Learning Development & Success Learning Development & Success

Meet your 2020 - 21 Learning Peers

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

helped me tremendously with my academics."  

Ahmed

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. 

 


Aiden

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’ 


Lexie

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! 


June

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.  


Reya

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. 


Mikhail

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. 


Sarrah

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! 


 

Audrey

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 


Philip

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. 


Michael

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! 


Maija

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! 


Mia

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!