Third-year Kinesiology student Leona Chan is a BC native who’s zest for life is contagious. I attended elementary school with her and only recently reconnected. While I attended an international school in China, Leona attended public school in Richmond. We were both pleasantly surprised by how well we could connect despite our very different upbringings. Goes to show that the old nature vs. nurture debate is far from over!
Hometown: Richmond, BC
Favourite place on campus: The Rose Garden
Why UBC: It has a world-renowned program for Kinesiology
What made you choose your major: My interest in health and the human body.
Favourite class you’ve taken so far: Kin 230
Goals this year: To maintain an A+ average across all my courses.
One word you’d use to describe the BirdCoop: home
Song that always gets you pumped for working out: Arcade- Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike
Thing you are most looking forward to this semester: Winter Break
Favourite food: chicken
Place you want to travel to next: Toronto
Go-to outfit for class: UBC Hoodie, leggings, and white Reebok sneakers
Advice for your freshman self: Manage your time wisely and prioritize.
Quote you guide your life by: “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” -Leo Tolstoy
Who would you like to invite to dinner, dead or alive: Audrey Hepburn