Hello! My name is Emily Woodland and I am currently in English 201 Computing for Humanities to expand on my computer knowledge in the humanities and also to help expand my knowledge of technology in general.
I am from a small town in Northeastern British Columbia called Fort Nelson, most commonly called Fort Nowhere by locals due to the isolation of the community. I grew up hiking, fishing and camping; all of which I still actively do. Throughout my studies at the University of Northern British Columbia, I discovered that heavy course loads make getting outside and exploring nature a challenge which is why I decided to start taking courses over the summer so that my winter semesters were lighter in course work and allows me to get back to nature.
I am a second year Biomedical student, soon to be third year once I finish my summer courses. When I started university, I wasn’t sure what I wanted exactly. Now, I am preparing to write my MCAT and hopefully attend Medical School after obtaining my Bachelors Degree. Although the course load is hard, the material is so fascinating that it makes the material easier. I am so excited to continue on in my studies and learn more about myself everyday.
I enjoy traveling a lot! All of my family is from Newfoundland except for me so that meant my childhood was spent flying or driving across the country to go to there and visit family. Last summer I was able to bring my boyfriend along with me and introduce him to my family. We spent time hiking and exploring the back roads of the Province I consider my second home, where I learned this fascinating fact; most of the hikes in Newfoundland are boardwalks because the soil there is not ideal for trees to grow in certain areas so, a tree about 2 inches tall could have been easily over 300 years old depending on the area in which it was found.
I am so excited to continue my education and enjoy nature while I do so. UNBC and the city of Prince George offers so many different opportunities to do both. Being here allows me to do more volunteer work and build relationships with different people in the community in ways my home town just could not offer. Moving to Prince George has given me the ability to grow not only as an academic but as a person and I think it has been one of the best and most rewarding decisions I have ever made.