Justen - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador
Justen with bear skeleton

Program: Biomedical Science with a minor in medical physiology

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Pronouns: He/Him

Career goal: Study medicine and become a cardiologist

How I get involved: I am a teaching assistant (TA) and a volunteer notetaker with accessibility services for various courses. I am a member of the brain exercise initiative and the Pre-med club and I am currently on an intramural team for volleyball. Not only that, but I am a research assistant in the Department of Kinesiology where I study cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology. Furthermore, I am also completing my Undergraduate Thesis with the chemical engineering department, where I am using CRISPR-cas9 to express protein products in recombinant baculovirus expression vectors.

Why I love my program

Biomedical Sciences is amazing because it prepares me for various professional schools while allowing me the flexibility to do courses of my interest. The content is very intriguing to learn, and I love the engagement during labs and lectures. My teachers and classmates are amazing and motivate me to be successful. The course made me fond of learning and wanting to take my education to the highest level.

Why University of Waterloo?

The University of Waterloo drove my academic capabilities to a very high level. Along the way, you are introduced to a caring and positive environment which makes you feel grateful and motivated to be the best version of yourself. The teacher, student, and school environment are all uplifting, with various clubs, activities, events, food, and facilities to support your needs along your journey.

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