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rboles@wlu.ca
Campus Ambassador
Third-Year Health Sciences
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Hey future Golden Hawk!

My name is Ramy Boles, and I'm originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I’m in my third year of Health Sciences at Laurier. I can easily remember the stress that comes with making the decision of where to go for university; however, I can confidently say I have never been happier with my decision to accept Laurier’s offer.

When people find out I'm from Winnipeg, they always ask me “Why Laurier?” Being born and raised in Egypt, I obviously wanted to get out of the cold as fast as I could, but that’s not the only reason! I remember the fear I had walking into university from a small-sized school but, after completing my first year here, Laurier changed my perspective on what university is said to be like. As potential future Golden Hawks, I can’t wait for you guys to see what I'm talking about!

One of the greatest features of this school is its perfect size. In my first year, I was in Waterloo College Hall residence and, while it was considered an off-campus residence, it only took five minutes to get to my classes. Residence living was where I made many of my friends and it also allowed me to get involved at Laurier through a variety of teams and committees. For example, I was a part of the Residence Athletic Council Basketball Team that captured the championship title in my first year at Laurier (Rock On Wildcats!). Even outside of residence life, there are a range clubs to join and become a part of.

Being in Health Sciences, I was drawn towards the Health Sciences Students’ Association Cares Organization (HSSA Cares), and became one of its first-year representatives. Regardless of your interests, you are bound to find a club or group that you are drawn to and, if not, it’s just as easy to start your own. My friend in third year realized there was no Origami Club and, in less than two months, he started up his own!
The best way to sum this school up in one word would be opportunity: opportunity to get involved, opportunity to meet incredible people with different backgrounds and opportunity to grow in a school that fosters academic excellence while remembering that learning is nothing without enjoyment.

There isn’t a day where I wake up at Laurier not looking forward to doing something, be it tossing a disk on Alumni Field with friends, Hawk Weekend (residence vs. residence competitions), going to play pick-up basketball at the Athletic Complex, or Wing Night at Wilf’s (Laurier’s on-campus restaurant and bar). I never imagined I would be counting down the days until summer ends each year. I'm more excited than ever to start my next year at Laurier.

Best of luck in making your decision, and I hope to see you all on campus!

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