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Meet Melanie

Melanie and Friends

Along with two friends, Melanie (centre) represented the Faculty of Health Sciences at a fundraising event for breast cancer.

Hometown: Whitby, Ontario

Program: Honors Specilization in Rehabilitation Science, Minor in French

Year: Second

My favourite thing about Western: The kind people- whether you're looking for support with school or friends, there is always someone offering to help!

Why I chose Health Studies: Biology and Chemistry are my favourite subjects. I am really interested in learning about how the human body works and about how our habits can affect our health.

My campus/community involvement: I participated in London's Bust a Move for Breast Health event to raise money for a new breast cancer centre at St Joseph's Hospital.

The best place to study on campus: Fourth floor of Taylor Library is always my favourite quiet spot, and the Nucleus and Einstein cafes are really close when its time for a snack break!

My favourite class: Biology 1201A

Best place to eat on campus: Timothy's - their peanut butter and banana smoothies are incredible!!

Best way to meet other Health Studies students: Sitting beside someone new in labs and tutorials are a great way to meet new people in your program, and introduces you to potential study partners too!

Middlesex College

Middlesex College is one of Western's most historic buildings.

Three words to describe being a Health Sciences student at Western: Dedicated, Determined and Inquisitive

What I to be when I grow up: I want to be a physiotherapist

Favourite Western "postcard" location: Middlesex College is absolutely one the most beautiful and iconic spots on campus.

My favourite Western memory: My favourite Western memory was Shinerama - it was really fun to go out in the community and volunteer for a great cause.