Meet Amy Leedham…
Program: Arts, Bachelor of Science (Physical Anthropology, Minor in Archaeology)
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Best piece of advice for incoming students:
Meet someone new in each of your classes. You’ll enjoy your lectures much more, and what better way to find a study buddy and someone with common interests? Also, utilize all of the resources you can on campus. There are some amazing resources, such as the free workshops offered by the Student Success Centre, more commonly known as the SSC, which can be especially helpful during midterms and finals.
Favourite space on campus:
The Atrium, inside of the Administration building. It has the perfect amount of light for studying, as well as comfortable seating. Not to mention, it’s fairly central on campus, making it easier to get to classes.
Fondest UofC memory:
In my last lecture of my intro ANTH201 Lecture with Brian Keating, he told us something that I’ve heard few professors rarely say. He told us to find what we are passionate about and, no matter what that passion is, find a way to make a difference in our world with that passion. Having the privilege to learn from a man who has already done so much in the world of conservation was a huge opportunity in itself, and it shows what great professors the University has to offer.
Why Amy loves OWEEK!
Over the course of OWeek, I met some great people, and the energy that is created by all the new students ready to learn and begin the next step in their education is truly astounding. It’s fantastic to meet so many people with so many interests, yet still find people who can relate to you. Also, during OWeek, I managed to find new ways to get to my classes, and really explore the campus, making my first week of classes much easier.