Shining Student Amy Henrickson (BSc Co-op '17) chose to pursue her grad studies at ULethbridge as she was interested in the work of one of our new professors and excited to learn in the Science Commons.

Look at university as a fresh start. You get to leave high school behind and become the person you want.

Meet Amy | Motivated. Engaging. Curious.
Program: PhD | Major: Biomolecular Science

Why did you choose ULethbridge?

I originally came to ULethbridge in 2013 for my undergraduate studies. I was attracted by the small class sizes and the opportunities available to undergraduate students in the lab. After graduating, I was looking into a master's program. This happened to be when Dr. Borries Demeler started teaching at the U of L in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. I was interested in his work and excited about the new Science Commons building and the opportunities it created.

Please tell us about your work-integrated learning experiences at ULethbridge?

During my undergraduate degrees, I completed four co-op work terms at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Haig Clinic. These opportunities allowed me to meet a diverse group of researchers and experts. In co-op, I had more autonomy over my experiments, which helped to increase my research interest.

What has been your most memorable ULethbridge experience?

My most memorable ULethbridge experience is moving into residence and meeting my roommates. It was very exciting moving out for the first time and made even better by the people I have lived with and met through school.

What is the most important lesson you have learned so far at ULethbridge?

Everyone is willing to help, but you need to find the courage to ask first.

Is there anything you wish you knew in your first semester that you know now?

Getting a bad grade or having a lousy semester is not the end of the world or your academic career. Each person is different so try many study techniques until you find one that works for you.

What advice would you give to those about to begin their ULethbridge journey?

Look at university as a fresh start. You get to leave high school behind and become the person you want. You get more autonomy over your choices and the opportunity to make new friends and try new activities. Take these opportunities to become the person you want to be.

Favourite class: Animal Physiology

Favourite social activity at ULethbridge: Going for perogies at the pub across the street

Favourite place to study: Quiet section of the library

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