Name: Alisha Amlani
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: I love how kind and inclusive everyone in ConEd is! Everyone is so fun to talk to and you'll make so many friends. ConEddies are always ready to help anyone and they all spread ConEd Love!!
Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first-year class is probably CHEM112. The content is fun and similar to what we learned in high school, and even now that everything's online they've still managed to make the lectures, tutorials, and labs engaging.
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: My favourite thing about Teach Exec is how amazing they all are!! Everyone is so excited and caring and they're all working really hard to make the best possible orientation experience for both the Teaches and all the new ConEddies!! We all love team GrouNDbrEAKinG soooooo much :).
Personal Spotlight: Hiii!!! My name is Alisha and I'm soooo excited to be a Teach for O-Week this year!!! I'm in I/S and I plan on majoring in Chemistry with teachables in Chemistry and French. I love drawing, going out with friends (hiking and the movies were definitely some of our favourites!), baking, FOOD <3, and Netflix (I'm always down for a super cheesy rom com)!! In second year I really hope that I can see and explore more of Kingston and make more friends! I can't wait to meet all of you and hopefully we can find some ways to do that safely later this year :). Also, since I haven't been on campus very much, if you ever see me and need directions I can't promise we'll end up in the right place... but I can promise a pretty fun adventure!! :)
Words of wisdom: One piece of advice that I have is to make sure you give yourself a break sometimes! And I don't mean spend some time scrolling through TikTok, I mean a real break where you go and do something you enjoy! University isn't easy, and I know some of you might feel really guilty for going to watch a movie, or baking something instead of doing your homework, but trust me, it's worth it!! One of my favourite memories from first-year was taking a break from my work to go build a snowman with my sister :). I know you're all going to do amazing in university, but make sure you make some super fun memories along the way!! <3 .
Name: Michelle Ehrlich
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite part of ConEd is being a part of this small inclusive community. The ConEd family is enthusiastic, fun, goofy, welcoming, hardworking, and absolutely amazing in every single way. Personally, it is SO nice to feel a part of a group where you all share similarities as it allows you to develop deeper friendships.
Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first-year class was HIST 104/105! I absolutely loved Professor Maynard and his lectures. The course content, discussions, and essays were all so fascinating and creative. I absolutely recommend taking this class and if you have any questions/concerns feel free to contact me:)
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: Teach Execs are all here to give you the best possible first-year experience. Everyone wants to support you through the good and bad. We definitely want you to have fun, but at the end of the day all we care about is supporting you.
Personal Spotlight: HI EVERYONE! My name is Michelle and I cannot wait to meet you all!! Fun fact about me is I am allergic to the cold. Yup you heard it right, it is a real thing, I carry an epipen and will show you all in person. I also love to bake and cook, and you will definitely be receiving some baked goods (I take recipe recommendations). Besides baking I love to hangout with my friends, going out for sushi and Starbucks. Overall, I am here to support you throughout this whole year and beyond so please please call, text, email etc. whenever! If you have any concerns or want to know more about ConEd please just connect me.
Words of wisdom: Your feelings of nervousness and wanting to make new friends is completely understandable. I remember how absolutely nervous and terrified I was. The best thing my brother said to me when entering university is to focus on creating friendships in first year , as those relationships will form a support network, and help you succeed in your academic future. Remember everyone and I mean EVERYONE wants to make friends and have fun, so try your absolute best to take a deep breath and try to push yourself. You all got this.
Name: Nathan Steckle
Personal Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Cambridge, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: The sense of community and all the super friendly professors and fellow con eddies, plus all the fun events we do that artsci doesn't, and of course prac.
Favourite first-year class?: Math 121 and Chem 112
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: So much great enthusiasm at all times and how tall smart and good looking they all are😍
Personal Spotlight: My names Nathan and I'll be a third year in September and my teachables are Chemistry and Math with a bit of history sprinkled in for good measure. I love football and am a big Green Bay fan and would love to coach high school football some day. If you're a How I Met Your Mother fan you're automatically cool in my eyes and I'm always down to slander Game of thrones Season 8 and the Star Wars Sequels🤢 What I lack in dancing ability I make up for in Trivia so ask away. Fun Fact: my first placement was at a school named after my aunt. My frosh group in first year was Pi and we had a never ending amount of fun. This year I really hope we can get you excited for Con Ed and give you all a great experience to make up for the time lost during Covid!!
Words of wisdom: The Best TAM on campus is the Breakfast BLT at lazy. NEVER SNOOZE AN ALARM BEFORE AN EXAM. See Vicky/Elizabeth early and often. Take notes in prof. Don't watch lectures later, later never comes. Check ONQ every week for due dates. Don't take 8:30's on West. Don't use online textbooks, get paper ones for cheap. Appreciate in-person things when you can, some people weren't so lucky. Learn Gaelic. Learn the Cheers. Hate Western. Buy a Jacket. Put an Apple in your Instagram bio. Rock Con Ed merch. WeSt iS bEsT.