowing students to be well-rounded and appreciate a holistic approach to healthcare.

Anna S.

Anna S.

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that my program has a lot of flexibility so that I'm able to tailor it to meet my academic interests.

Kathleen

Kathleen

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that my program teaches students to not only treat illnesses once people are already sick but how to prevent diseases and promote health on a population level!

Zanib

Zanib

Health Studies, Co-op

I love the versatility of the Health Studies program. I have the option to learn and focus on a specific area of health i.e., research, informatics, or clinical. 

Vanessa R.

Vanessa R.

Health Studies, Co-op

I love the flexibility of my program and that I'm able to take a variety of courses that help guide me towards what I'm truly interested in. 

Kavini

Kavini

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that Health Studies allows me to explore various fields of health care through my classes. Coming into university I knew I wanted to pursue a health care profession but I was never set on a specific field. To have the opportunity to customize my degree depending on the specialization I choose is perfect for me!

Bakhtawar

Bakhtawar

Health Studies, Co-op

As a Health Studies student, I love that we study all aspects of health, disease, and healthcare, while also having room for various electives and the opportunity to gain practical work experience with the Co-op option! 

Kobisha

Kobisha

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that Health Studies gives me the opportunity to explore health from many different perspectives! The program has introduced me to a vast number of fields within health and several different careers that I can potentially pursue. 

Maisha

Maisha

Health Studies, Co-op

I love that I have the opportunity to learn about health from a holistic perspective and apply my knowledge both inside and outside the classroom. The program and professors foster an incredible community where anyone will feel welcome and excited to learn!

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Health Studies

I like that my program offers multiple minors/specializations which allowed me to pursue a gerontology minor. I also like the flexibility of my program as there are a lot of free electives.

Hammad

Hammad

Health Studies, Co-op

I love that my program has so many amazing minors, specializations, and options that allow us to branch off into the aspects of health studies that we are most interested in!

Mawj

Mawj

Health Studies, Co-op

I love that my program teaches me about multiple different aspects of health and not just the classic sciences. I love that I'm learning how to make health more accessible and make the world a better place through health. 

Rajan

Rajan

Health Studies, Co-op

I really enjoy the variety of courses we take, not only do we cover the physiology of diseases, but also take a look at the upstream social determinants of health. Health Studies is a great program for really exploring different avenues in the field of health care. 

Amber

Amber

Health Studies, Co-op

I love my program because it provides a great balance between organic sciences and social sciences. There is a lot of flexibility to take a variety of courses! 

Shelby

Shelby

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that my program provides me with enough electives to pursue a minor or double major in Psychology!

Maha

Maha

Health Studies, Co-op

I love that my program has taught me so much about the social determinants of health and how they interlock to impact one’s health. I have learned not only about the ways we are able to maintain health, but also the importance of promotion and prevention for overall well-being.

Mehak

Mehak

Health Studies, Co-op

I love that all the students and staff are extremely helpful and care about each and everyone's mental health.

Safaa

Safaa

Health Studies

The thing I like the most about my program is how great a balance it has between the natural sciences and public health subjects. There is also a great amount of flexibility within the program which allowed me to go on a study abroad!

Emma

Emma

Health Studies

My favourite thing about my program is the holistic view of human health. I think it is one of many things that make us unique from other programs and schools.

Reshma

Reshma

Health Studies, Co-op

The Health Studies program at the University of Waterloo allows me to customize my degree and education plan based on my strengths and areas of interest. I love that it focuses on both the scientific and social aspects of health, giving students like myself a clearer idea of the area that we want to further explore.

Avonae

Avonae

Health Studies, Co-op

I like the versatility of my program and the opportunities it presented to gain experience in different health science domains. I especially love the focus on upstream elements through investigation of the social determinants of health.

Muskaan

Muskaan

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that Health Studies focuses not only on the scientific areas of health but also on the social aspects such as the social determinants of health. I also love the diversity of this program as it allows us to learn about various fields of health care.

Priya V

Priya V.

Health Studies

I really enjoy the multi-faceted nature of my program; one can learn about human health from the level of the cell and physiological processes all the way to the broader social determinants that impact our health. The program prepares you for a multitude of career or further study pathways.