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Queen's University
 

Meet the Bounce Back Team

Bounce Back Program Coordinator

CASSANDRA EBERHARDT, M.A.    
Email:
bouncebk@queensu.ca

WHAT I WISH I KNEW IN FIRST YEAR...

Professors and Teaching Assistants were students once too. Don't be afraid to talk to them if you need help or if you want to learn more about your field of study. They have a wealth of knowledge about the subject and the course, and are excited to share it with their students.

FUN FACT...

I've run 5K races on three different continents (in 5 different countries) and completed a Warrior Dash. !


Bounce Back Facilitators (2013-14)

FACILITATOR WHAT I WISH I KNEW IN FIRST YEAR... FUN FACT...

ALEXANDRA

English Literature
The Fireside Reading Room in Stauffer Library is a really nice place to study... or to curl up with a good book. I love to write poetry. After I graduate, I plan on completing an MFA in Creative Writing.

ALEXANDRA

Biology
How to budget my time better, and that it’s okay to relax! I am a certified Zumba instructor.

ALI

Global Development Studies
How much nicer I am with regular sleep and exercise. I hiccuped once every day for four months.

ANNA

Philosophy
The importance of time-management. I love decorating and have to rearrange my room at least four times a year.

APRIL

Concurrent Education (Biology and Math)
Exercising is FUN and it makes you feel good about yourself. Go take advantage of the free fitness classes they offer at the ARC!

Three random facts about me:

1. I'm actually pretty decent at Fruit Ninja on the Kinect!

2. I'm an amateur aerialist (on the silks and trapeze)

3. I was not born in April

BRANDON 

Sociology
I wish that I knew better study skills and the importance of time management. I am a fan of the HBO show 'Game of Thrones' and I am currently reading the books in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R.R. Martin.

HAYLEY

Concurrent Education (History)
Even when you seem incredibly busy you should always make time for exercise and other things that make you happy because they often have a way of calming you down and helping you focus on the task at hand. Sometimes I wish my life were like a Broadway musical because then I would have no excuse but to break out into song and dance.

JANICE

English
I wish I knew how long it would take me to do my readings -  it turned out to be longer than I'd expected. I'm from Victoria, BC and I spent my first year at the Castle.

JEFF

Political Science
The importance of time management and self-discipline. There are so many more distractions at University as opposed to in high school and it is very easy to get side tracked from homework. I love animals and work on a farm during the summer. I own a golden doodle and have always enjoyed being around animals.

JENNIFER

Life Science
Don't be afraid to try new things! University is a fresh start with so many opportunities and such diverse people - it's the best chance to step outside your comfort zone. Did you know there's a fruit fly names after Beyonce? Scaptia beyonceae.

JOHN

Life Science
I wish I knew that the south end of Mac-Corry connects all the way to the north end of Dunning Hall...indoors! (Which means you can use it as a shortcut to walk through when it's cold outside!) In second year, I had my laptop "stolen" from me while I was studying at Stauffer Library by a security guard. He wanted to teach me a lesson to not leave my things behind when I went to the washroom. Since then, I have never left my belongings unattended at the library. 

JORDANNA

Concurrent Education (Psychology)

 

That there are so many services on campus where people are there just to listen and help you out - they're here for you! I detest the sound of velcro - it makes me cringe.

KEVIN

Life Science(Psychology)
Leading a balanced lifestyle allows more effective learning. Make sure there's time for exercise and recreation. Skittles are my favourite candy.

LINDSAY

Concurrent Education (English and History)
Everyone around you, more or less, is going through many of the same challenges - use them as a resource and support. I play the bagpipes.

MADEEHA

English Language and Literature
I wish I had known how helpful it can be to discuss assignments, strategies and expectations with professors during office hours. I will go to great lengths to acquire chocolate.

MAHIMA

Concurrent Education (Primary-Junior)
There are lots of resources and people willing to help you at Queen's. That being said, every once in a while you will find yourself in a situation where the best person to advocate for you, is you! When that time comes don't be afraid to stand up for yourself. It's a great feeling to be your own ally. I don't like whipped cream. Many people find this unusual about me.

MICHELLE

Environmental Science

Timbits, upstairs in CoGro, and printed out past exams make for the best pre-exam studying. I'm on the Queen's equestrian team.

REBECCA

Life Science

In first year I wish I knew that my marks are not a representation of who I am as a person. I also wish I recognized that scheduling time to relax can be just as important as finding time for academics. Maintaining balance in my life and actively using the resources Queen's makes available to students, has enabled me to do well while continuing to enjoy my time at university. I went to Singapore for exchange in my 3rd year.

STACEY

Global Development Studies

I wish I knew more about the campus resources in first year, especially to develop better note-taking skills for course readings. I thought I had to figure everything out on my own, but there are tons of resources around campus to help students out, which I didn't take advantage of in my first year. For my job this past summer, I had to get my 'F' license, which means I can legally drive some 16-24 person vehicles like minibuses, limos and even ambulances.

WILLIAM

Political Studies

Visiting your professor during their office hours will help you in more ways than you can imagine. When I was in second grade, my very first career choice was to be a thief.

ZAID

Life Science

Just relax and don't stress out for much. Live in the moment instead of with the fear of future failure. Look to the future with positivity. Most importantly, be realistic. I've reached black belt, first dan, in Tae-Kwan-do.


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