Name: Cora Sleegers
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Favourite thing about ConEd?: ConEd is a very friendly faculty and it has its own intramural teams that are very fun as there is no pressure about skill level, only positivity and fun!
Favourite first year class?: My favourite first year class was Physics 104/106 because even though some of the concepts were tricky there were lots of fun labs!
Favourite thing about Teach exec?: They are super caring people who are there for all of us teaches if we ever need anything, or even just need to talk.
Personal Spotlight: Hey! My name is Cora and I am super excited to be a teach! I want to teach I.S with teachables in Physics and French. My favourite things to do are to paint, play sports and read. I love to travel and explore new places and things and am always excited to hear about places people have been. My favourite study spot is the top floor of Douglas because you can work in groups there and don't have to be too quiet. I am super excited to meet all of you incoming students and hope to make your FROSH WEEK amazing!
Words of wisdom: University is full of oppertunities to be yourself and do what you are pasionate about. High Schools are small communities with limited clubs and teams whereas Queen's is a huge school full of potential friends. Be yourself and you are bound to find your people!
Name: Mackenzie Smith
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about ConEd is that everyone is so friendly, caring and inclusive. Our faculty is smaller than most but this makes us all just that much closer. Everyone is also very supportive, encouraging and enthusiastic. We all want to have a great time together at Queen’s, creating unforgettable experiences and memories that last a lifetime!
Favourite first year class?: My favourite first year class was GPHY 101. I found it very interesting and it also made me think about and see things in our world today, in many different ways.
Favourite thing about Teach exec?: My favourite thing about Teach Exec is how committed, genuine, enthusiastic and supportive they are! They are some of the best people you will ever meet! Teach Exec is extremely caring and enthusiastic about ConEd along with your future! They are extremely hard-working in every single aspect. They are working tirelessly to ensure that O-week will be the best, most fun, and exciting week ever, while also helping ease your move to your new home here at Queen’s!
Personal Spotlight: Hi!!! My name is Mackenzie, but everyone just calls me Mack! I am soooooo excited to be a teach!!! I want you to have as of an amazing experience during O-week as I did, while helping you transition to Queen’s and figure out the ins and outs! I want to teach IS majoring in French and minoring in Geography. I am an absolute gym rat! You name almost any sport, and I’m most likely either playing it, watching it, or talking about it. A few of my favourites include basketball, volleyball and soccer! When I’m not in the gym, I am usually spending my time hanging out with friends, or curled up in bed under my millions of blankets watching Netflix. I am a very optimistic, outgoing and friendly person. I can not wait to meet you and help make your O-week and time at Queen’s the best it can be!
Words of wisdom: GET INVOLVED! There are so many incredible opportunities waiting for you, all it takes is for you to take a chance, a leap of faith. Be brave, sign up for clubs, play on an intramural sports team, try some of the free classes at the ARC, etc.... There are countless ways to become involved on and off campus, each providing significant benefits. All of these opportunities allow you to meet more people, creating more friendly faces around campus, while helping you to create memorable experiences to better your first year! I know that first year can be a lot, it’s all new and very scary. You’re living on your own, you’ve got a new schedule, new friends, new profs, more work, etc.... However, all of this being said, I still strongly encourage you to get invoked in at least one thing, I promise, you will not regret it. At the very least, check out this link to see what Queen’s has to offer, you might be surprised at the opportunities that are here waiting for you!
Name: Hanna Slowikowska
Nickname(s): Swarovski, Han, Pierogi
Preferred Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Barrie, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: I love the people and the super fun and supportive community :')
Favourite first year class?: FILM110 - i love movies and it's a super chill way to end a monday full of classes
Favourite thing about Teach exec?: they're super funny and hard working! they're also sooooo understanding and create a really fun atmosphere!!!!!!
Personal Spotlight: hey, i'm hanna :) i'm one of the first year reps on CESA and soon to be second year rep, so if you want to get involved in anything student council pls let me know!!!! i'm a huge foodie and will eat with you anytime, anyplace... pls tam me. my only personality trait is loving timothee chalamet and i know every word, breath, lyric and stutter to every single one direction song ever made. i love good conversation and really like getting to know new people so i'm super pumped to meet all of you !!
Words of wisdom: this transition is a lot... even for the people who seem to be having an easy time. set no expectations for yourself, it's totally okay to not feel at home during frosh week, i feel you. it may take longer than you think or it may happen instantly but you will find your place somewhere here at queen's! i know everyone and their best friend tells you to get involved but i'm serious... i didn't believe that getting involved made such a difference until i entered university, it's one of the best things i've ever done. remember everyone is different, university doesn't have to be like the people you've seen on youtube or in movies, make up your own version, do your own thing and i promise everything will fall into place.