Find Your Pulse


University Panel


Kim Wong

McMaster Health Sciences

 Kimberly Wong is a second year student in McMaster's Honours Bachelor of Health Science (Hons. BHSc) program, taking courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, Epidemiology and Biochem. Though heavily involved in her course of study, she encourages breadth of experience and learning outside the classroom. She competes on the McMaster Varsity Cheerleading team, as well as volunteering through the Athletic Department.

     Medical school is a widely discussed topic in science programs, with facts and anecdotal experiences often having negative effects on possible applicants. Through Project Pulse, Kimberly hopes to prompt students to educate themselves about the admission process and overall experience, hopefully resulting in a better understanding of what it all entails.

Lauren Chan

Queen's QUARMS program

Lauren Chan is a one of ten first-year students at Queen’s University enrolled in the Accelerated Route to Medical School program, currently studying science. She has always been interested in both science and healthcare and believes that being well informed about various career options is extremely important. Last year, she was a participant in the Sanofi BioGENEius competition and had the opportunity to present her project in Ottawa and Alberta. She is involved with various health related activities at Queen’s, such as volunteering at Providence Care. Lauren is very excited to share her high school and university experience with younger students and can’t wait to meet everyone!

Lauren Brett

University of Waterloo Health Studies 

Lauren is a fourth year Health Studies student minoring in Gerontology at the University of Waterloo. She is interested in completing a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. Lauren spends her free time volunteering with both on- and off-campus organizations. 

Courtney Prophet

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I am a current fourth year student in the undergraduate Kinesiology program at the University of Waterloo. I work with the Housing Department as a Residence Life don, as well as volunteering with Applied Health Science as an AHS Ambassador. I am currently applying to Physical Therapy at various Universities across Ontario and Quebec.

Angela Ma

Angela is a first year student at McMaster University, enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program. She really appreciates the program’s focus on learning and collaboration, valuable for any future career. With a love for Chemistry and a passion for helping others, she hopes one day to go into medicine. Until then, she plans to explore other fields, in math, language, social sciences... Angela is interested in community health care and spends her time getting involved and volunteering within her community. In her spare time, you might find her snapping photographs, wandering through a museum, or eating.

Shannon Wong

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Shannon Wong is a first year student enrolled in the Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) program and seeks a career as a physician working with Doctors Without Borders. She was awarded the 2013 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. Shannon has volunteered in rural China, India, Kenya, and Ecuador to build schools and health care centres. Her goal of “helping youth help others” has motivated her to found three initiatives - Strength in Numbers to encourage community activism, Travel for Hope to inspire global volunteerism, and the Travel for Hope Fund to provide financial assistance to passionate youth for overseas volunteering trips.