My first two years of university transfer studies at Selkirk College provided me with the knowledge and skills to be a confident and successful student in a much larger institution. The smaller class sizes and enthusiastic instructors enabled students, such as myself, to learn material beyond the scope of the course and become more than prepared for a successful post-secondary transfer. In addition, smaller student numbers provided students with numerous hours working in the laboratory to learn applied skills in the science field.
Without my Selkirk experience, my education would have felt far from complete. In my opinion, Selkirk’s programs encourage students to reach their full potential to achieve their goals.
I am currently enrolled in my third year of University at UBC Okanagan. Since my two years at Selkirk College, professors have noticed me amongst my peers for my practical laboratory skills and knowledge in the biological sciences. I have been approached by these professionals and have been urged to participate in undergraduate research award competitions such as the NSERC and URA. Furthermore, professors have encouraged me to conduct my own honors thesis and graduate from UBC with honors.
I am planning to obtain my Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at UBC Okanagan and further my education at BCIT to work in a forensic laboratory.