For Graham Black, it was third time lucky when he chose to enter the Addictions Counselling program. Now in his third year, Graham knows he chose the right field.

Meet Graham | Approachable. Loving. Thoughtful.
Program: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Addictions Counselling

Why did you choose ULethbridge?
I chose the University of Lethbridge because some friends had gone here, including my sister who is now a Librarian here. The Addictions Counselling program is also unique, and I wanted to learn something important. 

Did you know what you wanted to study before you came to ULethbridge?
This is my third attempt at University, the first two didn't work out because I was unsure of my major and just guessed. This time, I was confident this was the field for me and three years in, I still feel that way. 

How have your professors impacted your education?
The profs in the Addictions Counselling program are some of the most kind and dedicated people I've met at the Uni. They care about the students and are active in giving them support. They've helped me establish community here on campus, and I'm grateful for them.

They've also guided my learning, challenged my assumptions and biases, and encouraged me when I was too hard on myself.

What is your most memorable ULethbridge experience?
So far, my most memorable experience is the class I took on trauma. It was so powerful to learn more about the way it is stored in the body and affects us years later. It was also powerful to learn how to help facilitate healing from trauma. 

In your free time, what do you like to do?
I love Dungeons and Dragons nights with my friends, playing guitar, and hanging out with my dog, Jenny. She's the love of my life.

What are your hopes/plans for the future?
I'm hoping to get my master's in counselling, and eventually manage my own private practice. Whatever I end up doing, however, I'd like to make a positive impact on my community. 

What advice would you give to those about to begin their journey at ULethbridge?
Ask lots of questions. Never be ashamed of your questions. Questions are your best friend.