Learning Development & Success Learning Development & Success

Meet your 2021-2022 PAL Ambassadors and Learning Peers

"The Learning Peer I worked with was incredibly helpful. PAL has

helped me tremendously with my academics."  

 

Roja

Degree:4th year (Med Sci) Honours Double Major in Physiology and Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences

Favourite Quote: “The sky is everywhere; it begins at your feet.” – Jandy Nelson


Meghan 

Degree: 4th Year (Health Sciences)-Honours Specialization Rehabilitation Science

Favourite Quote: “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood your whole life, but in a new way”. – Doris Lessing


Madison 

Degree: Psychology

Favourite Quote: “Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.” – Michael Josephson

 


Phillip 

Degree: 4th year Physiology

Favourite Quote: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” - Albert Einstein

I look forward to helping you develop the critical thinking skills necessary for academic success! 


Sarrah 

Degree: Honors Specialization in BSc Kinesiology

Favourite Quote: “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

I look forward to helping you with your academic concerns by re-structuring them into ways that are manageable and easy to understand!


Sherry 

Degree: 3rd year Medical Sciences – Physiology and Pharmacology

Favourite Quote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss 

I look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals through developing your time management and organizational skills.


Jinkun 

Degree: 2nd year-Medical Sciences

Favourite Quote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seus

I look forward to helping you with Math and Physics!


 

June 

Degree: 3rd Year (Science) Honours Specialization Neuroscience and Major in Psychology

Favourite Quote: Make your future self proud." When I have something tough ahead, I try to imagine how it will feel when I accomplish it (I learnt recently that this is called motivation-specific imagery in Psych 2990! It's effective!). You came so far already and there have been times in the past where you thought it was difficult to be where you are right now. But you're here and that's amazing! Now, what if you accomplish the next big thing? University is tough, but so are you. 

I look forward to helping you with helping you achieve your goals and grow!


 

Mia 

Degree: Biochemistry and Cancer Biology (Fourth Year) 

Favourite Quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou 

I look forward to helping you develop effective study habits and time management skills!


 

Ryan

Degree: Ivey-Honours Business Administration (HBA) 

Favourite Quote:"The expert in anything was once a beginner.” 

I look forward to helping you with your learning in Economics.


 

Tulika

Degree:BMOS - Specialization in Finance

Favourite Quote: “You will never always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined.” —Jim Rohn

I look forward to helping you with MOS courses in accounting & finance, as well as helping you to learn to manage your time better!


 

Michael

Degree: Ivey-Honours Business Administration (HBA) 

Favourite Quote: “As much as talent counts, effort counts twice” – Angela Duckworth

I look forward with helping you with Business 2257 and Medical Sciences courses.


 

Guangchang (Greta) 

Degree: 2nd Year-Finance

Favourite Quote: "Learning without thinking is lost; thinking without learning is perilous." : Confucius

I look forward to helping you with Business 1220E and any questions about the first year MOS courses.


 

Dhanya  

Degree: Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences – Double Major in Pathology and IMS

Favourite Quote: "The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you" - B.B.King

Chayanika 

Degree: 4th Year (Science) Honours Specialization Psychology 

Favourite Quote: "Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway" - Earl Nightingale  


Rebecca 

Degree: BMOS - Honours Specialization in Accounting; Certificate in Business French

Favourite Quote: “Be curious, not judgmental.” – Walt Whitman 


Matthew

Degree: Medical Science with Double Major in Medical Cell Biology and Pharmacology (Currently on Internship at Century Therapeutics)

Favourite Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” - Tim Notke


Nadia

Degree: 2nd year - Honours Specialization Health Sciences with Biology

Favourite Quote: "Learning never exhausts the mind" - Leonardo da Vinci

I look forward to helping you with health science courses, and more!


Maija 

Degree: Ivey-Honours Business Administration (HBA)

Favourite Quote: Never stop learning; for when we stop learning, we stop growing. -Loyal "Jack" Lewman

I look forward to helping you with your time management skills and specific health science courses!


 

Janissha

Degree: 2nd-year Medical Sciences, Honours Specialization in Neuroscience

Favourite Quote: "The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." - Carl Rogers

I look forward to helping you succeed in your courses, such as Calculus 1000, Applied Math 1201, Chemistry 1301/1302, and Physics 1028!


 

Mikhail

Degree:HSP Microbiology and Immunology

Favourite Quote: “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.“ Steve Irwin

I look forward to helping you with Calc 1001A & 1301B, Bio 1001A & 1002B, Chem 1301A & 1302B, Physics 1301A & 1302B, as well as any 2nd year Med Sci and Microbiology & Immunology courses. I am also looking forward to helping with any learning skills, like time management.


 

Andy

Degree: BMOS w/ Honours Spec Accounting

Favourite Quote: “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows” – Sydney J. Harris

I look forward to helping you with MOS, Calculus, and Business!


 

Reya

Degree:4th Year-Honours Specialization in IMS. 

Favourite Quote: "Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets." - Leonardo da Vinci

I am looking forward to helping you achieve your course-specific goals such as in Chem 1302, and helping you with your study skills.


 

Jaideep

Degree: Electrical Engineering (3rd year)

Favourite Quote: "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." - Henry Ford

I look forward to helping you with Calculus, Physics, any Engineering Course, and Time Management skills.


 

Aiden

Degree: 4th Year (Science) Honours Specialization Synthetic Biology and Minor in Philosophy of Science

Favourite Quote: “If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.” -Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

I look forward to helping you understand and integrate concepts in biology and biochemistry


 

Lexie

Degree: HSP Biochemistry and Cancer Biology + Major in Physics

Favourite Quote: "However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at" - Stephen Hawking

I look forward to helping you with learning strategies, math, and physics!


Ahmed

Degree: 3rd Year (Med Sci) - Honours specialization in physiology and pharmacology

Favourite Quote: "Enjooooooooooy life"

I look forward to helping you overcome the struggles encountered in your science courses.