“You only get as much as you put into something.” Meet Beedie Luminary Madison Brown
What is your field of study and why does it interest you?
Nursing. I have sisters that were always in and out of the hospital and seeing how closely nurses work with patients made me want to do that. It is a very hands on and interactive profession.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
You only get as much as you put into something.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
“A Never Ending Ted Talk on Paper.” I believe my autobiography would be an audiobook though.
Do you have a motto or personal mantra?
You must live your best life, whatever that may be.
What was the last experience that made you a better person?
Making cookies with my RA’s and sharing them with students in the lounges on campus housing. I think it was a good community forming experience for this next year at school.
What is something you learned in the last week?
I did ASIST Training last week, so I learned how to stay calm and be helpful during a mental health crisis.
What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
I wouldn’t say it is a trend but seeing the climate action movement continuously grow has been something I am proud to see from my generation. I attended my first climate protest in grade 10 and it was only 50 people, whereas now it is a global initiative amongst young people, and I hope this “trend” continues and only grows stronger.
Who inspires you and why?
My clinical instructor from last semester. She went through the program before and is now working with the school to help teach and mentor the future generation of nurses. After hearing stories about her time in school, it helped me to see that I could get through it too. She also gave great guidance in the care I was providing and has a positive and encouraging teaching philosophy that is inspiring to be around in the hospital.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
I have been an extra on the show “A Million Little Things” twice now and can say the alphabet backwards in 6 seconds.
What is your favourite thing about being a part of Beedie Luminaries?
Being able to be inspired by everyone for pushing past obstacles to get an education. Seeing posts of other Luminaries successes is inspiring and having a community that wants you to succeed as well has a great impact. Of course, the community extends beyond the Luminaries students, and for everyone else, they want you to achieve great things and having that support system is amazing.Back To Top