Program: Geography (iBA)
Year of study: 3rd year
High school or other academic institutions attended: Homeschooled then attended Humber College
Reason for choosing program: I wanted to make some positive change in the world, and I’ve always been interested in geography. As well, I find how people make attribute meaning to a place, and what happens to that meaning when new people move into those regions, or when the original people leave (or are forced out). The culmination of all this is to reframe the narratives surrounding migration and displaced populations, from a hostile and antagonistic rhetoric to one that views the movement of people is an essential part human society, and that it has been going on for a while, and that it will continue.
Intentions for the future: I will pursue a masters, and perhaps a doctorate degree if I want to be a professor, then I would like to work with aid organisations, NGO and governmental, to help displaced populations. Either that or, as mentioned before, I would like to pursue an academic career as a professor, as I believe quality and critical education is important to a functioning society.
Favourite part of the program: I would say that the professors are wonderful, as are my fellow students. But, I do greatly appreciate the way in which the theories of socio-political geography are taught in a very critical way, that fosters original thinking on the part of the students.