Selina Chow: Canada’s Student of the Week

This week, we’re celebrating Selina Chow as Canada’s Student of the Week.

Selina is a senior at Havergal College in Toronto, whose interests outside of school include playing the violin and badminton, as well as doing humanitarian work for causes like battling cancer and dementia.

CampusRankings caught up with Selina to find out what inspires her work and how she spends her day-to-day.

If you’d like to be nominated for Student of the Week, please sign up to CampusRankings and create a profile — our mission is to recognize young people doing great things in their school, community, or otherwise.

EDUCATION

Where do you currently attend school?

Havergal College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

What is your favourite thing about your school?

The endless opportunities available for students to get involved in extra-curricular activities, whether it be sports teams, music ensembles, drama productions, or even bringing an idea of yours to life by setting up a new initiative!

Why do you enjoy using CampusRankings.com (or why should others use it)?

I love using [it], because it’s my one-stop that has everything I’m looking for about universities, programs, and more! It’s the most convenient resource out there for students, with everything at your fingertips just one click away.

What do you plan on studying at university and why?

Pre-medicine, because I am passionate about both science and helping people. What better way to pursue both of my passions than through medicine!

What’s your best study tip or habit you’d like to share?

Chunk out the work/studying you need to do for an assignment/test ahead of time by making a schedule. I find that by making and sticking to a study schedule, I feel more calm and prepared for tests.

EXPERIENCE

What are your main extra-curricular activities?

• Founder and Head, Dementia Awareness Program, Havergal College and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
• Head, Cancer Education Group, Havergal College
• Co-Founder and Head, Dignity For All Program, Havergal College and Crescent School
• Research Assistant, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

What motivates you to do these activities?

These are all causes close to my heart! I have always enjoyed helping others and I find it so rewarding to be able to offer my time and expertise to help someone achieve their goals, whether it be teaching a Syrian refugee English or helping an older adult with dementia to successfully perform a challenging task. I am also very passionate about raising awareness of these causes, as this enables us to better understand and support these individuals.

LIFE & CAREER

What’s your dream job?

Paediatrician.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I really like music, and I play piano, guitar, and violin – but I have to say that violin is by far my favourite! I love the instrument, and I especially enjoy playing in the orchestra. I also enjoy playing badminton, as I’ve been playing since I was 6 years old.

What music are you grooving to?

Contemporary Christian music.

Favourite movies & TV shows?

Despicable Me series.

Favourite travel destination?

The most magical place on Earth – Disney World!

Any upcoming travel plans?

Not yet.

What are three things you can’t live without?

My Bible, family, and food.

Favourite app right now?

Snapchat.

What’s your go-to website (other than CampusRankings)?

YouTube.

Who do you look up to?

My older brother, Ronald.

 

Remember, if you’d like to be nominated for Student of the Week, please sign up to CampusRankings and create a profile. Our mission is to recognize young people doing great things in their school, community, or otherwise, and the next Student of the Week could very well be you.

Dana Iskoldski

Dana Iskoldski

Dana Iskoldski is the Editor-At-Large at Student Life Network. Also CGP (Chief Guinea Pig) in her search for brilliant career advice.