Meet some of our international graduates from the class of 2020
|Amal Muselmani grew up in a small, quiet town in Nigeria, where vendors offer their wares to those passing by and people wait patiently for cows to cross the street before continuing down the road.
“Waiting for the cows was a little like how we wait for the geese on campus,” she laughed. “I didn’t really appreciate or know how simple and beautiful Nigeria and life there was until I came to Canada for a visit and realized how different it is.” Full story
|Growing up, Muhammad Uzair Khalid never once hesitated when he was asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
“From as far back as I can remember, I knew I wanted to be a doctor. Most kids go through phases where they want to be a pilot for a while, then they want to be firefighters or something, then they want to do something else, and they cycle through different career options. I cycled through medical specialties instead,” he said. Full story
|Whether it’s children, fellow classmates or people from other countries, Huizi Jieni believes in learning from others and empowering them to use their voices.
“I’m really curious about everything and willing to explore everything,” she said. “In high school I knew I wanted to work in education.” Full story
|When Victoria Agapova took her first undergraduate anatomy course she felt she had found her calling in life. While working with human cadavers might not be for everyone, she found the experience inspiring.
“When you work with the human body, it’s a very special experience. Someone donated their body to science. It’s very rewarding to learn from someone who wanted to make sure future generations of medical professionals can have a better education.” Full story
|Lionel Liang was just coming up to the turning point of the racetrack he had run countless times before when, just as he approached the curve, his life took a turn.
Liang, 15 at the time, was involved in an accident that left him unable to continue training and competing as a runner – something he loved. Following the accident, Liang focused on completing physiotherapy for two years, but realized he would not be able to compete at the level he had been any longer. Full story
|Frank Liu is proud that his undergraduate experience has been a bit unique. While earning his Bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS), Liu has studied at three different universities, in three different countries, on three different continents.
“I like to travel, I like to learn, and I’m willing to try new things,” said Liu, who will graduate this June. Full story