Amira first came to UBC Future Global Leaders as a student when she was 15 years old. Born and raised in Ottawa, she was keen to figure out how university life works and to see what it was like living away from home.
Three years later, Amira came back to Future Global Leaders as a student monitor. “I was just really interested in providing the same experience for the students that I had,” she says. Amira noticed right away that the program has grown in leaps and bounds since she was a student. “There are so many more students than when I was in the program. Everyone finds their own friend group.”
Now entering her second year of university majoring in global business and digital arts, Amira credits her experience as a student and monitor for helping her find her path at university. “I think a lot of the skills I’ve learned, such as patience and managing a large group of students, will help me. I have an understanding of how I work as a person with other people. [Being a monitor] definitely helped me get those skills for my future.”
Best memory as a Student Live in Monitor for Future Global Leader 2018:
“I really enjoyed going to the Richmond Night Market. It’s very exciting for the students. There’s lots of food, music and atmosphere. We go as one big group which is really nice as they get to know everyone.”