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Laurier Ambassador
Fifth-Year Concurrent Education and History
Erin, ON
vhaire@wlu.ca

My Favourite Quote:

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie

Three Facts about Me:

  • I have travelled as far north in Canada as Moosonee and had the opportunity to see the sites of the original Hudson Bay trading post which inspired the Hudson Bay Company. I have seen most of Northern Ontario on multiple occasions!
  • I was a Highland Dancer for 13 years, starting when I was 3 years old. I haven’t missed the Georgetown Highland Games since!
  • I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in Kindergarten. At that point I wanted to be a French teacher but now I want to teach secondary-level history.

Why did you choose Laurier?

I chose to come to Laurier Brantford primarily because of the small town feel it had. Coming from a small town myself, I was looking to immerse myself into a community rather than into the busy life of a larger style university! I understood that faculty-to-student ratios would be lower and there would be more of an opportunity to get involved and this was a really attractive quality in deciding on this campus!

Involvement on campus:

  • Volunteer for Laurier Students for Literacy
  • Volunteer for Recruitment and Admissions

Three Favourite Courses that I Have Taken at Laurier:

  • Museums and Monuments: Public History
  • Modern Europe: 1450-1789
  • History of Sea Power to 1914
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