Youthink PS

Spring 2020

Youthink PS is Western Canada¹s post secondary resource guide for high school students planning on attending university, college or other Canadian post secondary institutions and is distributed to 400 high schools across BC and Alberta.

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YOUTHINK.CA 14 YOUTHINK PS > SPRING 2020 T he life of a university student is hectic enough. The amount of studying, reading and writing that's required can be over - whelming — especially when making the transition from high school. Considering this, it's easy to see why there are students who don't prioritize getting involved in their campus community. But many more will attest that, busy though they may be, their post-secondary life just wouldn't be complete without extracurricular clubs and activities. Youthink PS spoke with three UBC students actively involved on campus to see why. Youthink: What are some of the benefits of getting involved on campus? Wil Longard (philosophy major and UBC recreational sports team member): "To be honest, I didn't know what involvement was before I got to university. But when I got to UBC, some friends asked me to play campus-organized futsal [indoor football] and volleyball with them. I loved it. I started to take on more leadership roles. I got out of my comfort zone and learned so much from it — things that I couldn't have learned in my classes alone. I realize now that university is so much more about the people you meet than it is about the piece of paper you get at the end of it all." Nirel Marofsky (psychology major, founder of campus health and nutrition group VegUBC): "University is super time-consuming, to the point where you can forget to take time for you. Being a part of this community that gets students excited about eating healthy foods is great for my own well-be - ing. Being involved provides an almost family-like community where I feel included and a part of something important. It's also great for networking, which can open doors to future career opportunities." Sepideh Khazei (honours history major, campus theatre actress): "Getting involved in acting was a completely new experience for me. University is a great time to try new things that you would never consider doing otherwise. It helped me develop skills I would have never picked up in class. And it actually helped me manage my time better! With more commitments on my plate, I knew I had to stay on top of things, and was even more on top of my school work because of it." • Extracurricular activities enrich post-secondary life. BY ALIYA DOSSA GET INVOLVED University of Victoria PO Box 1700 STN CSC Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 250-721-8576 Health information science bridges the worlds of healthcare, management and technology. Our graduates work in health information management, hospitals, health research and community wellness, with starting salaries generally above $55,000. Many of our students have job offers before they even graduate. Health information science includes developing and managing the latest information technologies effectively within healthcare organizations. We pride ourselves on being one of the first health informatics programs in the world. Our graduates experience virtually 100% employment. You will study with internationally-renowned faculty members in small classes where you will receive the type of instruction you need to thrive. Our students participate in the world-class University of Victoria Co-operative Education program. This gives you a chance to test drive career options. We offer: BSc in Health Information Science For students interested in using their people skills to help those in healthcare better use information technologies. BSc Combined Major in Computer Science and Health Information Science For students interested in the more technical aspects of healthcare information systems. UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA - SCHOOL OF HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE

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