Richmond Hill, Ontario
Graduating with a Master of Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Policy from University of Michigan-Dearborn, under the joint MA/MPP program
How did you pick your major of study, and why did you choose the University of Windsor?
Discovered an interest in international politics during first year of university, and University of Windsor had good faculty (Dr. Tom Najem, Dr. Andrew Richter, Dr. Abdel Sidahmed, Professor Michael Bell), good course selection and good financial incentives.
What were your expectations of university? Has the University of Windsor met those expectations?
To become more competitive in the intellectual marketplace. Only time will tell if those expectations have been met.
What would you say is the most important thing you have learned at university: about yourself, about other people, about your field of study, or about the world?
People are first and foremost rational actors. Basing your own understanding of the world on this assumption is a cognitive heuristic most people would do well to assimilate.
What would you say has been the most memorable part of your UWindsor experience?
The cafeteria lunch ladies can be your best friends or your worst enemies.
Please tell us why you are proud to be part of the University of Windsor’s graduating class of 2011.
For such a centrally located university in terms of the North American continent, this is the beginning of a proud future for the University of Windsor.
Did you have a course, professor or classmate who inspired you?
Professor Michael Bell's former ambassadorial postings abroad in the Middle East gave him extraordinary life experiences which he was more than willing to share with the class. His stories about the world beyond the university inspired me to see the world beyond the university campus.
What are your plans following graduation?
Looking for a job.