People profiles

Ana Smiling

Ana - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Melysa

Melysa - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Joint Honours Social Development Studies

Career goal: Genetic Counselling or Nursing

Favourite food: An everything bagel with cream cheese!

Catharina Smiling

Catharina - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Chemistry, Biology, and Fine Arts

Career goal: High school Chemistry teacher.

Favourite food: Tea

Jackie Smiling

Jackie - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: To be a pharmacist! Ideally working in a community setting, where I can positively impact those around me.

Favourite food: Iced Coffee!

Reshani Smiling

Reshani- Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Amanda Smiling

Amanda - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: I'm hoping to do something with human health, ideally working with viruses and bacteria to produce new vaccines and treatments.

Shirley Smiling

Shirley - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: Research & Development at a Biotech Company!

Favourite food: Sashimi

Michael Smiling

Michael - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Pharmacist

Favourite food: Pizza

How I get involved: TA, OCSA member, CAP buddy. 

Why I love my program

I love interacting with patients and creating a plan to optimize their drug therapy.

Julia

Julia - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I'm hoping to either pursue graduate school (immunology or cell biology) or a professional degree.

Favourite food: Mac and cheese

Shabnam

Shabby - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Biology

Career goal: Air Canada!

Favourite food: Watermelon and just water

How I get involved: Science ambassador involvement and Waterloo Welington Flight Centre volunteer events!

Tim Smiling

Tim - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 1 (Graduate studies)

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Microbiology

Hayley Smiling

Hayley - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Chemistry

Career goal: I’m not sure yet, maybe something in marketing!

Favourite food: Chicken nuggets

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Tiffany - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Biology and Medical Physiology

Career goal: Pharmacist

Favourite food: Bubble Tea

Jerika Smiling

Jerika - Psychology

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Cognitive neuroscience working with older adults with neurodegenerative diseases exploring how to help them (whether that be treatments or easing ways of life)

Favourite food: Pho

Maya smiling

Maya - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Mathematics

Career goal: Head Research Scientist of a lab team (likely in the government, type of lab TBD)

Favourite food: Chicken wings

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Adrien - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: To be completely honest, I have no idea what I want to do once I finish my degree! I'm taking advantage of my co-op experiences to get hands-on experience in the workplace to see what interest me. Currently the pharmaceutical industry is of interest to me.

Robert P. Lemieux

Robert P. Lemieux

Dean of Science

Dean Lemieux joined Waterloo on July 1, 2015 from Queen's University, where he was a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Akshay Smiling

Akshay - Physics and Astronomy

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Joint Honours: Mathematics

Minors: Biophysics, Economics

Matthew Smiling

Matthew - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Medical researcher in the field of oncology

Favourite food: Fish tacos

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Alex - Life Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I want to practice medicine. I'm thinking emergency doctor, ophthalmology, pediatrics, or oncology (in no specific order). Fingers crossed about getting into medical school in the first place!

Favourite food: Sushi or Peaches or Cheesecake Ice cream (can't decide)

Sarah Smiling

Sarah - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: My career goal is to become a pathologist, although I would also like to research viruses/disease in humans and other living creatures.

Favourite food: Soft-shell tacos!

Katya Smiling

Katya - Materials and Nanosciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Researching something in the very very broad field of materials science or nanoscience.

Favourite food: Salami

How I get involved: Orientation leader (Sci-eye and front-line leader), VP of MNS Soc. 

Sarah

Sarah - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: To earn my PharmD and work in a clinical setting where I can focus on educating patients about their health.

Favourite food: Pretty much anything sweet, like cheesecake!

Cody smiling

Cody - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Microbiology

Career goal: Clinical Microbiology/Public Health Microbiology

Favourite food: Curry

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Nadia - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Molecular Genetics

Option: Bioinformatics

Career goal: I would like to become a genetic counselor!

Favourite food: Watermelon

Carson

Carson - Earth Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 1 (M.Sc)

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I want to be either a Survey or Research geologist

Favourite food: Classic French Canadian Poutine, although I'm quite pretentious about it

Carlene Smiling

Carlene - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Medical Physiology and Psychology

Career goal: I'm looking to go to professional school - hopefully something that combines helping people and science.

Favourite food: Sushi

Temi Smiling

Temi - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Medicine

Favourite food: Peppermint tea

How I get involved: I currently work as a Peer Success Coach with the Student Success Office. I enjoy singing in ACE, an acapella club and volunteering with our campus response team, UWCRT.

Megan

Megan - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Biology

Specialization: Geoscience

Career goal: I'd love to work in conservation at some level! I want to be outside and in nature as much as I can.

Favourite food: Chocolate

Deep Smiling

Deep - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Chemistry

Career goal: Cosmetic dentist

Favourite food: Burrito bowls

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Kshiti - Materials and Nanosciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I want to pursue Engineering concepts in the future after doing some research. I'm looking into graduate school programs for further opportunities.

