“You tried your best and all you could at that time with the information you were given, so never blame yourself when things don’t go how you expected”. Meet Beedie Luminary, Qods Al-Azaizeh.
What program will you be taking in post-secondary and why does it interest you?
I will be attending the University of British Columbia taking a Bachelor of Science – Behavioural Neuroscience. It interests me because I’ve always loved psychology and science and was never able to choose between one, so this field allows me to study both of my passions!
Tell us a little bit about your background (growing up, going to school, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
I’m Palestinian, but I was born in Iraq. I moved to Canada when I was about 9 years old and have lived in Burnaby/Vancouver ever since. I attended Burnaby South Secondary School and throughout my time there, I was apart of the improve team, which was one of the best decisions I have made because I was in a supportive and loving environment, which allowed me to make life-long friends. Furthermore, during high school, I enjoyed science and psychology courses, which helped me figure out my post-secondary studies.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to be a doctor so I could help people and bring them comfort. I always saw doctors as heroes who sacrificed their time to help others and I greatly admired that, and still do.
What was your senior quote in high school?
“Thank you to everyone that has stood by my side throughout this incredible experience and the biggest thanks to my parents who supported me no matter my decisions.”
What are you looking forward to in your freshman year?
For my freshman year, I am most looking forward to meeting new people and building life-long friends. I am also hoping to find a club that interests me and one I could be apart of throughout my time at university.
Who would you have dinner with if you could have it with any person, living or dead?
I would love to have dinner with Elon Musk. This is because he is such an intelligent person, so I’d love the opportunity to ask him questions and gain more knowledge from him.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
You tried your best and all you could at that time with the information you were given, so never blame yourself when things don’t go how you expected.
What was the last book you read?
“Dear, John” written by Nicholas Sparks, which I really enjoyed because I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
I believe that people would be surprised to find out how many seasons of a show I could finish in a short period of time!Back To Top