Who was your favourite Professor at UofT?
Professor McCabe who taught Construction Management
What do you currently do for a living?
Assistant Project Manager at Mattamy Homes. – I help plan, budget, oversee, and problem solve throughout the construction process of high rise buildings. My job is to ensure the projects are completed in a timely, high quality and efficient manner. I have been exposed to many aspects of the construction business since the start of my career, including on-site work as an assistant construction superintendent. It is a blessing to be working with phenomenal people who really care about what they do.
Did you go to Frosh in your first year? If yes, what was your favourite part?
Yes, I did go to my Frosh Week! DO NOT miss Frosh week! It will be a time to remember!
Do you have any advice to first years on how to get the best out of SkuleTM? What are some things you would tell your first-year self if given the chance?
Don’t forget that school work isn’t the full experience. Join a club! Work together! You will realise that it will be very difficult without others suffering with you ;). Helping others will end up helping you too. Marks are important, but the process of learning and how you get through it is even more important! Over your undergrad, the most important things you’ll gain, is from the people you meet along the way.
Don’t let the change in atmosphere drag you down. Don’t let your surroundings intimidate you. Remember that everyone around you is in the same boat as you. Stay afloat together!
Are there any clubs you would recommend to first years?
I am biased, but I would definitely recommend Concrete Canoe! Can’t go wrong with building something that floats (or sinks) with concrete and then race them! No matter what discipline you are, there is alway something related to your speciality that you can contribute to Concrete Canoe. It is always a great feeling building something with a great team and seeing something you helped build actually work!
What is your favourite memory from UofT?
There are many crazy and enjoyable things that happened during my years at UofT. It is hard to pick just one favorite, since all of what I have experienced contributed to who I am. I would say the most memorable time would be survey camp during the summer between 2nd and 3rd year. Two weeks away from home and stuck with your classmates is definitely an experience to remember (Now not sure if it is in a bad or good way). It was a lot of hard work, but making the best out of our two weeks together really made it a great time to look back at.
Are there any life mottos or quotes to live by?
“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way… Therefore, it’s so important to consider this question: “What do I desire?”” – Alan Watts