Meet your Smart Start team for 2023!
Learn more about their program of study, future plans and more.
Program: 4th year, Speech and Language Sciences
Plan for life after Brock: After Brock, I plan on completing a Speech Pathology masters program!
Extracurriculars at Brock: I’m in the LingNet club, throughout the school year I do campus tours, and make content for Brock’s social media!
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: Create a handshake with Boomer the badger!
My favourite thing about Niagara is… I love finding new places to eat, and going on hikes!
Program: Masters of Public Health
Plan for life after Brock: My plan after graduating from Brock is to become a science teacher! Once I’ve taught for a few years, I’d love to work in administrative roles such as a Vice-Principal/Principal.
Extracurriculars at Brock: I’ve worked for Student Life and Success as a senior leader, peer mentor and the off-campus living assistant. Additionally, I’ve supported Brock recruitment as a Smart Start team lead and Brock Ambassador!
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: I’d love to take a CPR/First Aid course!
My favourite thing about Niagara is… Explore different restaurants and search for second-hand bookstores!
Program: 5th year, Applied Health, minor in Management
Plan for life after Brock: Honestly, not too sure! Keeping my options open.
Extracurriculars at Brock: BUSU, Varsity athletics, Clubs, Intramurals, On-campus employment
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: Explore the tunnels
My favourite thing about Niagara is… Grape and Wine Fest!
Program: 4th year, Psychology
Plan for life after Brock: I plan on geeting full time job, and complete my HRPA certification
Extracurriculars at Brock: Volunteered to help Brock International conduct a application Reception event in Dubai. Volunteered with student life and success, working at BUSU front desk, volunteered for a lab experiement in the Kiniseology.
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: Hoping to complete the bruce trail before I graduate. Although, I am not a fan of wines, I am hoping to got atleast 1 winery near brock.
My favourite thing about Niagara is… Niagara is a beautiful place for anyone who loves nature, although niagara falls seems like a common attraction in this area, it is always fun to got to clifton hill and be the little kid trying out all the games.
Program: 2nd year, Sport Management
Plan for life after Brock: To play basketball professionally or work in the sport industry in some form
Extracurriculars at Brock: I have played in football and basketball intramurals, attended a certified consulting crash course hosted by Goodmans GCA. I have also attended a SPMA Council Networking Event and I have also volunteered for multiple clubs.
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: To become a member of a council or team at Brock.
My favourite thing about Niagara is… To either play basketball at Brock or hangout with my friends either at home or at Pen Centre
Program: 3rd Year, Biomedical Sciences
Plan for life after Brock: I aspire to work in Healthcare as medical practitioner down the road
Extracurriculars at Brock: I am part of the Varsity Fencing team, I am the Co-President of Brock Bioinformatics Club, and have been an Executive member for of Brock Biological Society
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: Complete my Campus Wide Co-Curriculum and get those beautiful golden cords
My favourite thing about Niagara is… Exploring the various restaurants with my friends! (Kenzo and getting Pho!)
Program: 4th year, Concurrent Education – Junior / Intermediate, French
Plan for life after Brock: Following the completion of my BEd I plan to return to school to complete a MEd program concentrating on administration, leadership, and policy, after which I hope to use my education both locally and abroad by working with a global Non-Governmental Organization to positively influence educational systems and to promote educational equity and quality.
Extracurriculars at Brock: During my time at Brock, I have been involved with the Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA), the Brock Concurrent Education Student Association (CESA), various Campus-Wide Co-Curricular (CWC) events, a representative for Brock Global Skills Opportunity (GSO), and a member of the Brock Cheerleading Team.
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: The #1 item on my Brock Bucket List is to dive from the top of Brock’s dive tower in the Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre.
My favourite thing about Niagara is… I absolutely love how the Niagara region has so many things to do. Some of my favourite things to do here are spend the day at Clifton Hill with friends, study in De la Terre Bakery, and wander through the Niagara Book Outlet.
Program: 1st year, Consecutive Education – Junior / Intermediate, Vocal Music
Plan for life after Brock: I hope to be teaching in an elementary school! Or obtaining my Masters of Arts in composition.
Extracurriculars at Brock: During my time at Brock, I have been involved with three of the music ensembles which include the chamber and woman’s choir, and the wind ensemble. I am also a co-host for the podcast Dear Marilyn. As well, I’m a Marilyn I Walker School ambassador along with being the student representative for the music department.
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: Go to the grape stomp!
My favourite thing about Niagara is… I love going to Niagara Falls! Just walking around that area is so much fun and there is so much to do!
Program: 4th year, Sport Management, minor in Classics and Archaeology
Plan for life after Brock: Upon graduating at Brock University, I plan to pursue my career dream and ambition of working in operations, coaching and management for a professional soccer team. My goal is to gain as much experience as possible and continue to earn my coaching badges, qualifications and certifications. Furthermore, I have a massive passion for sports and the business side of sport, and aspire to become a famous figure in sport for years to come!
