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Maeve Stemp

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Name: Maeve Stemp

Nickname(s): Miss Maam

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: North Bay, ON

Favourite thing about ConEd?: How friendly and lovely the community is, even across years!! You can talk to anybody and they’re so glad to have you- the con ed love and positivity always holds strong and makes you feel like you’re in a place you belong- with other passionate learners.

Favourite first-year class?: I loved Math 121, mostly because Professor Ablesson’s voice is the most relaxing thing that will ever grace your ears. It was also kind of cool to work on problems that have real life applications, and the community that comes with being in a class that everyone has a hard time in at some point. It’s super fun!

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: Teach exec is here to run O week, because they know how much fun being in Con Ed is. They’re excited for the opportunity to bring all of their and our con ed love, and they’re always super enthusiastic and fun- they’re part of the Con ed family just like we are, and just like you are. They’re totally approachable and just here to have fun.

Personal Spotlight: Heyy!! My name’s Maeve, and I’m hoping to go into p/j and have my own reading carpet, recess, and craft times. I love going on walks like an old woman about on the town, exploring Kingston, and pita pit more than anything in the world. I play for the Queen’s ringette team (ringette is similar to hockey, and suuuuuper fun (and was invented in my hometown))!! I was in chown hall first year, so if you ever need help navigating the hallowed halls of chown town or finding the laundry room, I’m your gal. Can’t wait to meet all of you in the fall :)

Words of wisdom: First year is a time full of so many emotions and changes, but there is an opportunity for so much joy in the chaos of it all- it’s so important to get involved in the things that you want to be involved in, and remember that everyone’s in the same boat. Go tell that girl her shoes are cool. Make a joke with someone in line for dinner with you. Don’t be afraid that you’ll embarrass yourself- cool people can’t be embarrassed, it’s a basic law you’ll learn in first year psych. Go out there, and carpe diem!!

Nana Li

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Name: Nana Li

Nickname(s): Sodium Sodium Lithium, Nana Banana

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Brooklin, ON

Favourite thing about ConEd?: Popular opinion and with good reason...the community! Con-Ed has the most compassionate, hilarious, and friendliest people; we're filled with Con-Ed love!! From the froshies to the upper years, alumni, and professors, you will meet a multitude of people with a passion for teaching and willingness to help that goes beyond anything you could have hoped for!

Favourite first-year class?: Solid tie between CHEM 112 and ENGL 100; some really interesting and hilarious profs, phenomenal TAs, and pretty enjoyable content!

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: I absolutely adore their passion, humour, and support! You'll also find that their enthusiasm never dims! Every time I see them, I always seem to learn something new and they're easily a group of the kindest people I've ever met! They've made my experience this year super memorable and I can't wait for you guys to see how great they are for yourselves!

Personal Spotlight: Hi!! I'm Nana and I'm incredibly excited to be a Teach! I'm in the I/S stream working towards teachables in Chem and English (explains my favourite classes haha)! Some fun facts: I'm an avid TV show binger (finished The Queen's Gambit in a day) so much so that, sometimes, I get too engrossed in fictional worlds; I love reading HONY stories; I'm in the midst of trying to complete all the daily challenges on my Solitaire app by the end of 2021; ice cream is the best; I love to travel and hope to do lots more in the future! Feel free to ask me any questions and I can't wait to meet you all :)

Words of wisdom: Master Oogway once said, “Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present," and honestly I couldn't have said it better myself! Transitioning from high school to uni is a tough one but also, like most things, can go by in a blink of an eye! So don't be afraid to join that club you've been eyeing at the open house, reach out to a fellow froshie, or bombard your teach with a gazillion questions! 

Mia Basra

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Name: Mia Basra

Nickname(s): mamma miaaaaaaa

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Milton, Ontario

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about Con-Ed is our family! Everyone is so supportive of one another and I'm grateful to be a part of an amazing community. Con-Ed LOVE FOREVER!

Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first year class was HLTH 101 - Social Determinants of Health. I've always been passionate about health and this course opened my eyes to various social determinants that impact an individual's ability to live a long, healthy life! Also the prof was great and his dogs are super cute :)

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: My favourite thing about TeachExec is the PEOPLE! Everyone is so kind, funny, unique, and supportive of one another. I love meeting new people and I feel so connected to the other Teaches! When I was in first year I LOVED my Teaches - they were my role models and they made my first year experience so much better. Now, I want to do the same and support the incoming class of 2025 :) Whooo!!

Personal Spotlight: Heyooo, my name is Mia Basra and I can't wait to meet everyone ahhh! I want to teach P/J and my plan is to major in health studies. I love hiking, spending time with friends and family, watching one tree hill, playing volleyball, basically anything active. The key to my heart is POPCORN - I have a serious addiction (preferably cineplex). I have two dogs and I am obsessed with them! Marley and Behr! I also love organizing and planning - I colour code everything. My friends and I signed a lease so I am planning to move to Kingston next year. I can't wait! I also can't wait to see your faces🤞🏼and if you see me around campus PLEASE come say hi!

Words of wisdom: My biggest piece of advice would be to remember, school is not the end of the world, yes getting a high GPA is very rewarding but your mental and physical health is more important. Take care of yourself - especially right now! The world is constantly changing and we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need help - Queens offers so many resources, academic, health, etc. and we will support you in any way that we can. Also try not to stress toooooo much! YOU GOT THIS! University is hard and a big jump from high school but we are all in this together ❤️💙💛and remember to have fun and smile :)