Zahra - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Zahra holding a cupcakeYear: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Biology and Gerontology

Career goal: Still a work in progress – but definitely something that combines my passions for public health policy and mental health advocacy in a clinical setting.

Favourite food: Caffeine is my best friend.

How I get involved: I love getting involved both on campus and in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. So far, I’ve had the privilege of being a Science Society Executive, serving on Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) committees, volunteering with Science Outreach, Science Orientation, and Science Ambassadors, working as a Pharmacy Assistant at a local pharmacy, and volunteering at a local hospital with a Child Life Specialist.

Why I love my program

I love Honours Science because it gives me the opportunity to take all the core human physiology and development courses that I love, while still giving me the flexibility to pursue a variety of interesting electives from different disciplines. The program prepares me really well for a wide range of post-graduate programs that I’m interested in applying to, including research-based Master’s and accelerated nursing. Because the program is so diverse in course opportunities, I get to meet so many different people from so many different pathways. Over the years, I’ve built a wonderful support system of friends and colleagues that have helped me adjust to and enjoy university life!

Why University of Waterloo?

When I first toured the University, I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere on campus. All the students, professors, and advisors were so approachable and friendly! They genuinely made me feel cared for and that they were invested in the success of my academic journey, which helped put a lot of my anxieties about starting university at ease.

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