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Thanks to our interviewees for being apart of the Project Uni journey!



A Health Studies Student From Waterloo

Hello everyone! My name is Safaa I am in my 3 rd year at UW, studying Health Studies with a minor in gerontology. I am quite passionate about public health and neuroscience in the context of the aging population. In my free time I like to paint or draw or learn about skincare. Feel free to message me on Instagram (@safaaayaseen) if you have any questions about Health Studies or UWaterloo in general!

Check out my interview for Waterloo's Health Studies program, here.



An Environmental & Urban Change Student From York

Hi everyone!!! My name is Sofia Colalillo. I am a second-year student in the Environmental and Urban Change Faculty (EUC). I am doing a double major in environmental Arts and Justice and Education and minoring in Psychology ���� ��. I am particularly interested in how I can foster a new mindset that allows me to grow my connection to our Planet Earth while learning new ways to put earth first. I am also interested in how I can take that mindset and apply it in my future career as a teacher where I can give my students opportunities for their connection to grow with our planet. When I am not studying, I volunteer my time as a Peer Mentor at our faculty. If you have any questions about EUC, resources that are available through York University or want to know about student life as an EUC student feel free to contact me at or through Instagram @sofiacolalillo !

Check out my interview for York's Environmental & Urban Change program, here.



A Co-Op Health Studies Student From Waterloo

Hi there! My name is Xenia Kwan and I am a fourth-year co-op student pursuing Health Studies and a minor in Psychology at the University of Waterloo. I am highly involved at Waterloo through volunteering in a variety of leadership roles and I am passionate about student engagement and student support through peer mentorship. My hobbies include salsa dancing, listening to R&B/Soul music, and trying new restaurants, and I am currently working towards becoming a Registered Psychotherapist. Feel free to connect with me over email or LinkedIn if you would like to chat about my experiences or anything else!

Check out my interview for Waterloo's Co-Op Health Studies program, here.

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A Genetics and Business Student From UofM

Hello! My name is Emily Kalo and I am a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Manitoba pursuing a major in Genetics and a minor in business. I am currently involved in the University Senate, Science Students association, Commerce Students association and other student clubs on my campus. I have gained so much value from information and advice I have received from students older than me or further along their academic careers. My hope is that the insight I have provided Project Uni will do the same for younger aspiring students. Please reach out via LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook if you have any questions!

Check out my interview for UofM's Genetics and Business program, here.



A Sociology and Rhetoric Writing Student From the University of Winnipeg

Hey there! My name is Sharee Hochman and I am in my fourth and final year as a double major student at the University of Winnipeg, studying Sociology and Rhetoric Writing and Communications. With the knowledge I gained about social dynamics and operations within Sociology and my experience with writing to inform audiences within Communications, I grew a great passion for sharing current events, public policies, and social concerns. This passion led me into my current role as a Volunteer Social Issues Writer with the online publication platform INKspire and in my current internship working within communications with the United Nations Urban Economy Forum. In my free time, I am typically working on my side project in developing an online publication and educational platform called She Breaks it Down, a space dedicated for woman to discuss theories and actions on social innovation. As someone who is driven to create conversations regarding social change, my aspiration is to take my skills abroad and learn about other countries initiatives in social innovation. If you are interested in reading more about my work in social innovation, check out my personal website which links to all my published works at Additionally, feel free to contact me at or through Instagram @shareehoch for any tips and tricks in exploring the communications world, travel, or just for a friendly conversation!

Check out my interview for Winnipeg's Sociology and Rhetoric Writing program, here.