Name: Grace Jackson
Nickname(s): grac, gracjack, grace jackson
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Favourite thing about ConEd?: I loooooove the community!!! It is such a warm and welcoming place, and everybody just wants to be friends with each other! It's like this huge built-in support system that's always happy to help. People in coned are just inherently kind and understanding
Favourite first-year class?: my favourite first year class has got to be either FILM 110 or ARTH 120. They were both so interesting in their own way and were great all-encompassing introductions to both of these subjects. I found FILM 110 gave such great new perspectives for watching and analyzing films, which is a really great thing for anyone to learn. You also just got to watch a cool new movie every few weeks, which is pretty fun too!! I also loved ARTH 120 because it covered so much in terms of Art History, which is now my major. I loved the class and found it so so interesting and engaging, and was taught by an amazing prof (una d'elia). Highly recommend both of these classes, 20/10!!!
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: I love all the individuality that they bring together, but also their working as a whole unit!! Each of their differences I feel like brings something important and new to the group and O-week, but all of it works together to create a great exec team and an awesome o-week planned!! (they are also all some of the funniest ppl I know)
Personal Spotlight: Hello hello hello!! My name is Grace, I'm a second-year majoring in Art History, I'm also in I/S with teachables in French and History. My fav things to do are hang out with my friends, spend time outside on a sunny day, and watch movies/tv shows/read!!!! Top 4 best movies of all time: Dazed and Confused, Mid90s, Booksmart, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. I will stand by this until my dying day. I also love traveling and am planning on going on exchange this winter to Glasgow! I am suuuuuuuper excited to meet you all and see all your faces!!!! I can't wait for it to be fall ahhh!!! Talk to me about anything because I love a good chat, any questions you have, deep chats you've been contemplating, debates you need settled, I'm down. I'll see you all so soon, can't wait to get to know you!!
Words of wisdom: I feel like first year, especially the beginning of it, is all about being out of your comfort zone and forgetting any expectations that you have. It's really easy to come into first year with a bunch of specific expectations of how it's gonna go and always be comparing your experience to those around you, but it's so important to try and let go of those and go easy on yourself. Push yourself a little extra to take steps you might not normally or try something new, but also try not to compare your first year and o-week experience to others. Just let yourself BE. However you choose to go about your year is exactly how you should be doing it!! You're killing it.
Name: Claire Christie
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: I love the welcoming community in ConEd!! Everyone is super open to chat and get to know new people. It really feels like a second family!!
Favourite first-year class?: I loved Phil 157!! It is a super cool class where we looked at the moral issues that have been created during the pandemic. If you get the chance to take it I 12/10 recommend it.
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: Their positive energy!! All of teach exec are super fun and energetic! Each one of them work so hard to make the most welcoming space possible!
Personal Spotlight: Heyo!! I'm Claire and I cannot wait to meet you all!! I am in P/J studying Political Studies and Philosophy. I am a big fan of Netflix and Prime Video (I LOVE all tv shows with firefighters I almost went to college to become one!!), I enjoy baking, mostly cookies and brownies and I hope to travel to Greece once the pandemic is over!! I have a special place in my heart for sour cream and onion ruffles and my favourite meal is breakfast. I am hoping to join more clubs on main campus this year and get to hangout with new people!! If you see me on campus please come say hi!! I am counting down the days until we meet!!
Words of wisdom: Try new things!!! There are so many new and exciting things to try and get involved in at Queen's. It can be scary to do something you've never tried but the huge variety of clubs and activities to join make it easy to find something you'll enjoy!!
Name: Grant Hurley
Personal Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Pembroke, ON
Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favorite thing about Con-Ed is definitely the family-like environment! Even though it isn't in person this year, I can still feel the Con-Ed love from home, and I can tell that Con-Ed is by far the best faculty out there. I have also had so much support from other Con-Eddies, and everyone is so kind and welcoming. I cannot wait to meet everyone in person!
Favourite first-year class?: My favorite first-year class has to be PHYS 104! As hard as it is, it is super interesting, and I really enjoy prof. Martin.
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: I mean what's not to like? Everyone is so awesome and supportive! They have shown me kindness, friendship, and the Con-Ed love we all know about. Even though everything is done virtually, it has still been an amazing experience that I will never forget and will continue to be thankful for.
Personal Spotlight: My name is Grant! I am currently thinking about going into IS with a physics major, and chem minor, with teachables in those subjects. I love to golf in the summer and ski in the winter, and would totally be down to go with a fellow Con-Eddie! I also love to watch comedies (movies or shows) and my humor never fails! I love to meet new people, and I am always here to make people laugh!
Words of wisdom: My words of wisdom are definitely to tell people to not be afraid of meeting new people, or to even talk to someone! meeting new people I find is so much fun, we are able to make so many connections, and so many more close friendships. It is also great to make a bunch of new memories with new people and to have amazing times with them! it's never too late to say hi!