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: 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!