mariaSecond Year Rep.

Name: Mariam Issa

Year: 2

Program: Specialist in Human Biology

Experience I hope to gain with BioSA:  I am extremely excited to join BioSA as one of its second year representatives. I am looking forward to gaining experience in public speaking, organizing events and collaborating with and learning from other members of this exceptional team. I hope to be a channel for students to voice their concerns and an efficient member of this team.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, spending time with family, gardening, volunteering and shopping!

Favourite Novel: Books by the Lebanese poet Gibran Khalil Gibran.

Favourite Quote: Vous n’êtes pas encore arrivés mais vous êtes plus proche qu’hier – “You may have not yet arrived  but you are closer than yesterday” – Anonymous

Advice to First Years: Always smile and believe in yourself because “everything will be okay in the end, if it’s not okay then it is not the end!” Most importantly GET INVOLVED and put yourself out there. Please take advantage of all the opportunities available to you and believe me you will not regret it.

What is the longest you have gone without sleep?I usually can’t  stay up too late. If I did not get enough sleep it is most likely because I woke up too early. But the longest I have gone without sleep is probably 19 hours.

If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? I would take flying lessons because I always wanted to fly an airplane myself. Then I would join doctors without borders and travel the world with a purpose. My final plan would be to have a vacation in Lebanon for a couple of months before I come back to Canada to learn or work until I decide to retire again!

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