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Peer Leaders are upper-year students in the Faculty of Environment who will be living in or visiting the Environment Living-Learning Community at St. Paul's on a regular basis. Peer Leaders will provide you with academic support, put you in touch with professors, run academic-based events and help you figure out what classes to take in future terms.


Peer Leader Carlee

Name: Carlee

Program: International Development Studies

Year: 3

Leader Term: Fall & Winter

Favourite Class: PAC 311 (Doing Development: Issues of Justice and Peace)

Why do you love St. Paul's?

I love St. Paul's because of the tight-knit community. The small size of the residence creates a fantastic support system and friendships that will last long past first year!

Ask me about:

  • Adjusting to university as an out-of-province student
 

Peer Leader Anne

Name: Anne

Program: Planning

Year: 3

Leader Term: Fall

Favourite Class: PLAN 104 (Perspectives in Planning) 

Why do you love St. Paul's?

I love St. Paul’s because of all the opportunities it provides. It’s a home to first years and more, serving as a gathering and learning place for all. I have met so many of my good friends by living here in first year, and it is so fun to witness others having a similar experience.

Ask me about:

  • Getting involved with the environment community
  • Promoting sustainable living
  • St. Paul's GreenTeam
  • Environment Coffee Shop
 

Peer Leader Freddy

Name: Freddy

Program: Planning

Year: 4A

Leader Term: Winter

Favourite Class: Plan 431 (Issues in Housing)

Why do you love St. Paul's?

I love St. Paul's because it's not just a place to live, it's home. The friends you make become family and the memories you make become long lasting. The welcoming atmosphere and caring community at St. Paul's is truly amazing!

Ask me about:

  • As a student going into my final semester, I have seen a lot (5 co-ops, and lots of experiences)
  • Course selection
  • Specializations, minors, options
 

Peer Leader Matt

Name: Matt

Program: Planning

Year: 4

Leader Term: Winter

Why do you love St. Paul's?

Since first year, I have made some of my best friends through St. Paul's, and you continue to be a part of the tight community once you've left! Just wait for your friends to be jealous that you live at St. Paul's! 

Favourite Class: PLAN 485 (Special Topics Course)

Ask me about:

  • Tips for success in co-op
  • Donning at St. Paul's
  • Volunteering at St. Paul's and with the Faculty of Environment
  • Making the most of your time in Planning
 

Peer Leader AJ

Name: AJ

Program: Planning

Year: 4

Leader Term: Winter

Favourite Class: PLAN 100 (Evolution of Planning)

Why do you love St. Paul's?

St. Paul's is the best place to live, work and play when transitioning to university in your first year. The community is so warm and welcoming of everyone, and I love every minute I am here.

Ask me about:

  • Student government and the university
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Planning
  • Anything audio-visual related
 

Peer Leader Greg

Name: Greg

Program: Planning

Year: 2

Leader Term: Fall

Favourite Class: HIST 105 (Rock 'n' Roll and US History)

Why do you love St. Paul's?

I love the small size and tight-knit community feel at St. Paul's. 

It's nice seeing so many familiar faces everyday. I also love breakfast at Watson's and the many study spaces throughout the College.

Ask me about:

  • Working in a factory (crazy learning experience and very different from school and other jobs)
 

Peer Leader Mike

Name: Mike

Program: Environment & Business

Year: 3

Leader Term: Fall & Winter

Why do you love St. Paul's?

St. Paul’s is one of the central hubs of the Environment Faculty. Living there in first year gave me the opportunity to make all sorts of connections with fellow students in my program or not. It is certainly nice to know the right people across the faculty as you move into upper years.

Favourite Class: ENBUS 102 (Introduction to Environment and Business)

Ask me about:

  • Co-op skills and understanding what employers are looking for
 

Peer Leader Dylan

Name: Dylan

Program: Environment Resource Studies

Year: 4

Leader Term: Fall and Winter

Favourite Class: ERS 375 (Coastal Marine Change in Jamaica)

Why do you love St. Paul's?

I love St. Paul's for its unique atmosphere and environment. It provides the foundation to build lifelong friendships and connections through community building activities.

Ask me about:

  • Co-op (completed 5 work terms, two outside of Ontario)
  • International courses
  • Thesis writing
 

Peer Leader Justin

Name: Justin

Program: Environment and Resource Studies

Year: 4

Leader Term: Winter

Favourite Class: PLAN 203 (People and Plans)

Why do you love St. Paul's?

The memories I have created and the friends I have grown close with whom I met at St. Paul's.  

The staff is always there to help students adjust to first year, succeed in school and projects, support them in social initiatives, or work together to realize their environmental impact and ability to change.

Ask me about:

  • Applying to school projects that affect the KW Region
  • Having fun in Waterloo (rock climbing, outers club, urban farming, etc.)
 
 

Peer Leader Kristen

Name: Kristen

Program: Planning

Year: 2A

Leader Term: Winter

Favourite Class: PLAN 203 (People and Plans)

Why do you love St. Paul's?

I love St. Paul's because of the sense of community. Living with like-minded environment students really enhanced my first year experience.

Ask me about:

  • Tips about co-op (especially about finding your own!)
 

Peer Leader Taylor

Name: Taylor

Program: Environment Resource Studies

Year: 2

Leader Term: Fall

Favourite Class: ENVS 175 (Intro to Environmental Studies)

Why do you love St. Paul's?

I love St. Pauls because of the awesome community vibe that it has, while here I met a ton of fantastic people. I am hoping to be involved in as many opportunities as I can like Huntsville, co-op and possibly an exchange.

Ask me about:

  • Getting involved at Waterloo and St. Paul's
 

Peer Leader Abram

Name: Abram

Program: Planning

Year: 3

Leader Term: Fall

Favourite Class: PLAN 100 (Evolution of Planning) 

Why do you love St. Paul's?

My favourite thing about St. Paul's is the strong sense of community and homeliness. Everyone knows everyone, meaning that you'll always find a friendly face at all times of the day.

Ask me about:

  • Exploring downtown Kitchener (cool cafés and restaurants, great for studying, newly renovated Kitchener Public Library)
 

Peer Leader Nazish

Name: Nazish

Program: Planning

Year: 2

Leader Term: Winter

Favourite Class: PLAN 104 (Perspectives on Planning)

Why do you love St. Paul's?

St. Paul’s was my ‘home away from home’ during my first year at UW. I love the tight-knit community and welcoming atmosphere it provides for students and staff, as well as the constant support from the LLC.

Ask me about:

  • Planning Student Association
  • Working with a team
  • Staying organized
  • Making the most of your first-year experience!
 

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