The path to graduation from the University of Victoria was certainly not an easy one for my-self. Balancing scholastics, sport, co-op, employment, and social aspects proved challenging. In the end I have taken away some crucial lessons in time managment, commitment to quality, communication, being adaptable, confidnece and interpersonal skills.
Health Education and Recreation
After choosing to pursue a degree in Health Education and Recreation I was instantly thrown into program specific courses in my first year. Learning about the human anatomy and functionality has always been an interest mine. As I moved through the program I discovered other areas of interest that I had no idea existed. Population health was very interesting. The idea that I could help people in at risk population makes proactive choices in order to better their lives is quite humbling. I have also always had a passion for the outdoors and the many great activities that can be done there. Learning about outdoor education, outdoor recreation and outdoor schools also helped me realise how usefuly my background will be. The largest project I took on as a student at UVIC was my Social Change plan. My plan outlined a process that involved getting affordable high quality sports mouthguards to athletes of all ages. Thsi project was compiled over monthes of research and I am still looking to make TEAM SMILES a reality in the Greater Victoria Area.