Spring 2014

Qadeem Salehmohamed

Schulich Leader at University of Alberta

At this point in my university career, the semesters are starting to blend together – passing too fast, with too much going on to really feel the passing time. Nowadays, I am learning more than ever, and at a rate faster than ever before; it’s a good feeling.

In addition, my extra-curricular life has been developing at an equally fast pace. Having just completed a successful year as an OC in Lister Residence, (I really feel like I made a positive impact there,) I have been elected as the Vice President of Kelsey Hall. This means that I will be a representative of around 400 residents who make up Kelsey Hall for the 2014-2015 year. This is a huge step up for me, and without doubt, next year will be very challenging. Nonetheless, I am really looking forward to when my term begins in August.

However, before that all happens, I have about three months of summer break… Three months to prepare myself for what will likely be one of the most challenging years of my career. I like to spend these breaks back home in Vancouver. It’s definitely lonely, and I miss my friends a lot, but the solitude allows me to focus on my personal development. It allows me to stay ahead of the curve and ensure that next year will be as successful as this year was.