Emma Duchesne

Name: Emma Duchesne

Nickname(s): Em, Emmy, D

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Ottawa

Favourite thing about ConEd?: The amazing community and camp!

Favourite first year class?: DRAM100

Favourite thing about Teach exec?: How much they hype us up and help us strive to be our best!

Personal Spotlight: I love theatre! hmu about all things drama related at Queens

Words of wisdom: “you are here for a reason, never forget what that reason is”

Mahma Ahmed

Name: Mahma Ahmed

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Aurora

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about con-ed is definitely the tight knit the community that I get to be a part of and how close and familial the faculty seems to be. Whenever I meet a new con-eddies they are always so friendly and accepting. The welcoming and energetic atmosphere that seems to embody con-ed makes the move to university so much easier and enjoyable!

Favourite first year class?: PHAR 100. It was a pretty interesting class, and the work load was not too intense.

Favourite thing about Teach exec?: My favourite thing about teach exec is how genuinely kind and enjoyable they are to be around. They are so accepting and supportive of us all and make sure we always have a good time. They are also extremely devoted are working so so hard to making this years O-week the best one yet! They're overall high quality people !!

Personal Spotlight: Hello Hello! My name is Mahma and I can't wait for o-week 2020! I hope to major in biology and go into the I/S stream with teachable in biology and chemistry. I LOVE basketball and the Toronto Raptors ! GO RAPS GO !! I love sketching (though I'm definitely not the most talented), trying new food and watching movies with family ... and I'm always down for a good movie recommendation ;) In second year my goals would be to just try to have more fun and hang out with friends.

Words of wisdom: Try something new! 

While university can be quite a new and daunting experience at first, it is also a great opportunity to learn about yourself as a person. First year is especially a good time to go out and try new things whether it's getting involved in intramurals, a new club or even just getting out of your comfort zone and meeting new people! Theres always a new experience waiting for you at Queens ... so go out and explore and just live your best life !

Mary Bennett

Name: Mary Bennett

Nickname(s): Mar or Meredith

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Brooklin ON

Favourite thing about ConEd?: I love the community! A small faculty means knowing more people, running more events, and making so many amazing friends! Its so easy to get involved or attend events that allow you to meet Con-Eddies in upper years too! I have never met anyone in this faculty that doesn't greet you with friendly teacher energy!

Favourite first year class?: Art History! I was not going to take it originally because I'm a history major, not fine arts, but I ended up being so glad I did! It covers topics that are relevant to other history courses I took and even crossed over with english 100. It was also a nice change in pace and structure to the other courses I was taking. There are also no exams in the course which is a bonus!

Favourite thing about Teach exec?: They are so much fun! There is never a dull moment in any meeting. Their great dynamic with each other translates into how they interact with everyone else. They are super reliable and make sure that everyone has a great time planning and training to make O-week great for the class of 2024!

Personal Spotlight: Hi! My name is Mary and I can't wait to be a teach!! I am a history major in I.S. with teachables in history and english. So if you have any questions about first year courses for either of those subjects let me know!! I lived on West Campus during first year and a lot of people will tell you thats the worst spot to be but it ended up being the best thing!! I love spending time with my friends and trying new things. I am looking forward to O-week and can't wait to meet all of YOU!! I'm excited to have another great year at queens with all of my friends and welcome you to this amazing school!

Words of wisdom: Be open to new things and great experiences will come around! Coming into O-week with an open mind and a ton of energy can make all the difference! Be yourself and participate, you will meet so many great people that will be the start of many amazing friendships you will build here. It can be really scary starting university, but o-week is meant to take some of that stress away and introduce you to people who are going through the same thing as well as others who can support you. Building those initial relationships is so helpful!

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