A Year in the Life of Logo
Hi, I’m Logo.
Welcome to my third year at McMaster.
When I was a child I was, and I still am, curious about why nature works the way it does. So I chose to study Biochemistry at McMaster. I also wanted to go to a school that had lots of opportunities for me to learn new things and apply them — both within and outside of the scientific field.
I joined the Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization (BDC) program here at McMaster. I am a part of the third BDC class ever, so I am excited to become an early example of the successes that graduates of this program can achieve.
This also means there will be a lot of time spent studying in the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC)!
I appreciate the support I have received
I received the Douglas and Beverly Coleman Bursary earlier this year. If I could personally, I would tell Mr. and Mrs. Coleman how much I appreciate their financial support of my studies. I’m glad I had the opportunity to thank their son.
McMaster has a great sense of community
I love McMaster because of the sense of community I can build here. In my opinion, our sense of community comes from our different origins, points of views and goals.
Fun Fact: I listen to more funk music than the average person in my spare time. Maybe I’ll grab a related poster?
I'm in my third year
but I'm still just as surprised when the semester goes by as quickly as it does! This fall has been great. I've set into a good routine - going to class, to labs, and exercising when I have extra time.
I had a great time being a part of McMaster's Fall Preview for prospective students.
This fall we began a class project for my lab inquiry course. We're using E. coli bacteria to grow a protein called tissue transglutaminase (tG2).
Cell culture in cell shaker
The protein has several functions in the human body. A wide range of ailments, such as Celiac's disease and Alzheimer's disease have been linked to this protein not functioning correctly. I'm having lots of fun with this project, and it is helping me to get a taste of what it is like to work in a lab.
My favourite place
One of my favourite places on campus is our on-campus gym - The Pulse. The University has improved the facility since last year by rearranging the machines. Now, more gym-goers can do the exercises they want at any given time. This has been great for my schedule!
I've had the privilege of being lectured by some of McMaster's most brilliant, dedicated researchers and educators. This last week in one of my classes we ended a series of lectures by Dr. Matthew Miller on virology. In another one of my courses we have also heard guest lectures from eight noted McMaster researchers - seven from the Department of Biochemistry and one from the DeGroote school of business.
for the learning opportunities that are available to me at Mac. I'm grateful to McMaster donors who help to make this possible as well! It was great to see maroon tags on so many area of campus supported by donors. What a great way to thank donors on National Philanthropy Day!
I'm learning so much from Mac alumni
In January, I started working for McMaster’s Annual Fund as a student caller, to help raise dollars for 1,400 funds that support the clubs, scholarships, bursaries, buildings and research that make this place among the top 100 universities in the world to learn.
I’m already learning so much from Mac alumni I’ve talked to. Alumni we speak to often have advice about how to prepare for life after Mac. I’m grateful for the chance to learn from them, and I’m also grateful for the fact that I get to witness their generosity towards Mac and its students so often.
McMaster has given me so many tools to help me achieve success after I leave here. The great thing about the Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization program is that it trains me to recognize a huge range of opportunities and interdisciplinary skills. I know that when I leave McMaster and truly become a part of the world, I’ll be prepared. I hope one day I will be working somewhere in the biomedical sector, either in a research or management role. But I know I should keep my options open and recognize great opportunities when they reveal themselves to me!
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