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HC UBC Profile: Leona Chan

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!

Name: Leona

Year: Third

Major: Kinesiology

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 

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