The Student Life Co-ordinators reside in Bader Hall and are the first points of contact for you both when things go well and when you have problems. They run events and maintain the community for their assigned corridors in Bader Hall, help the Assistant Student Services Managers with their work, provide guidance and referrals for students with their problems, and staff field studies trips. When they are on-call they can be contacted via Bader Reception and their rota is available from Bader or Castle Reception. The SLC office - Room 277 - is located on the same corridor as the Student Services Manager's office. Their telephone extension is 4418.
|Learn more about this year's SLC's: William, Isabella and Sally|
William holds an Honours B.Sc. degree in Biology from McMaster University. He is eager to become acquainted with the 2012/2013 students at the BISC, and aims to make their year at the Castle rival that of any past adventures! William brings to the table residential life experiences from boarding school to university to summer programs across Canada and abroad. Having studied, volunteered, worked, and travelled in 20 countries outside Canada, William thrives in international environments such as the BISC. Volunteerism plays a large role in William’s life, and he was recently awarded the Mary E. Keyes Citizenship Award at McMaster University for his involvements in the McMaster and Hamilton communities throughout his undergraduate career. William is also a musical theatre enthusiast and has been known to turn almost everything into song. Peculiarly, he collects Harry Potter books in different languages (current count excluding English: 15) and is on the hunt to find the Latin version in store. After his time at BISC, William intends to pursue a B.Ed. and enter the exciting world of education!
Isabella studied her Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Queen's University and is graduating in the Fall of 2012. Prior to joining the Castle, Isabella was a Residence Don for 3 years, working in Chown Hall, Ban Righ Hall and Waldron Tower. In typical politics-student fashion, Isabella spent much of her free time doing extracurricular activities as the President of the Queen's Philippine Cultural Association, as a chairperson for the Queen's International Affairs Association, as well as attending Model United Nations conferences at McGill and Princeton University. In her free time Isabella enjoys reading a good book (and trashier books in much more discrete ebook format), listening to music too loudly and accidentally picking up British and Southern accents while watching True Blood, Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones. Isabella is very excited to be working at the Castle for the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer terms of 2012/2013 and is looking forward to making this the most memorable year so far for everyone involved.
After four years of all-nighters, coffee, and bowl noodles, Sally has recently received a piece of paper from the University of Toronto claiming that she is an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and East Asian Studies. Sally has yet to determine what exactly this piece of paper means, but she knows she likes hearing stories and learning about things multicultural. So, she has taken the leap across the Atlantic to join the BISC student life team, adding Herstmonceux, UK to her life as it skips across the globe from Taoyuan to Coquitlam to Toronto. While living for two years as a Residence Advisor/Don at Chestnut Residence of U of T, Sally has developed an interest in creating student life events centred around social issues, volunteering, the arts, and pop culture, because serious business can be fun too. On her free time, she continues hearing about stories by devouring ridiculous amounts of mass media -- books, movies, books-turned-movies, North American and East Asian music, multi-season TV shows, comics and cartoons, manga and anime, video games, blogs, news items, etc. This monstrous appetite knows no rest, and can be distracted only by presenting an offering of one of the following: a warm drink; good food involving noodles; a cookie; a long walk with a camera; jazz music; a Harry Potter marathon; a game of Smash Bros.; or a game of Settlers of Catan. Sally is otherwise harmless, and looking forward to help create an awesome year at the Castle as one of the SLCs!