Name: Nathaniel Dixon
Personal Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about ConEd has to be the ConEd Love. Since we're such a small faculty, you really get the chance to meet all your fellow Coneddies.
Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first-year class has to be ANAT 100. The human body is super interesting, the content is straightforward, and professor MacKenzie is amazing.
Favourite thing about being a Teach?: Being able to plan out an amazing O-week for the class of 2025 with my fellow teaches.
Personal Spotlight: Hey everyone!! My name is Nathaniel, and I'm excited to meet you all in September. I'm in I.S and plan on majoring in English with teachables in English and Biology. I love getting active, watching Netflix, and sleeping in whenever I get the chance. I am super approachable and friendly, so don't hesitate to come chat if you see me.
Words of wisdom: My biggest piece of advice to first-year students is to try new things, venture out of your comfort zone, try to make as many friends as possible, and most importantly, enjoy yourself and HAVE FUN!!!
Name: Brianna Ziehl
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about con-ed is that everyone is always smiling and supportive of one another. ConEd is a community that makes everyone feel special and welcomed. From the students to the profs, you are bound to create life-long memories and connections in this faculty.
Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first year class is HLTH 102. The course goes into detail about personal health and wellness as well as provides a final assignment that gives students the opportunity to practice changing a health behaviour. Jennifer Tomasone is an engaging and passionate prof, therefore, providing an incredible learning experience that students can connect to their lives.
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: Teach exec is an incredible team of loving and supportive con-eddies that strive to make o-week a memorable experience. Every single member of teach exec is so supportive, friendly, and welcoming. They are all such amazing human beings that each bring something unique to the table and I can't wait for you to get to know them!
Personal Spotlight: Hi, my name is Brianna and I am so happy that you have decided to join the ConEd program at Queens! I am in P.J. and I plan to major in English. My dream is to one day have an elementary classroom of my own where I can share my passion for teaching and inspire the next generation of learners. I have been a competitive dancer since the age of 6 and have been a dance instructor for the last couple of years. With that said, I am always down for a little dance party to shake everything out! Some of my tv favourite series include Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, Star, One Tree Hill and Greys Anatomy. When I'm not dancing, I love to swim, play volleyball, travel, hang out at the beach, blast music in the car and hang out with my friends and family. I am super approachable, friendly, bubbly and am always looking to make new friends so always feel free to reach out to me or wave to me on campus. I am so excited to be your teach!
Words of wisdom: To the incoming students, try as many things as possible and put yourself out there to get to know other amazing con-eddies. Always be yourself and never stray away from what you are passionate about. Be courageous, be bold and remember to go after your dreams! I am always in your corner if you want to chat :)
Name: Hallie Paddock
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Cobourg, ON
Favourite thing about ConEd?: I love the community! Everyone is so positive and uplifting! I instantly felt welcomed into the ConEd family in my first year and I am so thankful I decided to be a part of it! I am so excited for you all to join us soon and for you to experience all of the ConEd love <3
Favourite first-year class?: Definitely PROF 110!! Holly is the sweetest prof and she will make your first year so wonderful if you get to be in her class! I met so many other Con-Eddies in my class and I can’t wait for you to do the same :)
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: They are so much fun and energetic! Whether we are online or in person, they will truly make your orientation experience the greatest it can be! If you ever need anything they will be there for you because they really care about you. Teach Exec is one awesome bunch I am pumped for you to meet!
Personal Spotlight: Hi everyone! My name is Hallie and I am SO excited to meet all of you in September! I am going into 3rd year in the I/S stream and I’m majoring in Biology with a second teachable in Visual Art. I am also hoping to get ABQ’s in Chemistry and Math! I love to dance, go on walks, watch the Office, and hang with friends & family. I’m also a fan of country music, I have two cutie dogs at home, and I love strawberries and peppermint tea :) I love Queens and our ConEd faculty, and I am looking forward to meeting all of you soon!
Words of wisdom: First-year is a very big transition and it is easy to get overwhelmed with everything going on. Be sure to take time for yourself and be open to new experiences! Also, try to not push yourself too hard and know that it is okay if you need a break. Please don’t be scared to reach out if you need help with anything or if you want to talk to someone. We as your Teaches and Teach Exec team are here for you and got your back! We have all been through first year and know what it is like to be in your shoes. We are more than happy to be there for you to make your first year the best experience possible!