Introducing your Stream Team Peer Mentors for Winter 17/18!
Hi CAP students! I’m Alex, a CAP Global Citizens 2016/17 alumni from Singapore who is excited to be your peer mentor for the upcoming year. I’m currently a second-year planning to major in Sociology. In my spare time, you can find me running, hiking, or hanging out with the Sociology Students’ Association. I found my CAP stream last year fascinating as I studied what it means to be a citizen in a globalising and modernising world through the lens of Sociology, Political Science, and Geography. In my Arts Studies class, my professor helped to develop my interest in a local comic artist into a research topic for my final paper, which I then presented at the CAP conference. I had an enriching experience in CAP alongside my peers, peer mentors, and professors, and I hope to be there to guide you along the way to a meaningful first year too!
Individual & Society
Hello everyone! My name is Lauren and I am a third year Speech Science Major and Economics minor interested in pursuing a career as a Speech Language Pathologist. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the CAP program, specifically the Individual and Society Stream as a student, and I am excited to be returning for a second year as a peer mentor. Outside of going to lectures I play on two intramural basketball teams and I work at one of the Early Development Psychology Labs. In first year I benefited from having peer mentors help me get through the various challenges. I am looking forward to providing the same support to incoming first years, and also continuing to learn and share new study strategies – there are many techniques for how to be successful and I am happy to pass along the tips and tricks!
Hello CAP Students! My name is Catherine and I’m in my third-year at UBC pursuing Media Studies and a Master of Management. With a huge passion for utilizing creative writing and storytelling to make a positive difference, I am so excited to be your Media Studies Peer Mentor. I not only look forward to supporting your transition from high school to your first year at UBC, I want to help you accomplish your goals and maximize all opportunities that UBC and the Coordinated Arts Program offers!
Law & Society
Hello! My name’s Vanessa; I’m a self-described nerd and a third year student pursing English Language and Literature with a minor in Sociology. I took Law and Society because the topics seemed helpful for world building and story writing, but I’ve stayed on as a peer mentor because the community has become a big part of my UBC identity. I’m interested in pursuing an education/student-related career, so being a mentor fits right in with my interests, but I think the ‘peer’ in peer mentor comes first. If you’ve got questions about me before we meet, feel free to drop a message at ubstudying.tumblr.com (my joint blog with a CAP friend about studying).
I’m really looking forward to working with you all to help make first year go as smoothly as possible. Welcome to the CAP fam!
Hello everyone! My name is Andrew and I am a third-year student majoring in International Relations and minoring in Commerce. I was born in Moscow, Russia and moved to Vancouver when I was 11 years old. Because of my interest in global affairs, I am interested in learning about the history of different ways of thinking that influence international development today. Apart from academics, my interests include practicing aikido, playing guitar (or at least trying to!), and being involved with student clubs on campus. One of fun facts about myself is that I have practiced aikido since the beginning of high school! This year, I am interested in being involved with a wide variety of student clubs and organizations, as well as expanding my knowledge about economic and political developments in today’s world. I am glad to be your Peer Mentor and I hope to see you soon!
My name is Sinem, and I am currently a second year CAP alumni intending to major in International Relations and minor in Human Geography. Having completed the Global Citizens stream, it allowed me to discover my passion for thinking about matters on a global scale, as well as the interconnectedness we are experiencing in the 21st century. Born and raised in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, I am also trilingual in English, French and Turkish, and wish to continue to learn about different cultures and languages from around the world. My interests include travelling, finding new ways to be active with friends (such as kick-boxing or yoga), and learning/expanding my knowledge through documentaries and television programs. I thoroughly enjoyed my CAP experience, as it allowed me to gain a sense of community, in a seemingly large campus. I am looking forward to be working as a CAP Peer Mentor and meeting more incredible and inspiring individuals!
Hello! I’m Candice, and this is my second year in UBC. My first year in UBC in CAP gave me a great opportunity to explore my areas of interest, and among all the courses that the Faculty of Arts offers, I have finally made up my mind that I am most interested in Political Science, Philosophy, and Classical Studies, and will definitely be taking these courses this academic year. Other than studying the subjects that I like, I enjoy playing the double bass, going for Model UN conferences, as well as reading. Fun fact about me, I have named my laptop Nathan and my drawing tablet Lewis!
I am looking forward to meeting all of you, and am most looking forward to having a great year of learning and insightful discussions with you all next year in this program!
Individual & Society
Hello, I’m Rachel and I’m a second year student majoring in psychology. Right now, I’m still figuring out what I’m doing with my life, as I’m sure most of you are too (so we’re all in the same boat!). When I’m not studying, you can find me binging shows online and/or finding all the best ramen spots in Vancouver. As for the CAP program itself, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Individual & Society stream which makes me even more excited to be involved with this community once again. This program contributed to an amazing first year and definitely helped ease my transition to university, so I’m super excited that I have the opportunity to be a part of your first year experience this year!
Hi, I’m Rebecca, would you like to go on an Adventure? Adventuring doesn’t have to be traveling the world (although it is my life goal to set foot in every country in the world) – Adventuring is a mindset filled with learning and exploring and being open to everything the world has in store. I have fallen in love with adventuring through media (photography, videography, writing, music, art) and technology – and am pursuing a mixture of this academically (with interdisciplinary studies), and in life with a series of life projects. I can’t wait to embark on this new adventure-of-sorts with CAP, and talk about the world of media and learn from you. Through Adventuring, I want to change the world in the way only I can. So, will you Adventure?