Name: Ciaran Allman
Personal Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Favourite thing about ConEd?: Honestly, my favorite thing about Con-Ed is participating in all of the events that are held by CESA, along with finding a second family at this school. Also, the merch we get every year exclusive to our program is by far the best in the school.
Favourite first-year class?: My favorite first year class is Physics 104/106. There is nothing better than the professor telling you that you will fail the exam on the first day , and him continuing to until the day before the exam.
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: By far my favorite thing about Teach Exec is standing beside the Social Teach Annalynn Plopp and looking really short.
Personal Spotlight: Rise and Shine class of 25. My name is Ciaran Allman, and I am so excited to meet everyone coming into the program this year. I am majoring in Physics and I am in I.S with teachables in Physics and Mathematics. Here are a couple fun facts about me; I call a loaf of bread a “Slice Pan”, I go through 2 tubs of Costco hummus a week, I still need to use my fingers to count the months in a year, I am undefeated in Mario Kart at Queens, and I don’t wash my legs in the shower. I also love the show Survivor, going to the gym, playing on Intramural teams, and travelling. I am so excited to welcome you into our program, and if you don’t happen to meet me during O-week, don't hesitate to say hi!
Words of wisdom: You Miss the 100 % of the shots you don’t take - Wayne Gretzky -Michael Scott. Coming to Queens can be a rough transition, meeting new people, living away from home, and eating Cafeteria food. Just remember to come here and be yourself. First year goes by so fast and you are going to meet so many new and amazing people that you are going to be friends with for the rest of your life. Get involved, come to all the Con-Ed events and talk to new people, and I can guarantee that this place will feel like home in no time.
Name: Madeleine Dupuis
Nickname(s): Maddie, madds
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Stouffville, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: The ConEd community is super small and friendly. Even though I haven't been able to meet very many people in person this year, everyone I have met is super nice and supportive. It's amazing to be part of such a tight knit community compared to some of the larger faculties.
Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first year class was BIOL 102/103. It definitely has not been easy, but I have learnt some amazing stuff.
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: The teach exec are amazing because it's clear they are passionate about leading an amazing frosh week, and they are so enthusiastic and HYYYPPEEE. Teach exec makes me very excited about leading orientation, and they'll definitely make sure I'll have fun while doing so. They are also very approachable and kind, it feels like you can really talk to them about anything.
Personal Spotlight: Hey everyone!!!! My name is Madeleine but you can call me Maddie and I'm really hyped to meet all of you (hopefully in person). I still don't know exactly what I'm going to major in yet, but along the lines of biochem or lifesci, and I'm doing I.S. My end goal at queens is to become the best campus tour guide you've ever seen, maintain good grades, and meet as many people as I can. Despite being the actual worst singer and dancer in this group of orientation leaders, singing and dancing is something I love doing, and I expect everyone to have a dance party with me and Nelly Furtado. I like made-for-TV documentaries, Franks RedHot, the Stauffer library on campus, summer camp, telling my embarrassing stories (of which there are many) and overall just having a GOOD TIME. If you ever want to talk to me about literally anything, do not be afraid to reach out. Can't wait for all of us to be sooooo hype and have fun together (HOPEFULLY IN PERSON)
Words of wisdom: Moving into this new environment is scary, and you might go through some rough moments, but it's important to remember that everyone else is going through the same thing, whether they let that on or not. Everyone is finding themselves and their people, so might as well be your true authentic self from the get go. That's how you find your true people, and that who will comfort you and support you the most. Also, no matter how important you think grades are, your mental health and well being are more important. Always make time for having fun, going out and being with friends.