The Executive Orientation team is a group of dedicated students in charge of the planning and overseeing of Orientation Week and the weeks leading up to it. We are all active members of the Vic community and are so so incredibly excited to meet YOU!

We wear pink shirts during the week so please come say hello, ask us all the questions you have and scream your favourite cheers at us! 


Ali Kehl, co-Chair

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What are you studying? English, Literature & Critical Theory and, Buddhism Psychology & Mental Health
Star Sign? Libra (obviously) 
Favourite Orientation Event? Scarlet and Gold

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? Wonderland, of course! Get it…(Ali) in Wonderland!!

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot? My outdoor office!!!

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? A Youtuber who gives tours around Lindsay, Ontario and food reviews of Harvey’s/Swiss Chalet!!

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? Regression to the Mean

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?     

 Best: Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion; every day that you are alive is a special occasion!!

Worst: Don’t worry, just marry rich!


Christina, co-Chair

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What are you studying? In addition to working full-time here at Vic as your Campus Life Coordinator, I am also studying part-time to obtain a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Social Justice Education here at UofT (OISE).

Star Sign: Virgo

Favourite Orientation Event: This will be my first orientation here at Victoria so I can’t wait to discover what my favourite event will be!

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? The Burrow (Weasley Residence)

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot? The Cat’s Eye

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? I would teach arts education and media literacy to youth in The Bahamas (my home country).

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? Toronto 4.0

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?       

Best: Never be afraid to ask for help and be vulnerable (in all aspects of your life!). 

Worst: To simply focus on academics, getting involved within the campus and Toronto community is a great way to actually enhance your experience.

 


What are you studying: Ethics, Society & Law, Bioethics, Equity Studies and Political Science

Star Sign: Cancer

Favourite Orientation Event: Scarlet and Gold

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? Hogwarts 

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot? The bench by EJ Pratt Library that overlooks the Pearson Peace Garden and Old Vic 

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? Clinical Bioethicist or Premier of Ontario

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? Goodbyes and Hellos

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?      

Best: Kindness, grace and compassion go a long way

Worst: That you can't recover from a bad year (you can recover from anything, trust me)

 

Zoe Ritchie

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BerEnice Alvarez

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What are you studying: Political Science and Sociology

Star Sign: Cancer

Favourite Orientation Event: Board Games Night!

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? The Land of the Dead in “Coco” to hear Héctor play Remember Me live!!

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot? The Cat’s Eye!!

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? A Makeup Artist/Social Media Influencer!

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? Livin my Best Life!

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?

Best: If you wait until you feel like it to do it, you’ll never do it.

Worst: If you can’t stop thinking about it, buy it! [This is not a sustainable way to live!]


What are you studying: Ethics, Society, & Law and Criminology Majors, Equity Studies Minor

Star Sign: Leo

Favourite Orientation Event: Traditional Ceremonies

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? Jelly World (from Neopets)

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot?  Caffiends

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? A ballet teacher

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? All About Love (thank you, bell hooks)

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?       

Best: There are always a million different ways to get to where you’re going, even if it feels like there’s only one.

Worst: You should watch Donnie Darko.

 

Jayde Jones

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AShley Meehan

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What are you studying: Book and Media Studies, Sociology, Creative Expressions in Society

Star Sign: Cancer ♋️ (mess with crab-o, you get stab-o)

Favourite Orientation Event: Karaoke

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? The world of Avatar the Last Airbender! (I’d be a waterbender!)

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot? The Lester B. Peace Garden

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? A personal stylist

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? Putting On My Big Girl Pants

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?       

Best: Leave footprints of love and kindness wherever you go                       

Worst: “Choose a career that pays well” (not true, you should love what you do)


What are you studying: Literature and Critical Theory & Cognitive Science

Star Sign: Cancer

Favourite Orientation Event: Parallel Programming

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? Bikini Bottom

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot? The Cat’s Eye

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? Writer idk

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? Jeez

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?     

 Best: If you look for a meaning, you’ll miss everything that happens.         

 Worst: Aim to please others.

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Zach Spataro

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Aloysius wong

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What are you studying: Peace, Conflict and Justice Specialist w/ minors in Comp Sci and Creative Expression and Society

Star Sign: Capricorn

Favourite Orientation Event: Comm-O!

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? The Watchtower

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot? Wendy Cecil Atrium

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? A poet

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? God’s plan (starts playing)

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?       

Best: There are two types of people in the world: the givers and the takers.  The takers eat well, but the givers sleep well.

Worst: Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.


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KATIE COHEN 

What are you studying? Peace, Conflict & Justice and Criminology

Star Sign: Triple Virgo

Favourite Orientation Event: The parade!

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? Bob’s Burgers Restaurant

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot?: Nelles Common Room

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? Restaurant Owner

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? TBD

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?

Best: Trust yourself, trust the universe.

Worst: If you ever get arrested, use your one phone call to call the police station and pretend to be the police chief and tell them to let you go.


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Alexa Ballis 

What are you studying: Double major in English and Political Science, and a minor in Creative Expression & Society

Star Sign: Leo

Favourite Orientation Event: Orientation Plays or Scarlet and Gold!!!

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? Hogwarts or Camp Half-Blood

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot?  Emmanuel College Library, but you’ll probably find me in Ned’s  

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? A novelist  

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life?  The odds are (mostly) in your favour

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?

Best: “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” — J. K. Rowling

Worst: Naps are for babies


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DEVON WILSON

What are you studying: Physiology and Ethics, Society & Law Majors

Star Sign: Aries ♈

Favourite Orientation Event: The parade!!

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? Where they grow the peaches in Call Me By Your Name

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot? The stage of the Bader

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? A doctor, or maybe a lawyer

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? Wow! Yikes! Cheers!

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?

 Best: Give it a good try, that’s all you can do. Also tell people how you feel!

Worst: double majors are stupid, just pick! lmao

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CYNTHIA WONG

What are you studying: Neuroscience and Biochemistry

Star Sign: Libra

Favourite Orientation Event: Scavenger hunt!

If you could visit any fictional place where would you go? Naruto’s Ninja World

Now to real places, what is your fav. Vic spot? Anywhere that is sunny and has grass

If all jobs paid the same with the same hours what would you be? Nature photography, except I’m really bad at taking photos

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? Doing laundry

What is the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received? Best: Don’t run with sharp objects

Worst: Just forget about it


SEE YOU @ PLANET VIC