Program of Study: Natural Resources Conservation
Country of Origin: Seoul, Korea
Why UBC Forestry?
Moving from Seoul, the first thing that really caught my eye here in Vancouver was the natural environment within and surrounding the city. I was totally dazzled by the grand size and the beauty of it. By the time I graduated from high school, I was deeply interested in pursuing career that deals with international environmental issues and natural resources. The Conservation program at UBC was ideal for me because Vancouver is a multicultural city and British Columbia in general provides diverse natural environments. UBC Forestry’s outstanding facilities, equipment and the award-winning Forest Sciences Centre were also important factors which affected my decision.
Thoughts on UBC and Vancouver
The highlight of my 1st year experience at UBC was the very first day of school, so called ‘Imagine UBC’. I met a lot of new friends and seniors in my faculty, and had a short tour around the school together. The professors and the faculty members were welcoming, and their speeches were inspiring. Among all of these delightful memories, the most amazing part of the day was the time all the new comers to UBC gathered in the Thunderbird Arena and celebrated the beginning of our new chapter of life. It was the moment people from more than 80 countries who widely vary in age united under the name of UBC.
As I mentioned earlier, I want to get involved in global environmental issues and make a positive contribution to the world. I am also considering becoming an educator so I can influence people’s thought and eventually help them become eco-friendly.