Favourite food: Chocolate chip cookies

Kevin

Kevin - Optometry

Science Ambassador

Year: 1

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Optometrist!!

Favourite food: BBQ anything

How I get involved: CRT responder, Intramural sports

 

 

Susy Smiling

Susy - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Animal Biology

Career goal: Medical doctor

Favourite food: 4oz Burger from South Street Burger

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Jane - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Geoscience

Career goal:  My career goal is to be involved in environmental science research either via an academic, government, or industry route

Favourite food:  My favourite food is sushi, especially sashimi!

Sebastien Smiling

Sebastien - Biotechnology/Economics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Happiness

Favourite food: Cheesecake

How I get involved:

Christian

Christian - Medicinal Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: PhD

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Finish a PhD and work with our collaborators at Pfizer.

Favourite food: Steak and baked potato

Zahra Smiling

Zahra - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Psychology

Career goal: Speech language pathologist

Favourite food: Cucumbers

Eric smiling

Eric - Mathematical Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I'm still not sure, I've been trying out jobs in different fields but haven't found the ideal one yet.

Favourite food: Gyros

Taylor Smiling

Taylor - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Possibly Microbiology

Career goal: Researching the human microbiome and teaching microbiology!

Favourite food: Burritos

Daniel Smiling

Daniel - Physics and Astronomy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Something to do with teaching and inspiring the next generation to become the best people they can be.

Katelyn Smiling

Katelyn - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Ecology

Career goal: Where the wild things are, AKA travel for field work and interact with all sorts of biodiversity.

Favourite food: Crème brûlée torched very generously, or affogato served over a dark chocolate brownie.

Kelly

Kelly - Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Still exploring my options!

Favourite food: Noodles

How I get involved: TA for CHEM 120L and a Living-Learning Community Peer Leader. I'm also the current External Director of the FEDS Volunteer Centre!

Dwiti Smiling

Dwiti - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Music

Career goal: A doctor, but not sure what kind yet!

Favourite food: Chocolate

How I get involved: Biol 130L Teaching Assistant and a Science Ambassador!

 

Alitsia Smiling

Alitsia - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: A career where I'm challenged everyday, where I can be a leader to an amazing and hardworking group of people, and to be in a role where I can make a difference.

Favourite food: Ice cream, it's my weakness!

How I get involved: Science Ambassadors and Chem Club!

Ashley Smiling

Ashley - Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Controller/CFO at a Biotechnology firm

Favourite food: Japanese Curry

How I get involved: S.W.A.M Kitchener-Waterloo, Teaching Assistant

Francesca Smiling

Francesca - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: I'm hoping to pursue a career in medicine.

Favourite food: Filipino Food! Specifically a dish called Tocino

Dwiti

Dwiti - Biomedical Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: To be a doctor, although I'm not sure what kind yet.

Favourite food: Anything with chocolate

Kaitlynn smiling

Kaitlynn - Psychology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Natalie Smiling

Natalie - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Ecology

Career goal: Graduate school researching evolutionary biology and ecology... but only after a year or so of building a van and travelling down the west coast.

Favourite food: Thai Curry

Gurlin

Gurlin - Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Consulting for pharmaceuticals

Favourite food: Spaghetti

Janet

Janet - Optometry

Science Ambassador

Year: 1                        

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Optometrist

Favourite food: Sushi

Sadie Smiling

Sadie - Life Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biophysics

Career goal: I'm not sure yet, but both medical school and graduate studies are tempting options!

Favourite food: Tacos

Melissa Smiling

Melissa - Biotechnology/Economics

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: My current career goal is to work in industry in the biotechnology field. Along the way to that goal, I am hoping to do graduate school in a molecular biology/ biotechnology related field.

Favourite food: My favourite food is mac and cheese but homemade, not KD.

Brooke

Brooke - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: To become a renowned radiochemist and nuclear medicine researcher.

Favourite food: Shawarma

How I get involved: I am a science ambassador, research assistant, CHEM 266L teaching assistant, a member of chem club, and a science outreach volunteer.

 

Evan

Evan - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Possibly Earth Science

Career goal: I don't know yet, but I have enjoyed the experiences I have had in both lab work and at municipal governments.

Favourite food: Sushi

Sharyn smiling

Sharyn - Psychology

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Wherever I am led!

Favourite food: BBQ chicken wings

How I get involved: I am in Power2Change, Association of Caribbean student and I work at UWaterloo Athletics!

Clare Smiling

Clare - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: Science communication officer or professor

Favourite food: Royal No. 9 Tapioca Milk Tea

Jenny

Jenny - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Something in medicine

Favourite food: Bubble tea

How I get involved: Orientation, science outreach (let’s talk science, science open house, outreach labs), peer success coaching!

