There are many lessons to be learned at university both inside and outside of the classroom. During my time at Ryerson University, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the Co-op program, which is designed for students to receive work experience in their respective field.
I’d heard so many great things about the program, however, I still wasn’t convinced. “Co-op can’t be that life changing,” was what I told myself in my second year. Boy, was I ever wrong.
There’s nothing like family traditions and for many, building a gingerbread house together is a special part of the holiday season.
“We’ve been coming here every year for 12 years to do this with all our grandchildren,” said Leslie Polson. “They look forward to it, they start talking about it about a month before, ‘gingerbread, gingerbread, gingerbread.'”
Her four-year-old grandson, Archie, agreed, "It’s so fun!”
I can’t accurately describe who I am without talking about sports. Soccer has played such an important role in my life, and is more than just a hobby. For me, soccer has been formative – it has shaped my character, exposed me to new experiences, and opened doors to numerous opportunities.
Like most kids, I started playing soccer at a young age because my parents simply signed me up; and I enjoyed it, so I continued to play for fun, every summer from the age of four. When I was ten, I joined the Ajax United Magic, which was a highly competitive team.