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2018/2019 Orientation Leaders

Meet your 2018 Orientation Leaders!

Name: Genevieve Ke

Faculty: Science

Year: 2

The best advice someone gave me:

You need to continue working hard to harvest a life that worth living for.

My favourite place on campus:

Woodward Library, because it is an awesome place that’s more than just quiet but also comfortable and immersive. I can easily dive into my studies. I really like the atmosphere there.

Name: Desta Chi

Faculty: Science, major in computer science

Year: 3

The best advice someone gave me:

A good one I heard recently is go on exchange if you want

My favourite place on campus: UBC Swimming pool, a luxurious service for students.

Name: Miru Wang

Faculty: Arts, major in math

Year: 2

The best advice someone gave me:

Find a major that I like. I was in majoring psychology before, and I found that it was not the best fit for me. I wanted to continue, but my friend advised me that I should follow my interests. Although many people told me that math is difficult, I have enjoyed my math courses so far because I feel accomplished after solving difficult problems.

My favourite place on campus:

I like the Beaty Biodiversity Museum the best. It has a huge blue whale skeleton and many other interesting collections. I used to get my lunch from the café located in the museum because my classes were in a nearby building and it wasn't busy.

Name: Tianqi Peng

Faculty: Arts, major in psychology

Year: 2

The best advice someone gave me:

Live boldly and stay strong

My favourite place on campus:

Irving K. Barber library because I love the view when I sit there. I’m super productive whenever I am in there.

Name: Michelle Kim 

Faculty: Arts 

Year:

Best advice someone gave me:

If you don’t know what to do in the future, focus on the grades.

Favourite place on campus:

Life Sciences Building. It has a good environment for studying. 

Name: Yalin Liu (Amanda)

Faculty: Science

Year: 2

Best advice someone gave me:

Discipline is the mother of all virtues.

Favourite place on campus:

Rose Garden. For me, it is the most beautiful place on campus. I like to go there for walks. There are various types of flowers, and there is a snow mountain in the opposite of the Rose Garden. It makes me feel relaxed.

Name: Ziqing (Stella) Zhu

Faculty: Arts, major in economics

Year: 2

Best advice someone gave me:

Be brave enough to try everything you like!

Favorite place on campus:

Irving K. Barber Learning Center. It is a good place for students to study and also could book rooms for group discussions. In addition, it’s also a public place for students to borrow books and enjoy reading in a good environment and atmosphere.

Name: Luhong Lu (Amy)

Faculty: Science, major in geophysics

Year: 2

Best advice someone gave me:

Go to office hours!

Favorite place on campus:

Asian Center is my favorite place on campus. I like the style of the architecture. Also the library in the center is a quiet place for study. The garden near the center is good choice for a short walk to relax.

Name: Shirley Liu

Faculty: Applied Science, major in chemical engineering

Year: 3

Best advice someone gave me:

Always remember to smile

Favorite place on campus:

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre/IKB is awesome, because it provides a quiet atmosphere and access to computer. Also, it opens until late at night and the Student Union Centre is nearby.

Name: Alicia Cortez

Faculty: Engineering

Specialization/major: Chemical and biological engineering 

Year: 

Best advice someone gave me:  

Never give up

Favourite place on campus:

The libraries. I am a bookworm.

Name: Yunzhu Peng (Beryl)

Faculty: Arts, major in psychology

Year: 4

Best advice someone gave me:

When you want to give up, always recall what keeps you going forward.

Favourite place on campus:

Rose garden; The great view at the Rose Garden always makes me appreciate the beauty of nature, and feeling how lucky I am to study at UBC. This also makes me get more courage to conquer the problems in life.

Name: Petra Yeung

Faculty: Arts, major in Psychology 

Year: 3

Best advice someone gave me:

Be yourself, don’t change for others. 

Favourite place on campus:

Main Mall. It’s so beautiful there. I love to walk there when I am stressed.

Name: Aya Hioki

Faculty: Arts, major in political science

Year: 4

Best advice someone gave me:

"Life is full of decisions. There are some decisions that are hard to make, but you are the only one who can make the path you chose right."

Favourite place on campus:

The Nest is one of the most energetic spaces on Campus. There are people studying, working, and actively engaging in club activities. The Nest is where people meet, new conversations are had, and where new culture is shared. I get inspired a lot and I hope I inspire others too. Also the food is quite good ☺ That’s why The Nest is my favourite space ☺ 

Name: Tergel Naranbaatar

Faculty: Arts

Year: 1

Best advice someone gave me:

The best advice i have received is “to face your fear” which means that I will never know if I do not try.

Favourite place on campus:

The most favourite place on campus are the study lounges at Orchard Commons residence because it’s really comfortable to sit a long time while writing papers, also the view is absolutely amazing.

Name: Jiayi (Skylar) Liang

Faculty: Applied Science, major in computer engineering

Year: 3

Best advice someone gave me:

Eat less sugar

Favourite place on campus:

The Forestry Building: it has nice study space and a Tim Hortons. 

Name: Dina Wulamu

Faculty: Arts. Major in international relations and minor in political science

Year: 4

Best advice someone gave me:

Ask yourself more about the knowledge you have learned, ask less about the grade you have got.

Favourite place on campus:

Rose Garden. I like it during summer time when I can enjoy seeing colorful flowers. It can calm me down and release my pressure.

Name: Xuechun Lu

Faculty: Science major in math and stat

Year: 2

Best advice someone gave me:

If you don't know where you are going, any road can take you there

Favourite place on campus:

ICICS (Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive System). Grab a cup of nice coffee, get your poke bowl, and do some programming with your lab partners.

Name: Ziqi Su

Major: Applied Science, major in electrical engineering

Year: 3

Best advice someone gave me:

Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone.

Favorite place on campus:

Nest. It is the "place of mind" for students themselves in UBC.

Name: Xu Fan

Faculty: Applied Science, major in electrical engineering

Year: 4

Best advice someone gave me:

Always keep the openness of your mind

Favourite place on campus:

Rose garden. Beautiful and peaceful, a great place to relax.

Name: Phoenix Wang

Faculty: Arts, major in psychology and minor in special education

Year: 3

Best advice someone gave me:

Be yourself

Favourite place on campus and why:

My bed

Name: Esteban Proaño

Faculty:  Science

Year: 4

The best advice someone gave me: Information about groups and clubs that organize social events and the importance of office hours.

My favourite place on campus: The Nest

Name: Abby Bu

Faculty: Arts

Year: 3

The best advise that someone gave me:  Make the best of the time and resources in Vantage College to improve your language skills

My favourite place on campus:  Rose Garden in the summer