Humans of UTM

First year, CCIT

“How long have you been playing the piano?”

“For about a year. I’ve been playing the guitar for five years and last year I was kinda like, ‘I want to learn to play the piano’. So I taught myself.”

“What sparked your interest in playing instruments?”

“It really calms me down, especially now that I’m in university with so many assignments and midterms, this is a nice way to escape all the stress and stimulate my brain at the same time.”



Humans of UTM

Fourth Year, Theatre and Drama Studies

“I’m rehearsing a play right now that’s going up next semester.”

“What’s the play about?“

“It’s called Picnic. It’s about a town in Kansas. In it, there’s this family: a mother and her two daughters. The oldest daughter is about to get engaged to this guy she’s been seeing until one of his old school friends shows up and she falls madly in love with him.”



Humans of UTM

Third Year, CTEP, Major in Math and Double minor in Chemistry and Linguistics

 “Do you like collecting anything?“

“Yes! I have an obsession with collecting earrings. I’ve been collecting them for about 8 years.”

“Why do you collect them?”

“I wasn’t allowed to get them pierced when I was younger, so when I was finally allowed, I kinda went crazy.”

“Do you have a favourite pair?“

“My favourite pair have to be these Christmas ones that light up.”



Humans of UTM

Fourth Year, Accounting

“Why did you choose that program?”

“Back in high school, my parents talked about how I should study something that I can realistically get a career out of. I would have been in Professional Writing but since Grade 11, I took commerce and management courses.

It goes beyond numbers. Once you go through the statements, you give an opinion to companies on them and you get paid for it. I like learning all these things but I don’t like being tested on it. I am not really happy with it but I’ve grown used to it. I will be happy once I am able to apply all the knowledge.

I know I would be happier doing professional writing because I know I am good at it, but I am okay with what I am studying. I have met a lot of great people.“