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Campus Ambassador
Fourth-Year Health Science
Waterloo, Ontario

Hey future Golden Hawks.

My name’s Eric Armstrong and I’m a fourth-year Health Science major with a minor in Chemistry. It wasn’t very long ago that I was trying to decide which program I wanted to spend the next four years pursuing, so I know how scary the whole process can be. Fortunately, there’s no better environment to make you feel as comfortable as possible than Wilfrid Laurier University. Being from a small high school, Laurier’s cozy campus (about one square block) made that transition to university very easy for me.

As a local student, one of my main worries was that I was going to be missing out on the university experience by not staying in residence. Fortunately, Laurier Off Campus University Students (LOCUS) had me covered! By grouping me with other off-campus first-year students and participating in O-Week activities with on-campus and off-campus students alike, I was able to fully immerse myself in the first-year experience and meet some of my now-closest friends. Being a pretty shy guy, I didn’t join a whole lot in first year, but by now I’ve participated in soccer intramurals in almost every semester (even though I’ve never played soccer before in my life), joined several clubs (Laurier Cares About Health and The Laurier Red Cross Society to name a few), became an executive member of Laurier’s forefront mental health club, Bridging the Gap, and volunteered in fields of research that I didn’t even know existed before coming to Laurier.

I feel so fortunate to be able to represent this amazing school and can’t wait to meet all of you future Golden Hawks!


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