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#tourguidethoughts: Katie

Posted: Monday, March 5, 2018 - 15:14

Katherine Lewis with GryphName: Katie Lewis

Program: Bachelor of Science, Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Minoring in Math

Tour Guide Year: 1st






Coolest thing about your program?

Coolest thing about my program is that in the winter of your third-year, you can spend one semester at Seneca College, taking lab focused courses in their laboratory technician program. It also offers co-op, which is awesome!

What prompted you to become a tour guide?

I just really love the vibe of this campus and wanted to share that with incoming students. The goal of this year is to influence at least one person to come to U of G.

What is the best thing you’ve experienced while being a tour guide? Or, what is your favourite thing about being a tour guide?

I love giving incoming students/athletes tours because I work in the athletics department, and I try to stay as involved with athletics as possible. I also love parents who try really hard to embarrass their kids while on the tour because it reminds me of when I did my campus tour with my own parents.

BEST spot on campus? Why?

Super nerdy, but there’s this one room in the Summerlee Science Complex that has a couple NMR’s in it (cool chemistry instruments) and it was really exciting when I was trained on them; so I hold that close to my heart. Or, the student lounge in the Athletic Centre!

Why should students come for a tour?

Students should come for a tour because you absolutely cannot understand the vibe and energy of U of G just from online. We have a campus that’s really special to be on and I find students always see that when they come for a tour!

Any advice to incoming students (or their families)?

Look at every school because you are going to have to live in that city/attend that school for the next four years and it’s important to find somewhere that really fits. Also, don’t be shy to ask questions on your tour! Good luck Future Gryphons!

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