[X-ray: Vol. 1, Ed. 3]
The Campus Life office leads the planning and organizing of UBC's annual Create: New Student Orientation in September. With an annual entrance class over 2 000, the student population is very diverse on campus. All members of the campus community have an interesting story to share and tell. To share the stories of current students to the campus community, The X-Ray takes a closer look at some of the newest members to our campus (any student on campus less than one year - e.g., transfer, grad, direct from high school, mature, etc). It tries to break through the noise to tell some of the interesting stories and experiences amongst the 8 000 students in our campus community. Let's see who is at UBC and in Kelowna!
This edition of The X-Ray is about a first year sciences student, Earl Escarcha. He provides an update about his UBC experience on a regular basis through the Student Life Blog (news.ok.ubc.ca/students). A look behind-the-scenes at UBC to see who is helping their newest peers on campus succeed!
Name: Earl Escarcha
From: Vancouver, BC
High school: Windsor Secondary School
Faculty: Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Favorite store in Kelowna: Walmart
Favorite place in Kelowna: City Park (easily accessible from campus by taking the 97x Express transit route to Queensway transit terminal)
Favorite study spot on campus: EME, or the Library student rooms
Favorite course: CHEM 123: Physical and Organic Chemistry & BIOL 125: Biology for Science Majors
One outrageously cool word to describe UBC and/or our campus: Diversity
One tip about studying: Try your best to understand concepts rather than memorizing course content.
What you plan to do after you graduate: Ultimately, move to nursing so I can work at BC Children's Hospital as a neonatal nurse. Before this, I hope to teach English in Japan.
Have you traveled: Yes.
Recent location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Something few know about you: I have a large J-Pop and K-Pop CD collection at home. Over 50 CDs!
Why contribute to the Student Life blog: It's nice to share my perspective of UBC and our campus to others. I hope other students will join me by sharing their perspective!
What motivated you: When I was in highschool, I was very clueless about the university experience. Hopefully, by writing for the Student Life blog, other students who attend UBC in the future can learn about the UBC student experience through my posts.
How did you find out about this involvement activity: I was interested in writing a blog for UBC so I contacted the Campus Life staff. We discussed how the blog posts would work, and now, here I am!
Thank you for taking a minute to read this edition of The X-Ray!
Would you like to be featured or have a question? Contact Adam Goodwin in Campus Life (firstname.lastname@example.org, @adam13goodwin, 250.807.9216, or UNC 329).
Responses may have been edited and/or slightly altered for clarity, and/or length. Students featured are selected randomly from those who contact our office and/or have involvement in Campus Life's programs.