Hassan Syed, Academics Director

hass Hassan Syed

Year: 2nd

Program:  Human Biology and Neuroscience

Experience I hope to gain with BioSA:  I want to use my time on BioSA to do as much as I can, grow as much as I can as a person, and learn as much as I can. Let’s get it!

Hobbies/Interests:  Sports, Fitness, Filmmaking, TV Shows, Music

Favourite Novel:  Kite Runner

Favourite Quote:Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!” – Rocky Balboa

Advice to First Years:  Use every resource possible. Talk to upper years and get advice on courses and life. Ace every assignment and lab so that you won’t have to stress out over what you need to get on the exam. Go to every lecture, and make consequences for not going.

What is the longest you have gone without sleep? 22 hours

If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? Workout, play basketball, plan a fun day with my friends, watch a movie.

Contact Hassan Syed at academics@thebiosa.org