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Zoey Smith 

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Name: Zoey Smith

Nickname(s): zoobs

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Bowmanville, Ontario

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about ConEd is (without question) the people. ConEd is by far the most welcoming and friendly program. Nothing beats the ConEd community!

Favourite first-year class?: Prof class!!! We love Holly <3

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: Teach Exec are some of the most kind and caring people you will ever meet!! They're also quite funny, some of them make jokes like saying "Taylor Swift is mid"...it was a joke right?

Personal Spotlight: Hey! My name is Zoey Smith. I am hoping to major in Health Studies and minor in french!! I enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing sports, and listening to music (specifically country, Taylor Swift, and throwbacks). Around campus, you can usually find me at the Cogro cafe drinking an iced matcha chai (please sponsor me Cogro), or going for a walk to the pier. I'm in ConEd because I (obviously) want to be a teacher, but at heart I'm a criminal profiler thanks to my obsession with Criminal Minds. I can't wait to meet all the incoming ConEd students and welcome you all into our ConEd family!!!

Words of wisdom: Work hard, play hard!! Prioritize your studies and get your school work done...but also make time for fun!!  It's all about balance! Taking care of yourself and doing what you enjoy is equally as important as getting all your school work done.

Emily Flake 

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Name: Emily Flake

Nickname(s): Em, ELF, Snowflake

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Kingston, Ontario

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about Con-Ed is the phenomenal group of people! I have never been part of such a big and amazing group! Everyone in this program is so kind and energetic and they have all just become your magnificent Con-Ed family!

Favourite first-year class?: My favourite class in first year is definitely prof class! Holly Ogden, the prof teacher, is so sweet and understanding! She has a very special way of introducing her students into the prof stream and allowing us a safe space to meet all our new Con-Ed besties!  :)

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: The teach exec team this year is so awesome! They have done nothing but make everyone feel so warm and welcome! They have brought our phenomenal teach team together in many ways and I can't wait to be apart of the orientation event at the start of the 2022 fall school year!

Personal Spotlight: Hello class of 26! I am so excited to meet each and everyone of you! My name is Emily Flake and I am a second year coneddie majoring in Biology hoping to get teachables in either Biology, Math or Drama. Currently, I am planning on going into the I.S. stream but fun fact about me I am the most indecisive person on this planet. So all of this might change. Other fun facts about me is that my initials spell ELF, I once finished 18 ice cream cones in one day when I was 7 and on a cruise ship, I have acted in over 36 plays/musicals in my life and I love participating in almost any sport you can name. :) Some of my favourite hobbies include acting, singing and being active. In the future, I hope to be able to travel the world and see everything. Also, I am so excited to meet everyone and welcome you all to our program. If you see me anywhere, please introduce yourself and say "hello" !

Words of wisdom: 

“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it." - Jack Kerouac

 

You are entering a new part of your life and I know this transition can be really tough but please know that everyone in this Con-Ed program is here for you! We all want to see you succeed students, professors, faculty and all! Embrace this new journey and try to be open to every minute of it! Life is amazing if you let it be :) Please allow yourself to truly enjoy every second of this new phase in your life. It will be scary at times but just give it a shot!! 

Amnah Faheem

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Name: Amnah Faheem

Nickname(s): Amnahvore, Omnivore

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Milton, Ontario

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about ConEd is the sense of community! It's very close-knit and everyone is super sweet and welcoming:)

Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first year class was GEOL107. It's the History of Life course where we learned all about fossils, dinosaurs, and evolution. Also, Dr. Narbonne is hands down THE sweetest prof you will ever meet and he is absolutely brilliant! Fun fact: I may or may not have a small dino collection because of this class.

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: My favourite thing about being a Teach so far is attending TNO's and getting to know everyone!

Personal Spotlight: Hey everyone! My name is Amnah Faheem and I am super excited about being a Teach this year. I am majoring in Biology and I am in the I.S stream with teachables in Biology and Geography. Here are a few fun facts about me: I grew up with 5 kittens, I have 5 older siblings, and I have moved schools 5 times in my life. I love meditation and yoga, my favourite show is This is Us, and I am the biggest Juice Wrld fan you will ever meet (Mac Miller is a close second)! I am so excited to meet you all in the fall and I can’t wait for O-Week!

Words of wisdom: “I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them” - Andy Bernard, The Office. Being a first year at Queen’s is unlike anything else you’ll ever experience. My biggest piece of advice during this time would be to remember that although you will overcome many challenges in your first year, it will be well worth it. Life moves super fast and a year from now you’ll be living with your best friends and looking back at your first year and all the incredible memories you made. Put yourself out there, say yes to the things that scare you the most, and I promise you won’t regret it!