A lot to Me
My University Degrees
University of waterloo (2005):
-Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Department of Environment and Resource Studies
-Minor in Economics + Environmental Economics Option
University of waterloo (2011):
-Master of Environmental Studies, Department of Environment and Resource Studies
-certificate in university teaching
-Published sole author in academic journals, including Ecological Economics, one of the most highly cited environmental economic policy journals in the world:
Letter from Elizabeth Witmer, former Waterloo MPP and Deputy Premier of Ontario
My WCDSB High School
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School
455 University Ave W
The iconic mascot of my old high school is the Phoenix bird, a mythological allusion to Christ. It's also an inspiration to each one of us to rise even stronger and brighter after periods of adversary.
In these times of difficulty we all need to start engaging our inner Christ and our inner Phoenix.
My Resurrection Graduation Medals
Medals in Religion, English, Geography and History.
These were awarded at our Centre in the Square Convocation Ceremony in 2001, one month after 9/11 happened.
There's a Phoenix on each medal.
I believe I was the only one to receive more than one medal. But shout out to whoever managed to get the Math medal, it's worth 5x its weight in gold, I hear.
Resurrection also awarded me the Bishop's Award and Scholarship that night.
The plaques are for academic excellence in each previous year.
My WCDSB Elementary School
Monsignor William Gleason
155 Westwood Drive near Glasgow St
I was Valedictorian here.
Unfortunately it was recently bulldozed to make room for more suburbia. All that remains is this lonely little playground and swing set. It used to be the site of such fierce playground battles.
“The world has changed. I see it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost,
For none now live who remember it.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien