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Meet a Canadian Student

Connect with a current Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) student! Review our Student Ambassador profiles and book a conversation with a student from your region or faculty of interest.

Important: Student Ambassadors are not admissions experts and cannot answer questions regarding application statuses or the admissions process. Our students are in their undergraduate studies and cannot answer graduate program questions.

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Student Ambassador AJ

AJ (she/her)

My hometown: Brampton, Ontario

My student journey to university: Mature and Transfer Student

My faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Best spot in Toronto: Queen Street West, I love walking around - there is a music and clothing store on the street that I like to visit in my free time. 

Favourite campus spot: The Student Learning Centre! It’s a convenient location, since there are stores, restaurants, and the TTC close to campus. My current obsession is the DME, opens in new window on the 3rd floor. I will be taking some workshop classes to learn how to 3D print and use Arduinos there.

What I love about TMU: The diversity and inclusivity of the community! I am always learning from different people, and making friends. I feel like there is always room for growth, experience and creativity.

Words of wisdom: My advice is to seize as many opportunities as possible, especially the ones that pique your interest.

Student Ambassador Alex

Alex (she/they)

My hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia

My journey to university: Mature Student

My faculty: The Creative School

Best spot in Toronto: Cloud Gardens - there’s a waterfall and greenhouse!

Favourite campus spot: Kerr Hall Quad - I love that even when we're in the heart of the city, there's still calm to be found. It's wonderful to sit on or lay on the grass on a sunny day, and plus there are almost always cute dogs!

What I love about TMU: I love how personal TMU is - there are so many ways to make my time here my own, the professors know me by name, and there are so many cool opportunities that seem like they were made for me. 

Words of wisdom: Find what you're interested in and chase that - there are so many ways to get to do what you love.

Student Ambassador Brooke

Brooke (they/them)

My hometown: Delta, British Columbia 

My journey to university: Transfer Student

My faculty: The Creative School

Best spot in Toronto: Ripley's Aquarium (specifically the shark tunnel!)

Favourite campus spot: Gould Street, there's always something going on!

What I love about TMU: There are so many amazing opportunities that come from going to a school in downtown Toronto. TMU prioritizes hands-on learning, which makes the possibilities endless. 

Words of wisdom: If you're looking for hands-on learning with professors who know your name, TMU is the place for you.

Student Ambassador Christina

Christina (she/they)

My hometown: London, Ontario

My journey to university: High School

What’s my faculty: Faculty of Arts

Best spot in Toronto: Chinatown - Mashion Bakery is a favourite of mine, St James Park, the waterfront, Kensington Market, The AGO. 

Favourite campus spot: Kerr Hall Quad! It helps me feel more balanced in the city; to have access to trees and open green space, and it's nice to have that right on campus. It's also great to be able to meet other people, do school work, read and journal.

What I love about TMU: I get to spend time studying what I like and getting involved in leadership positions and experiences I never expected. It's great to get to explore a new city at a time when I am developing myself, my values, skills and interests.

Words of wisdom: Take in as many perspectives as you can! Take advantage of the resources and connections available!

Student Ambassador Hooria

Hooria (she/her)

Where I’m from: Brampton, Ontario

My student journey to university: High School

What’s my faculty: Faculty of Community Services

Best spot in Toronto: Toronto Flower Market

My favourite campus spot: Library 8th floor

What I love about TMU: Feeling supported in all the work and activities I do around campus. 

Words of wisdom: “BE”lieve in “YOU”rself

Student Ambassador Jess

Jess (she/her)

My hometown: Oakville, Ontario

My student journey to university: High School

My faculty: The Creative School

Best spot in Toronto: Toronto's east end! There are some really cool cafes, restaurants and shops to explore with friends.

Favourite campus spot: Oakham Cafe is my favourite campus spot. Affordable and delicious food inside a chic restaurant! 

What I love about TMU: Being in the heart of downtown Toronto, there is so much to do and see! 

Words of wisdom: Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new!

Student Ambassador Kristian

Kristian (he/him)

My hometown: Waterloo, Ontario

My student journey to university: High School 

My faculty: Faculty of Arts

Best spot in Toronto: Toronto Island

Favourite campus spot: Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre - the SLC! I love the atmosphere of the building and everything that it embodies. 

What I love about TMU: Getting to be a part of a diverse and unique school that differs from your typical university campus. 

Words of wisdom: TMU has something for everyone. Join a club, meet new people, and make your experience one to remember.

Student Ambassador Kristina

Kristina (she/her)

My hometown: Belgrade, Serbia

My student journey to university: High School

My faculty: Faculty of Arts

Best spot in Toronto: Riverdale Park, because of its gorgeous view of the Toronto skyline 

Favourite campus spot: The Kerr Hall Quad, TMU's largest green space on campus and has a view of the CN Tower! 

What I love about TMU: Going to a university that is a welcoming workplace, a myriad of extracurricular opportunities, and my home away from home. 

Words of wisdom: Choosing a university is the first decision of the rest of your life. Keep your standards GOLD, and make your next chapter BOLD.

Student Ambassador Zoë

Zoë (she/her)

My hometown: Schomberg, Ontario

My student journey to university: High School

My faculty: Faculty of Science

Best spot in Toronto: High Park

Favourite campus spot: Kerr Quad, it’s a quiet spot in the middle of the city. It also provides a bit of nature in a very urban atmosphere.

What I love about TMU: Having the freedom to do multiple activities after class. Coming from a small town, this is the complete opposite to what I was used to, and I love it. 

Words of wisdom: Spend a day around campus to get a feel for the university!

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