I've talked before on this blog about how going to Glendon was a no-brainer for me for a variety of reasons, but I don't think I've ever really touched on the bilingual aspect. I'm an anglophone, but I have French-Canadian roots (exhibit A: my very french last name). My paternal grandfather, who I shared a … Continue reading Why is Glendon Bilingualism Important?
This week's post has three main components: the Ontario Universities' Fair, a striking moment of self-realisation, and most importantly, hair-dye. This was my first year attending the Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF). I had no need to go as a high-school student because I decided where I wanted to do post-secondary studies very early on. (Spoiler … Continue reading How University Has Made Me Bolder
Summer has always been my favourite season. I love the heat of it, the way the air clings to your skin and makes you feel its presence. I love the potential that stretches among all those endless sunny days, taunting you with adventures you haven't even thought up yet. Summer is a time for resolutions, … Continue reading The Different Rules of Summer
Like many university campuses Glendon has it's own lore, lingo, and -dare I say- it's own memes. Thanks to the incredible people that make up our student body and faculty, our small, cozy campus is full of a sense of community and shared student experience. On that note, here are 15 things that indicate you're on … Continue reading 15 Signs That You’re a Glendonite
Weeks ago, I jokingly told my fellow eAmbassador Isabel Duque, -who is Colombia born and Ecuador raised- that I was going to write a post about her. I was just messing around at the time, but the idea stuck so here we go; an Isabel-inspired blog post: Despite it's small size Glendon is a great place … Continue reading Why You Should Make Friends with an International Student
I've been trying to write a post about mental health for two weeks now. As you may or may not know, Bell's "Let's Talk" day was last week which has inspired my social media feeds to be full of everything and anything mental illness related. ("Let's Talk" is a cool day-long event across Canada, one … Continue reading On Being Tired (#santéGL)
Sooooo, it's January. The holidays are over, a new year has begun, and with it comes a new semester. First semester was a bit of a struggle for me, -as it is for many first years- there's just so much to adjust to! University life can definitely be a shock to your system, and us … Continue reading The Holidays, A New Semester, and #oneword365; a threefold update from a lazy writer
I’ve detailed many of my reasons for choosing to go to Glendon on this blog previously, but never my strangest one: I deeply, deeply appreciate the way Glendon brands itself. Branding, advertising, public relations, whatever you want to call it, is something I’m interested in, or rather, fascinated by. Also, despite not being particularly knowledgeable, … Continue reading Choosing Glendon: My Weirdest Reason
Fall is here, which means that the weather is as inconsistent as Hollywood show-creator Ryan Murphy’s writing. (Sorry to those of you who don’t get the reference, I can never resist a Ryan Murphy dig.) It also means that I’m in the mood to reminisce. Does fall make anyone else feel particularly nostalgic? Like most … Continue reading Thoughts on Growing Up
So to begin, this is my first post as a real eAmbassador which is unbelievably exciting! I think I’m going to leave my old posts up, but anything before this post is exactly that: a “before” post that I probably won’t be revisiting. From now on I’ll be posting every Tuesday evening, and also tweeting … Continue reading Time to Get Serious(ly pumped about University)!