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“非常谦逊”:T大学的学生和校友在虚拟的秋季毕业典礼上庆祝他们的同龄人

从左至右:欢迎密西沙加大学的阿姆纳·阿德南大使、圣埃勒玛大使. George and Devlin Grewal of U of T Scarborough.

With the lights on him and the camera rolling, Devlin Grewal recently 准备在AG真人的虚拟秋季大会上进行他的电影处女作.

起初,他无意中说出了自己的观点,然后他又进一步确定了自己的观点.

“我从来没有做过这样的事情,”格莱瓦尔在拍摄后承认. “这对我来说真的很新鲜,有点吓人,但也很有趣.”

斯卡伯勒大学综合生物学课程的最后一年学生, 格雷瓦尔走在镜头前,是为了迎接这场秀的真正明星——AG真人2021届毕业生——他们将收看这场秀 预先录制的秋季毕业典礼将在11月美国东部时间中午举行. 18.

与他一起出席的还有另外两位校园欢迎大使: Khaled Elemam她是圣路易斯大学生物信息学和计算生物学专业的学生. George campus; and Amna Adnan, a psychology major at U of T Mississauga.

艾勒玛也是26个将客串的分部大使之一 during the virtual ceremony 向犹他大学各学院、各学院和各校区的毕业生致敬. [See the full list here]

来自70个国家的5700多名学生将获得学位 in absentia this fall.

Grewal, 谁打算毕业后从事环保事业, 他说,在斯卡伯勒校园里,他感觉像在家里一样——距离山谷小道只有几步路,从胭脂公园开车几分钟.

“We have a really gorgeous campus,” he said. “人们更欣赏我们拥有的绿色空间——以及与自然的联系——因为你有这种小城市的良好融合, a little nature.”

Grewal moved to Toronto four years ago from Fiji, a country made up of more than 300 islands, 他最初梦想成为海洋生物学家的地方.

At U of T, he found a new passion: plants.

“Having grown up in Fiji, 环保行动一直是我生活中的重要组成部分, but given our reliance on marine systems, 我认为这是我的重点所在,” he said. “当我搬到加拿大,开始看到风景的多样性, as well as take some plant identification courses, it was like a whole new world had been revealed to me.”

To the Class of 2021, 格雷瓦尔说,尽管与COVID-19有关的不确定性,但看到他们达到了学术里程碑,令人鼓舞. 

“Honestly, 如果你能在流感大流行的时候从斯坦福大学毕业你就能在那之后做任何事,” he said.

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Faraz Alidina, 近东和中东文明系的四年级博士生, 和研究生院院长约书亚·巴克(Nick Iwanyshyn摄)

Faraz Alidina, 他是文学院近东和中东文明系的四年级博士生 & Science, 代表研究生院出席了虚拟典礼, appearing alongside Dean Joshua Barker.

Earlier this year, Alidina赢得了三校三分钟论文大赛他用不超过180秒的时间总结了他对13世纪波斯诗人法里德·阿尔丁·阿塔尔的研究.

他认为自己很荣幸能成为向即将开启人生新篇章的毕业班致敬的大使之一.

“这是COVID-19和集会的独特情况. 那些即将毕业的学生仍然有类似的毕业经历,这是非常好的,” he said. “成为其中的一员,成为其中的一天,我感到非常谦卑, for many people, they’ll remember for a long time.

“Given how long this [the pandemic] has gone on, 我认为当这些美好的时刻到来时,用一种安全和负责任的方式来庆祝是很重要的.”

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Alumna Samantha Cheung and Faculty of Applied Science & 工程学院院长叶兆祥(Nick Iwanyshyn摄)

Samantha Cheung, who completed her PhD in chemical engineering in May, 被选为应用科学系的代表 & Engineering. She now works for U of T biomaterials start-up ALT TEX该公司利用食物垃圾生产可持续的织物,以取代聚酯等合成材料.

“由于她的研究项目,她是一位伟大的大使, where she is now, 她在一家初创公司的工作——她参与的所有事情都真实地反映了我们学生经历的多样性,以及他们从从事工程以及成为这个社区的一部分中获得的东西,” said Christopher Yip, dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

For Cheung, 哈佛大学工程学院的亮点不是聚会,而是她在毕业路上结交的朋友. 她说:“我觉得这是工程最好的部分——人。. “那些能激励你的人,那些比你聪明还能教你的人.

“一路走来,我交了很多朋友,我们一起面对挑战.” 


以下是将在虚拟秋季大会活动中出现的学生大使的完整名单: 

Divisional ambassadors:

  • Faraz Alidina of the School of Graduate Studies
  • Terrence Amponsah of New College
  • Janelle Brady of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Samantha Cheung of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • Alin Condescu of U of T Scarborough
  • Prathit Dave of the Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Khaled Elemam of University College
  • Julian Gilmore of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Jennifer Hutter of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine
  • Mailey Jean Michel of Trinity College
  • Gillian Jiajing Shi of the Faculty of Information
  • Brenaven Kugamoorthy of the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Courtney-Brooke Laurie of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Elizabeth (Lily) Lawson of the John H. 丹尼尔斯建筑、景观和设计学院
  • Fang-Chi Li of the Faculty of Dentistry
  • Setareh Malekian Naeini of Woodsworth College
  • Anil Nair of the Faculty of Law
  • Yukei Ng of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
  • Idara Okon of St. Michael’s College
  • Aishwarya Patel of the Faculty of Music
  • Jessica Rapson of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
  • Rena Seeger of Victoria College
  • Annalicia Skeete of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  • Kaeliana Smoke of U of T Mississauga
  • Joshua Staynor of Innis College
  • Marcin Zegarmistrz of the Rotman School of Management

Welcome ambassadors:

  • Amna Adnan of U of T Mississauga
  • Khaled Elemam of U of T St. George*
  • Devlin Grewal of U of T Scarborough

*Khaled Elemam既是欢迎大使也是部门大使

 

 

 

 

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