Natasha - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Natasha holding a sign that reads,"call me bond, ionic bond"

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Chemistry, Psychology

Career goal: I'm hoping to get into medical school after my undergrad.

Favourite food: Sushi

How I get involved: I first got involved on campus through RezLife by being a part of Rez Council and working as an FDA in REV. In my 3rd and 4th year I decided that I wanted to get involved more with the science faculty and ended up getting involved with Science Orientation, Science Ambassadors, Science Society, and TA-ing biology lab courses. I also volunteer in the Waterloo community throughout the year.

 

 

 

Why I love my program

What I love about Honours Science is how flexible it is, which is something that I’m pretty sure everyone in Honours Science can agree on. Unlike other programs, Honours Science does not have a specific list of courses that you need to complete in order to be part of that program. The flexibility allows me to take science courses that I am interested in. For me, that means that taking many of the same courses that Biomedical students have taken, without certain lecture and lab courses that I’m not as interested in. This also results in having more elective slots, which has allowed me to easily take two minors with my degree. Also, being able to organize my schedule how I like means that I can also easily find a balance between my coursework and the extracurriculars that I am involved in without feeling overwhelmed.

Why University of Waterloo?

I chose UWaterloo because of the Honours Science program. Since I was unsure of what I wanted to major in when I was in grade 12, I liked that Honours Science gave me the opportunity to take a variety of courses to figure out what I liked. UWaterloo also gave me the option to further specialize or stay in a more general science program in my upper years. Even though I came to UWaterloo for the program and did not know much about the campus, I quickly fell in love with all the opportunities that UWaterloo had, such as the huge number of clubs, opportunities to get involved in residence, how supportive the professors are, and so much more! I was unsure how my experience was going to pan out when I came here, but now I can easily say that UWaterloo is a second home.

 
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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