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Psychology Student Profile

Meet Mia M.

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Graduated 2020

Being a transfer student was difficult at first, since I was out of school for a few years before applying to university. Most of my classmates are younger than me, and sometimes I felt like my skills were out-of-date. I really wanted to be there, and I knew that with some support I would be able to succeed. Along with being a transfer student, I am also a person with disabilities. The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre (SWAC) helped me to access accommodations that I didn’t know about, and all of my professors have been truly understanding and willing to communicate with me about my unique learning needs. I am truly thankful for the time I spent at the University of Guelph-Humber, where I learned to be myself.

@GH

Clubs/Societies

  • President, Psi Chi Society 
  • President, Humber College Chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy 
  • Vice-President of Activities, Psych Society 
  • Participant, Field Course in Aboriginal Mental Health 

On-campus Work

  • Camp Counsellor, Humber Arboretum
  • Student Transition and Resource Team Leader (START Leader)
  • Co-coordinator, Humber Arboretum Ambassadors 
  • Mascot, Swoop
Having the opportunity to work on campus and participate in volunteering gave me a sense of purpose in postsecondary, where I met other transfer students who were also around my age and faced similar challenges.

Volunteering

Awards

Where is Mia now?

Mia plans to take a year off after graduation to work and continue her education by taking some online courses. She has a plan—first a master's degree and then on to a PhD!

I will be the first and only person in my immediate family to have a university degree.

Congratulations, Mia!

 

Explore your options inside and outside of class to build your portfolio of soft and hard skills.

 
Aerial view of ground with snow lakes
Travelled by plane, bus, boat and helicopter to the northern Ontario communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory. 
 
Studying Indigenous work
The field course included visits to healing lodges, clinics and community centres to speak with Elders, residential school survivors, community members and mental health service providers.
 
Student looking out over frozen lake with sunset
The field course is about the emotional learning as well that derives from hearing, speaking, engaging and visiting with community members.