"So far, integration into the geology department this year has been amazing. I’ve loved nearly all moments so far, and each day I’m reminded that I made the right choice in the program I chose. Queen’s is an incredible university, and the geology department is the most exceptional!"
Hometown: Steinbach, Manitoba
Program: Geological engineering
Current year: 2nd
Why I chose Geology:
First year geology course was very interesting to me. Geology is a science I hadn’t previously studied at much depth, but it appeared to influence a lot of the decisions we have made as humans, are currently making, and will continue to make in everything that we do. There are also a wide array of job opportunities in geology, and I also like how hands on the program is.
Student involvement/extracurricular activities I am involved with:
I ran as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Canada in the October federal election, I’m involved in the leadership of a Christian club called Power to Change, and I am the leader of a monthly church worship ministry called Praise & Power.
The professor(s) or course which has influenced me the most so far:
APSC 151, John Hanes. Opened my eyes to the fascinating science that geology is, and the implications for the human race as a whole.
Most memorable Queen’s experience so far:
Faculty frosh week! It was a blast, and set the foundation for the community that Queen’s eng is.
After I graduate, I:
Want to work in geotechnical engineering, or potentially go to med school, if my grades are good enough and I get accepted.
One big goal I’d like to accomplish during my lifetime:
Discover something new and ground-breaking that helps many people and shifts the way the average person lives their life and/or thinks.