University of British Columbia

Cassandra Elphinstone

Dover Bay Secondary School
Nominated by: 
John Blain
Nominated in: 
2012
Program: 
Mathematics
Nanaimo, BC
Blog posts: 

The search for words

Spring 2015

That which cannot be put into words we usually call indescribable.

– by Cassandra Elphinstone • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

Shortly after this term began...

Spring 2015

Shortly after this term began, two of my climbing friends died after a 600m fall down the main couloir on Joffre Peak.

– by Cassandra Elphinstone • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

The Seasons

Winter 2014

This summer I was very lucky to have the opportunity to travel to Alexandra Fiord, Ellesmere Island (north of the magnetic north pole) to work as a

– by Cassandra Elphinstone • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

UBC; a place of mind and body

Spring 2014

UBC; a place of mind. I remember walking through campus a few months ago and for the first time really noticing UBC’s slogan.

– by Cassandra Elphinstone • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

This past summer I spent three months...

Fall 2013

This past summer I spent three months camping on a remote beach in Costa Rica studying the ecosystem there and teaching tourists about the nesting

– by Cassandra Elphinstone • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia
Cassandra Elphinstone

Profound Learning Opportunities come from People and Experiences

Spring 2013

In this first year at university I have learned more than I ever imagined I would.

– by Cassandra Elphinstone • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

UBC is an amazing place of imagination, beauty and learning

Fall 2012

I am gaining an amazing amount of knowledge from the many people and experiences that I have been exposed to in the last two months.

– by Cassandra Elphinstone • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

Q&A with
Cassandra
:

What STEM area are you studying starting in Fall 2012?

Science

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

By not wanting, there is calm and  the world will straighten itself.  When there is silence, one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself. - Verse 37, Tao

What is a little known fact about yourself?

I dream of someday having the skills and knowledge to live completely self sufficiently.

Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?

My passion for the outdoors and nature drives me to understand our world in a unique way that inspires others to protect our planet.