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Podcast

History

University of Calgary

Faculty of Arts

WHY I CHOSE MY program

I chose history because I’ve always wanted to understand how the past influences our contemporary period and its social, cultural, and political characteristics. History is a subject that excites me in its many forms whether as written texts, artifacts, oral traditions, or films. Apart from learning the past, I also chose history in the hope to one day teach history or contribute to its field of knowledge.  

FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

I’m an avid gamer and cinephile. Through these two interests, I’m working to understand how our historical development has affected both cultural mediums. I am also passionate in black and white street photography, dance, and music. 

MY BEST TIPS & ADVICE FOR STUDENTS

  • Pick up a videogame to sink your teeth into, a book to read before you sleep, learn to cook, eat your favorite creations, meet some friends, and share a pizza together. Make time to unwind and breathe. 

  • You don’t have to force yourself into a five-course semester set. Adjust your schedule relative to other priorities like work, family, clubs, etc. Do what is best for you and your academic success.

  • School gyms tend to be packed, and other gyms may be too expensive for your budget. Try out calisthenics, workout at home, and see if you like it!