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Katie Harness

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Emma Smith

Bridget Badali

Kaitlyn Bulian

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Name: Katie Harness

Nickname(s): Kitty

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Burlington, ON

Favourite thing about ConEd?: One of my favourite things about ConEd has to be Thursday night PROF class with Holly!! Holly is such an amazing prof and you will absolutely love having her! This class also gives you the opportunity to meet and work with your fellow ConEddies. Everyone in this program is so kind, welcoming, and inclusive and you truly feel like you're part of a community.

Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first year class was ENIN 140. This class was very interesting and there weren't many assignments or quizzes which made balancing the first-year workload a bit easier!

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: I love how inclusive and supportive everyone on Teach Exec is! They have been working so hard and are dedicated to making this O-Week fun, safe, and amazing!

Personal Spotlight: Hey everyone!! My name is Katie and I am so excited to welcome you to our Con-Ed family! I am in I.S. and I'm hoping to get my teachables in biology and math. A few fun facts about me are: I absolutely LOVE The Office (I probably reference the show at least once a day), I enjoy baking, skiing, and dancing, and I love to travel (I'm hoping to complete my 5th year placement abroad). I can't wait to get to know all of you during O-Week! You can always reach out if you need anything or just want to chat!!

Words of wisdom: Put yourself out there!! Starting university can feel scary and intimidating but just remember that this is your chance to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone. There are so many amazing people here at Queen's and the friendships you will form will last forever :)

Name: Emma Smith

Nickname(s): Em

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about Con-Ed is the community! Since it is a small faculty everyone gets to know one another. Everyone is so positive and supporting of one another as well whether it be with the students or the professors.

Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first year class has to be PROF 110. Holly is the sweetest professor and makes everyone feel welcome. It is also a great place to meet other con-eddies since it involves lots of group work!

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: I love the positive energy that Teach Exec has! They support everyone with their welcoming smiles and help to organize the events that will be used to create the best memories! Every one of them is an incredible person you should be excited to meet!

Personal Spotlight: Hi everyone! I am SO excited to meet all of you! My name is Emma and I am thinking of going into IS with teachable's in french and either geography or history. My favourite things to do are to hangout with friends and family, go on walks with my dog, and spend time outside. I am a HUGE mystery book fan, especially when drinking a chai latte! I also love to watch comedies. Some of my favourites are Friends, Modern Family, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls and Superstore! Can't wait to meet all of you and be your teach <3!

Words of wisdom: If I have one piece of advice it would be to try new things and to get outside your comfort zone! I know that it can feel overwhelming to come to university and leave what you know behind. In high school I did not try many new things but coming to Queen's I decided I wanted to try new things, meet new people and have new experiences! All of this has led me to have one of the best years of my life and meet my best friends :)

Name: Kaitlyn Bulian

Nickname(s): Kait, Kiki, Keeks

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Markham, Ontario

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite part about Con-Ed was the orientation events! It was amazing being able to meet new people in the teaching community and truly feel like I'm apart of a family!

Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first year class was Math111! My professor was the sweetest person and always answered questions! He also had students play music in class and would sing along to the songs!

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: My favourite thing about teach exec is how kind they are and how willing they are to answer questions and actually talk to you!

Personal Spotlight: Hello class of 2026! My name is Kaitlyn Bulian, but you can call me Kait, and I am so excited for you to join the wonderful family of Con-Ed! I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in French, and I am a p/j candidate! Some fun facts about me are I love Disney and used to go all the time when I was a kid! I have a black belt in jujitsu and have been training in martial arts since I was 5!  I also love Star Wars and Marvel!! I'm so excited to meet you all and cannot wait to get to know all of you!

Words of wisdom: Take risks! I know the transition to university is one of the scariest things where you feel alone but I promise you the Con-Ed community will be by your side and will support you 24/7! First year is your chance to make new friends, take risks, and enjoy your time learning about Queens! Don't be scared to reach out to new people, or to ask questions! There will be tons of kids who are just as scared, and will be thankful you asked a question or reached out! Be yourself, be involved, and most importantly, have fun! You're only in first year once, so take risk and enjoy it!

Name: Bridget Badali

Nickname(s): Bridge

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Favourite thing about ConEd?: The ConEd community! I love how kind, welcoming, and friendly everyone is in ConEd. The small faculty size makes it so easy to make friends and meet people who share your passion for education!

Favourite first-year class?: I loved BIOL 103!! Learning about the mechanisms by which different organisms have evolved over time was so fascinating to me. It definitely sparked my interest in taking upper year classes centered around evolution! Plus, you learn some pretty niche and random facts that are fun to share with your friends!

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: My favourite thing about teach exec is how welcoming and enthusiastic they are. As teaches, we are so lucky to have such a supportive exec team that has been working so hard to make o-week a memorable experience for the incoming first years!

Personal Spotlight: Hi everyone! My name is Bridget and I am so excited to meet you all! I'm going into third year in September and I'm bio major with I/S teachables in bio and chem. I love reading, playing hockey and spending time outdoors. I am an avid tea drinker, will never say no to moose tracks ice cream, and love watching Gilmore Girls or Planet Earth (can you tell I'm a bio major??) I am so excited to welcome you into the ConEd faculty, so please feel free to reach out or come say hi if you see me on campus!!

Words of wisdom: The transition to university can intimidating, but just know that there are tons of resources available to help you along the way! One of my favourite first year resources was the math help center. Hardly anyone ever showed up, so I pretty much received free 1:1 tutoring on a weekly basis! Also, don't be afraid to try new things and put yourself out there! Your university experience will be what you make of it, so introduce yourself to someone new, join a club or intramural, or get involved in something you are passionate about! I promise it will be worth it :)