“Always take a chance, no matter how unlikely the outcome, because it opens the door to success.” Meet Beedie Luminary Sally Elhennawy
What is your field of study and why does it interest you?
I am planning on majoring in Cognitive Systems in the Cognition and Brain stream because I am fascinated by the multi-disciplinary study of systems of thinking. My goal is to get my B.Ed so I can apply that insight in order to provide a different perspective within the education system!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The best piece of advice I have ever been given is to take a perceived weakness and re-evaluate it to find the strength in it.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
I’d call the autobiography of my life “Shoot Your Shot”.
Do you have a motto or personal mantra?
My personal mantra is to always take a chance, no matter how unlikely the outcome, because it opens the door to success!
What was the last experience that made you a better person?
I would say participating in the Beedie Luminary Peer Group Experience! Exploring methods of communication and learning how to interact with others in an open and honest way has been such an impactful experience, and I’ve learned how important it is to exist and interact authentically.
What is something you learned in the last week?
What is something you learned in the last week? – I recently discovered this really cool website called futureme.org where you can write a letter to your future self and have it sent to you after a period of time. I’m looking forward to reading my letter in 3 years and seeing what has changed!
What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
The use of social media to spread awareness around social issues! In particular, it has been so cool to see young people coming together to educate each other and share their knowledge and perspectives through different media.
Who inspires you and why?
I have been fortunate to have had some incredible teachers throughout my schooling, and their dedication, compassion, and passion for education has inspired me to follow in their footsteps. I hope to make my mark through the pursuit of education and to one day be able to inspire others in the same way.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
I rowed in high school and am currently a coxswain on the UBC rowing team!
What is your favourite thing about being a part of Beedie Luminaries?
Definitely the community! I’m so grateful to be able to be part of a group of such inspiring people, from my fellow Luminaries to the incredible team behind it all. I know that I’m forming bonds that will last well beyond my university years!Back To Top