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enawaz@wlu.ca 
Campus Ambassador
Fourth Year Health Sciences
Mississauga, Ontario

Hey future Golden Hawks!

First off, I want to welcome you all to Laurier and introduce myself. My name is Emin Nawaz and I am a fourth year Health Sciences student with a minor in Psychology, Biology and Chemistry. I remember it wasn’t too long ago when I was making my decision about which university to attend, and I completely understand the worries that come with it. So, I want to congratulate you all on beginning the stages of pursuing your postsecondary education, and considering Wilfrid Laurier University as an option! Choosing Laurier was the greatest decision I could have made for myself, and I am so excited about the prospects of you choosing it as well!

Being the youngest one of my tight- knit family meant that choosing a university to call my new home was going to be tough. I was almost sure that I would stick to a local university around Mississauga, but wanted to keep my options open. For that reason, I decided to give Laurier a try and came for a tour with my mom. Something that I have always been passionate about is extracurricular activities and getting involved in my community. I knew that I wanted to go to a university that would provide me with a well-rounded experience both in and out of the classroom. It was during that tour I realized that Laurier was that perfect fit for me, and was going to be the place I called my home away from home.

Coming into first year, I was very eager to make friends and get as involved as possible. Laurier made both those things very easy. I lived in Waterloo College Hall Residence in first year and joined the residence House Council as a Community Representative. I also wanted to become more involved within the faculty of Science, and was a member of the Psychology Society, Society for Undergraduate Research and Outreach, and the Health Sciences Students’ Association. In the past few years I have been involved with the LOCUS (Laurier Off-Campus University Students) program, which is a virtual residence for students who do not live in residence. I was a don, and went on to become the Executive of Training and Development. These incredible opportunities have led me to meet amazing people who inspire me and become part of a school environment where I feel I belong.

The spirit and sense of community at Laurier is something you feel the moment you become a part of the Golden Hawk family. Making this decision is not an easy one, which is why I would recommend following your instincts and passions. See where you can imagine yourself pursuing your dreams, making friends, and growing into the best version of you. Those instincts of mine led me to Laurier, and I could not be prouder to call this university my home.

I want to wish you the best of luck with your decision and journey. Feel free to contact me for anything, I absolutely love meeting new people and talking about Laurier. Hope to see you on campus!

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