Olivera - Life Physics

Science Ambassador


Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Biology

Specialization: Medical Physics

Career goal: Ideally I would love to be a lecturer/professor, but life is full of surprises!

Favourite food: Chocolate!

How I get involved: I love being involved on campus! Some of the ways I've been getting involved include: volunteering as a Move Your Mind Workout Buddy, Science Ambassador, and Science Student Help Team Peer Mentor. I also take part in Muay Thai, intramural ice hockey, and I often go to the gym for a good workout. Lastly, I am a teaching assistant for the Biology Department and I just recently started another job as a Warriors Recreation Ambassador.





Why I love my program

I chose co-operative Life Physics here at the University of Waterloo because I've always found the human body interesting and the technology used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes absolutely fascinating. I knew that Biology and Physics were the primary courses I was interested in during high school, so when I found the Life Physics program it fell right into my needs and interests as it covers courses in Biology, Physics, Math, and Chemistry. During the first two years of this program there were only a few electives but in third and fourth year I got plenty of opportunity to explore courses in other faculties such as Arts and Applied Health Sciences. Electives allow you to tailor your degree to fit your interests better. I also found that they broadened my range of knowledge which makes me feel more like a well-rounded individual.

Why University of Waterloo?

I chose the University of Waterloo because it had Life Physics, which is still a relatively new and unique program and because of the university's phenomenal co-operative education reputation. After starting my first year of university I had absolutely no idea what career I wanted to pursue in the future. Through co-op I've gotten many opportunities to see some of the potential jobs that I could apply to after completing my degree and I discovered new passions such as teaching.
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