Campus Ambassador at Mount Allison University
Class of 2022
Hometown: Prince Edward Island, Canada
I grew up in a small town in Prince Edward Island where I knew mostly everyone, so I loved the thought of a similar close-knit community at Mount A. I was really nervous to move away from home so the idea of being able to walk across campus and see familiar faces as well as have professors that knew me by my name was really comforting to me. Aside from that, I loved how there were so many opportunities to get actively involved in the Mount Allison community as well as the larger Sackville community. Looking back on it now, choosing Mount A has been the best decision that I’ve ever made!
I love going for walks in Waterfowl Park, it is the most calming place in Sackville! Walking on the boardwalk through the birch trees is the best way to start your day or to clear your mind when you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. A close second would have to be going out to eat with my friends at Song’s Chopsticks! There are so many cute and delicious restaurants to explore in Sackville and they are just a short walk away from campus. Whenever you’re in Sackville, I highly recommend going out to eat at Song’s (and getting the chicken balls) it will not disappoint!
In second year prior to moving home to finish the semester remotely, the majority of students in my residence went to Aida’s Café for a Declare your Major Party that myself and Linnea were hosting as a part of our role as Academic Mentors. In addition to declaring our majors but we all sat around eating delicious food and shared memories about our year in residence. It was so nice to be able to spend one last time with my friends and others who I had gotten know in residence and reflect on the great year that we had all shared together before going our separate ways. You will meet your best friends in residence and make memories that will stay with you forever. However, your time living in residence will go by fast, so don’t take it for granted!
Since I have come to Mount A I have grown so much as a person. I have learned the importance of creating a balance lifestyle between academics, extracurriculars, and my personal well-being. University can be very overwhelming at times and I’ve learned to remind myself that I am trying my hardest and that a bad day is in no means a bad life! I have also become much more positive, confident, and open to new experiences. There are so many incredible opportunities at Mount A that allow you step out of your comfort zone and discover new passions that you would never would have thought that you would enjoy. Likewise, I have fostered connections with SO many inspiring and likeminded people and have met some of my best friends here at Mount A.