Extracurriculars at Brock: Brock Intermurals Men and Co-ed Soccer
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: Eventually become an associate coach for the Brock Men’s Soccer Team and contribute to making history in sport at Brock University! I also hope to continue in Student Recruitment and encourage potential students that Brock University is the best University in the province and country!
My favourite thing about Niagara is… Go out with friends to Cat’s Caboose for a nice dinner, conversation and enjoy the music.
Program: 5th year, Concurrent Education – Intermediate / Senior, French and Mathematics.
Plan for life after Brock: After I finish the Concurrent Education Program, I hope to go back to school to work towards a master’s degree in either Education or Geography. After teaching, I would love the opportunity to become a principal one day!
Extracurriculars at Brock: Brock Dance, Tourism and Geography Society, Concurrent Education Student Association, Brock Musical Theatre and Brock Intramurals- Dodgeball
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: The Grape Stomp!
My favourite thing about Niagara is… The hiking trails, Sunset Beach, The Niagara Outlets and Avondale Dairy Bar!
Program: 2nd year, Labour Studies, minor in Women’s and Gender Studies – Co-op
Plan for life after Brock: After completing my degree in Labour Studies, I plan to pursue a post-graduate Human Resource Management certification at Niagara College. I aspire to obtain my CHRP certification and gain some valuable HR experience while I work towards applying to law school.
Extracurriculars at Brock: I am a current member of Brock’s Law Plus program and Brock Leaders Citizenship Society. Within these groups, I have taken on many leadership positions including being one of the Junior Editors of the BU Law Review, a Sponsorship Coordinator for the Denim, Diamonds and Diplomas initiative, as well as volunteering as a course notetaker for Student Accessibility Services. Additionally, I represent Brock off-campus as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of North & West Niagara.
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: Completing my Campus Wide Co-curriculum certificate is my #1 item on my Brock Bucket List.
My favourite thing about Niagara is… My favourite thing to do in Niagara is explore its many unique local shops and restaurants, particularly in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Port Dalhouise.
Program: 4th year, Computer Science, minor in Business
Plan for life after Brock: hope to work with the data security team at a tech company and get a masters degree later on.
Extracurriculars at Brock: I have worked with the Brock University Students’ Union’s Election Team as the Deputy Returning Officer and as a Tutor with Learning Services. I was also volunteering as a Note Taker with the Student Accessibility Services. Additionally, I am the founder and president of a new student club, Brock Winter Club.
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: To complete my Campus Wide Co-curriculum (CWC)!
My favourite thing about Niagara is… the green spaces and Clifton Hill!
Program: 4th year, Medical Sciences
Plan for life after Brock: After completing my education at Brock I plan on completing post-graduate studies in medicine/pharmacy and becoming a pharmacist
Extracurriculars at Brock: Let’s Talk Science
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: Go for more hikes on Bruce trail during the summer and spring
My favourite thing about Niagara is… My favourite thing about Niagara is the scenery especially visiting Niagara Waterfalls during special occasions to Wacth light shows
Program: 6th Year, Concurrent Education – Intermediate / Senior, Mathematics and Biology
Plan for life after Brock: Goal is to complete my program, as well as complete additional qualifications within teaching.
Extracurriculars at Brock: Interfaith Dialogue Chats, Residence Action Council (RAC), Welcome and Information Desk Assistant, BUSU Volunteer Team Lead For O-Week, Call Campaign, Research Participant for MICA, Smart Start Team Assistant (2019-2023), Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games Event Volunteer and attended Muslim Student Association events and prayers (MSA)
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: Cherry blossom photo shoot.
My favourite thing about Niagara is… I love going to Niagara Falls, specifically the environment Clifton Hill provides!
Program: 2nd year, Public Health
Plan for life after Brock: Masters in Public Health
Program: 3rd year, Neuroscience
Plan for life after Brock: i aspire to become a research professor in neurosciences. work on mental health and provide educational learning to my country india.
Extracurriculars at Brock: volunteer research assistant in neuroscience lab under professor Cheryl mccormick. Residence don for quarry view residence 2022-23. Brockunaach member and ISA member. Niagara games volunteer.
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: start a brock bollywood zumba club. Do a flashmob in Brock in spirit of celebrating diversity. Become International Student ambassador
My favourite thing about Niagara is… go to St Catherine’s vineyard and tulip farm. visit butterfly conservatory in niagara. eat from beechwood doughnut. Explore trails.
Program: 2nd year, Nursing
Plan for life after Brock: To work in the hospital as a nurse and then pursue a nurse practitioner degree!
Extracurriculars at Brock: I am the social media monitor for the Brock Canadian Nursing Students’ Association and apart of the Facility of Applied Health Sciences Association Mentorship program! I am also working towards completing my Campus Wide Co-Curriculum!
#1 item on my BrockU Bucket List: To collect every (free) Brock merch item 🤭
My favourite thing about Niagara is… Going on hikes with my dog!