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Meet your 2020 - 21 Learning Peers

"The Learning Peer I worked with was incredibly helpful. PAL has

helped me tremendously with my academics." 


"The Learning Peer I worked with was incredibly helpful.

PAL has helped me tremendously with my academics."



Degree: 2nd year-Medical Science

Favourite Quote: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" Thomas A. Edison 

I look forward to helping you overcome the struggles encountered in your science courses. 



Degree: 3rd Year (Science) Honours Specialization Synthetic Biology and Minor in Philosophy of Science

Favourite Quote: “If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.” -Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

‘I look forward to helping you understand and integrate concepts in biology and biochemistry’ 


Degree: 3rd Year (Med Sci) Honours Specialization Biochemistry and Cancer Biology and Major Physics

Favourite Quote: "However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up" - Stephen Hawking

I look forward to helping you out with calculus or physics, and to helping you succeed! 



Degree: 4th Year (Med Sci) -Honours Specialization Pathology 

Favourite Quote: Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard - Tim Notke

I look forward to helping you develop your study strategies so that they can be applied to any course you take


Degree: 2nd Year (Science) Honours Specialization Neuroscience and Major in Psychology

Favourite Quote: Make your future self proud." When I have something tough ahead, I try to imagine how it will feel when I accomplish it (I learnt recently that this is called motivation-specific imagery in Psych 2990! It's effective!). You came so far already and there have been times in the past where you thought it was difficult to be where you are right now. But you're here and that's amazing! Now, what if you accomplish the next big thing? University is tough, but so are you. 

I look forward to helping you with helping you achieve your goals and grow! Course-specific help: Biology 1201/1202; Chem 1301/1302; Statistics 1024; and Physiology 2130. 


Degree: 2nd year-Medical Science

Favourite Quote: “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” - Leonardo da Vinci 

I look forward to helping you with Business 1220 as well as improve writing and communication skills, develop critical thinking and successfully adapt to the case-based teaching method.   


Degree: 2nd Year (BMOS) Honours Specialization Finance and Major Economics



Degree: 3rd Year (Med Sci) Honours Specialization Physiology and Pharmacology

Favourite Quote: "Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets." - Leonardo da Vinci

I look forward to helping you with Chem 1302 and helping you with organizational skills. 


Degree: 4th Year (BMOS) Honours Specialization Finance

Favourite Quote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more place you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss

I look forward to helping you develop study strategies.


Degree: 3rd Year-(Med Sci) Honours SpecializationMicrobiology and Immunology

Favourite Quote: ‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.’ –Benjamin Franklin

I look forward to helping you with math courses like Calc 1000 and Calc 1301. 


Degree: 3rd Year (Science-Kin) Honours Specialization Kinesiology

Favourite Quote: “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” -Eleanor Roosevelt 

I look forward to helping you with your academic concerns by re-structuring them into ways that manageable and easy to understand! 



Degree: 3rd Year (Med Sci) -Honours specialization in Physiology and Pharmacology

Favourite Quote: Believe you can and you're halfway there" Theodore Rosevelt 

I look forward to helping you with Calculus 1000, Math 1229, Chemistry 1302B, and Organic Chemistry 2213 


Degree: 3rd Year (Med. Sci) Honours Specialization Physiology

Favourite Quote: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” -Albert Einstein

I look forward to helping you reach and surpass your academic goals. 


Degree: 3rd Year- (Science) Honours Specialization Financial Modelling and Minor Economics

Favourite Quote: ‘Learning never exhausts the mind’ – Leonardo da Vinci

I’m looking forward to helping you with math and economics courses, as well as developing effective learning and time management skills. 


Degree: 2nd year-Medical Science

Favourite Quote: Talent x Effort = Skill, Skill x Effort = Achievement (Angela Duckworth)

I look forward to helping you with Business 1220E, and any questions about first-year Medical Sciences! 


Degree:4th year (Med Sci) Honours Specialization Medical Biophysics

Favourite Quote: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

I look forward to helping you with Physics 1028 and 1029! 


Degree: 3rd Year (Health Sciences) Honours Specialization

Favourite Quote: Never stop learning; for when we stop learning, we stop growing. -Loyal "Jack" Lewman

I look forward to helping you with your time management skills and specific health science courses! 


Degree: 3rd year (Med Sci) Honours Specialization Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

Favourite Quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou 

I look forward to helping you with Biology 1001/1002, Chemistry 2213A and more, as well as helping you develop effective study habits! 


Degree: Master of Management of Applied Science in Global Health Systems

Favourite Quote: “Pursue excellence and success will chase you.”

I look forward to helping you with Biology 1201/1202, Physiology 2130, and making a schedule with you to help you manage your time effectively! 


Degree: 3rd Year (Med Sci) Honours Specialization  Physiology and Pharmacology

Favourite Quote: “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” - Winston Churchill

I look forward to helping you with core concepts in the basic medical sciences, and with strengthening the skills for test-taking, exam revision and time management. 



Degree: 4th Year-Kinesiology

Favourite Quote: “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” - Albert Einstein

“I look forward to helping you with Kin 1070 & 1080, and other kin related courses!”