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Brownwyn Clifton

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Favorite Thing About Con-Ed: The people! Everyone is so enthusiastic and kind. There is no other faculty with as much spirit and love as Con-Ed. It is such an incredible community which uplifts and encourages everyone. It truly feels like a second family! So much Con-Ed love!

Favourite First Year Class: HIST124 with Prof.Maynard! He is the most dynamic speaker I have ever seen and really tries to engage the students any way he can!

 

Favourite Thing About Teach Exec: There is too much to choose from! I adore their love for O-Week, their dedication, enthusiasm, kindness and humour! They all work so hard to make everyone have the best experience and are a great resource to go to with any problems you may have!

Personal Spotlight: My name is Bronwyn Clifton and I am going into my second year at Queen's as an I/S Con-Ed student. I am a History major working towards 5 teachables in French, History, Art, English and Social Sciences (Sounds crazy I know but that is the magic of Vicky Andrews!!!) I wanted to go to Queen's for Con-Ed since I was 15 and was SO excited when I got accepted. I am obsessed with dogs, coffee, rom coms, and asking everyone if my bangs are in the right place. I am so excited to meet you all and see you shaking and shimmying all week long!

 

Words of Wisdom: First year is a HUGE adjustment. It can be hard to move away from home, meet new people and be in a completely new environment, but know that you are not alone! Everyone around you is going through the same transition and there are a lot of resources available to help you if you need them. Queen's is an incredible community and you will feel at home in no time at all. First year is wonderful in so many ways, so GET PUMPED!!!

Jessica Chu

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Favourite Thing About Con-Ed: My favourite thing about Con-Ed is how welcoming and supportive everyone is! It's such a close-knit community. There are so many opportunities to get involved in just in the faculty alone. Everyone learns and grows off one another, and you never feel alone!

Favourite First Year Class: PHYS104 (for the encouraging group environment!) or PSYC100!

 

Favourite Thing About Teach Exec: My favourite thing about Teach Exec is that each one of them is so unique and supportive. They put in so much work to put on an amazing O-Week and it doesn't go by unnoticed!

Personal Spotlight: Hi! My name is Jessica and I'm a second year planning on majoring in Physics and minoring in Math (or vice versa)! I have one sister who is a year younger than me coming to Queen's this year for Nursing! Some of my favourite things include Indian food, playing the piano, and learning anything and everything.

Words of Wisdom: Be as open as possible! When I first got here, I introduced myself to about ten new people everyday! You'll meet some people who you will immediately bond with, and some who don't ride your wave. I didn't meet some of my lifelong best friends until the second week of school in a math tutorial. If you don't feel a part of the community at first, don't panic! There are so many opportunities to get involved and meet new people. University is all about trying new things and starting a new life!

Kristen Fernandes

Nickname(s): Kris

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ontario

Favourite Thing About Con-Ed: I like how everyone in Con-Ed is super supportive and nice. Everybody is so friendly and it is such a welcoming community. It's a small faculty, so its easy to get to know people if you put yourself out there.

Favourite First Year Class: English 100. I like the readings we do and Pierce is my favourite prof.

 

Favourite Thing About Teach Exec: They're the nicest, funniest people you'll meet and they're working so hard to make O-Week fun for all of us. Most importantly they're full of Con-Ed Love :)

Personal Spotlight: Hey, I'm Kristen and I'm going into second year Con-Ed. I'm planning on going into P/J and teaching little kids. I love being at Queen's and I can't wait to introduce you all to the Con-Ed community! I enjoy napping, watching Jane the Virgin, listening to music (especially Bruno Mars) and being with friends. I'm super excited to spend O-Week with all of you and I'll see

Words of Wisdom: Make sure to take advantage of all the opportunities in first year. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there, be open to meeting new people, and try new things! It goes by so fast so enjoy every moment.

The Concurrent Education Orientation Week acknowledges that Queen's University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory.