Name: Julia Liu
Nickname(s): Joolia Coolia, Jagoobers, Julsies
Personal Pronouns: She/her
Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON
Favourite thing about ConEd?: Con-Ed is such a welcoming and inclusive community. You've probably heard this a million times, but that's only because it's true!!
Favourite first-year class?: CHEM 112! It's great, don't let anyone tell you otherwise :)
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: You can rely on Teach Exec for anything. If you need guidance, support, or even just a listening ear, they are always available to chat.
Personal Spotlight: Hellooo, I'm Julia and I'm an I/S student with teachables in bio and chem, hoping to specialize in Biochemistry. Fun facts: my MBTI type is ESFP, I have a blackbelt in Taekwondo, and my favorite MCU movie is the Winter Soldier.
Words of wisdom: University is the time to explore your interests and figure out your strengths, so don't be afraid to venture out and try something new. You never know what you might learn about yourself!
Name: Hanna Slowikowska
Nickname(s): Swarovski, Pierogi, Han
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Barrie, ON
Favourite thing about ConEd?: my fav thing about con ed is the people and the community!!!! the love and support i’ve experienced from this faculty is so amazing. i have felt welcomed from day one!
Favourite first-year class?: FILM110 !! I love movies and film110 is a great way to watch things you would never pick yourself. I loved the analysis part of it too (also a great credit that goes toward an english teachable)
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: how funny they all are! each member of teach exec is so so funny and they can make any tuesday night super entertaining. they are also always there to support me when i need it!
Personal Spotlight: hey, i'm hanna :) I'm a second year in the i/s stream with a major and first teachable in history, and second teachable in english. i end up reading tons for school but i dont really mind! i'm one of the second year reps on CESA and was one of the first year reps last year, so if you want to get involved in anything student council pls let me know!!!! i'm a huge foodie and will eat with you anytime, anyplace... pls tam me. i have way too many celebrity crushes (we're bound to have at least one in common) and i know every word, breath, lyric and stutter to every single one direction song ever made. i love good conversation and really like getting to know new people so i'm super pumped to meet all of you !!
Words of wisdom: this transition is a lot... even for the people who seem to be having an easy time. set no expectations for yourself, it's totally okay to not feel at home during o-week, i feel you. it may take longer than you think or it may happen instantly but you will find your place somewhere here at queen's! i know everyone and their best friend tells you to get involved but i'm serious... i didn't believe that getting involved made such a difference until i entered university, it's one of the best things i've ever done. remember everyone is different, university doesn't have to be like the people you've seen on youtube or in movies, make up your own version, do your own thing and i promise everything will fall into place.
Name: Rae Rawson
Nickname(s): Raerae, Raisin, Sting-rae
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about Con-ed would have to be all the amazing people in it! Everyone you meet has such an interesting story and I have loved/continue to love, getting to know everyone! Also, the upper years are so helpful and welcoming if you have any questions, and you can genuinely tell that the professors really care about you which is wonderful.
Favourite first-year class?: Hmmm....My favourite first-year class was HLTH 101! I found it super interesting and relatable to so many aspects of my personal life as well as many current events happening in the world.
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: I would have to say that my most favourite thing about Teach Exec is how welcoming, friendly, and passionate everyone is! Ensuring that all the incoming con-eddies have a great o-week is everyone's priority and I think that is awesome!
Personal Spotlight: Hiya!!! My name is Rae and I'm super pumped to get to meet and get to know all of you next year! I am in P/J and planning to major in Health Studies. I am one who likes to take up lots of hobbies (sewing, hiking, making stained glass, collaging) - even if they only last a few weeks, and am still in the process of figuring out how not to kill my plants (it has not been going well so far). In my opinion breakfast foods are superior to the rest and I do love my coffee and/or tea while listening to a good audiobook or podcast in the morning. I would absolutely love to chat with any of you so please feel free to reach out if you have ANY questions or even just say hi if you see me around campus (I would seriously love it)!
Words of wisdom: The biggest thing I learned from first year was how important it is to just get out of your comfort zone and take part in events happening near you. I know (seriously I know) how hard it can sometimes be, but you never know what you could learn, what great experience you'll end up having or what new friend you could meet! Also it always made my day when I saw people I knew and exchanged a little wave or smile with them - so I would suggest trying to do that (not that wise I guess, but practical :) ). Oh also one more thing, I was on West Campus in first year and I really enjoyed it so don't freak out if you are too - you will seriously have a blast!