Cherry smiling

Cherry - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Not sure yet, I'm going to take advantage of co-op to try different work settings.

Favourite food: Chatime or TenRen's honey green tea with tapioca

Nandini Smiling

Nandini - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Medical Physiology

Career goal: Health MBA

Favourite food: Chocolate cake

How I get involved: Science society, SSHT, first year housing rep

Emily Smiling

Emily - Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Computational

Career goal: Right now, I think it'd be really cool to work at a university doing research, maybe even becoming a professor.

Favourite food: Burgers!

William smiling

William - Medicinal Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Either some sort of chemistry research or pharmaceutical industry

Favourite food: Bao

How I get involved: Chem club and science ambassadors!

 

Christine smiling

Christine - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Chemistry and Medical Physiology

Career goal: Not completely sure, but definitely aiming for somewhere in the medical field!

Favourite food: Chocolate

Joy Smiling

Joy - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Earth Science

Career goal: Commercial pilot of a major airline

Favourite food: Ginger Ale

Kaden

Kaden - Earth Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Hydrogeology

Career goal: Working as a consultant around the world to help mining company's improve their environmental practices.

Favourite food: Sushi

Oz smiling

Oz - Materials and Nanosciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Do research

Favourite food: Ice Cubes

How I get involved: Acapella, Phys Club, Library Ambassador and going to the gym

Janet

Janet - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Economics

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: I hope to do research and development for cosmetics.

Favourite food: Donuts

Nicki Smiling

Nicki - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I would like to continue doing research in Science (maybe as a professor), likely some combination of bioinformatics, biochemistry and microbiology!

Favourite food: Calamari

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Becca - Earth Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Hydrogeology

Joscelyn

Joscelyn - Mathematical Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Ultimately, I would like to be in a research position where I can work closely with experimentalists as a theorist in the field of quantum optics. Although, it being an ultimate goal, it may get revamped just like Marvel comics.

Favourite food: Raspberry Lemonade

Amber

Amber - Life Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Medical Physics

Career goal: I'm still figuring that out!

Favourite food: Chocolate milkshake

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Winnie - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Earth Sciences

Career goal: Airline Pilot

Favourite food: Lasagna 

Lindsay - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Psychology, Chemistry, Biology

Career goal: In the healthcare field... beyond that I don't know yet!

Favourite food: Anything chocolate

Mary

Mary - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 1

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I'm hoping to become a pharmacist

Favourite food: Chicken Wings

Christian smiling

Christian - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Psychology

Kimia Smiling

Kimia - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year:  2

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Psychology and Medical Physiology

Option: Bioinformatics

Career goal: Bioinformatician

Favourite food: Quesada

Chloe Smiling

Chloe - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Ecology

Career goal: I hope to get a job that allows me to interact with nature on a daily basis and contribute to conservation efforts.

Favourite food: Croissants

Ben Smiling

Benjamin - Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Research or Industry work with either Analytical fields or Polymer Chemistry

Favourite food: Sauerkraut and Borscht

How I get involved: Science Ambassador, Student Ambassador, Executive of ChemClub, Orientation Leader

Michael

Michael - Mathematical Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Astrophysics

Minor: Pure Math

Career goal: Not sure! I am interested in becoming a physicist, but I also might like education or engineering!

Favourite food: Penne pasta with roasted red pepper sauce, Parmesan cheese, and chopped basil

Andia Smiling

Andia - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Pharmacist but things could definitely change!

Favourite food: Crispy mac and cheese

How I get involved: Pharmacy Club, intramural soccer and volleyball

Alex Smiling

Alex - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 1 (Graduate Studies)

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Microbiology

Areeba

Areeba - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 1

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Pharmacist

Favourite food: Gulab Jamuns (South Asian sweet)

Jessica

Jessica - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: The field of pharmacy is ever-changing and so am I! Currently, I'd love to be working in a community pharmacy, impacting the lives of patients within my community.

Favourite food: Anything spicy!

Divya Smiling

Divya - Physics and Astronomy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Minors: Mathematics and Legal Studies

Career goal: My goal is to go to law school and become an environmental lawyer

Favourite food: Hummus!

Maggie Smiling

Maggie - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Biology

Career goal: I don’t know yet! Still figuring things out :)

Favourite food: Cool Lime Refresher from Starbucks 

Lilli Smiling

Lilli - Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Materials Chemistry

Career goal: Teaching high school chemistry, physics, and math.

Favourite food: Borscht and pineapple

Kate Smiling

Kate - Medicinal Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I’m not sure yet... possibly a research position, clinical trial work or a lab-based job.

Favourite food: Pad see ew

Martina Smiling

Martina - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Chemistry

Career goal: I'm not entirely sure yet. I do hope that I have a career that challenges me and brings me happiness!

Favourite food: Gnocchi 

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