My name is Heather and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of UVic’s student blogging team. Before starting this new term, I had eight days off for the holidays. The highlight of this break was a whirlwind, three-night trip to Ottawa (Ontario) to see some of my family. This three-night stay included 24 hours of transit, though I luckily experienced only minimal delays. I then returned to beautiful BC and promptly contracted pneumonia, which caused me to miss the three first days of term.
Instead of delving too deeply into these thrilling events, I’ve opted for a semi-awkward introductory post to mark my first entry on this blog.
I don’t feel that I really have a hometown as I moved around a lot when I was younger, but I went to high school in Victoria. I’m in my fifth year of my undergraduate degree and my fifth year at UVic. I’m pursing a Political Science Honours degree and a Certificate in French Language and Cultural Proficiency.
It could be said that I’m currently in the midst of an extremely leisurely victory lap; I’m only enrolled in one course (my final certificate requirement) and I only took one course last term (my final degree requirement).
Thankfully, I’m currently a full-time student staff member with the Student Recruitment and Global Engagement Events office (the office that plans orientation), or I would be going crazy with only one course per term. This combination of part-time school and full-time employment is a nice change from the inverse, which has been the pattern of the previous four years of my degree.
I’ve tried to get involved on campus in every way I can and, over the past years, I have participated in clubs, course unions, volunteering, and on-campus work. These activities have complemented my academic experience immeasurably and made for a much more fulfilling time at UVic.
That’s a little bit about me and my UVic experience. I can promise that future posts will contain less instances of the pronoun “I” and be a little more creative. In the meantime, thank you for reading!