Meet Eileen

Headshot of Eileen.

I enjoyed pushing myself and experiencing new things, but the friendships and connections I made were truly invaluable.”

Eileen, UBC Future Global Leaders student monitor

Be adaptable. That’s Eileen’s top tip to be a successful student monitor at UBC Future Global Leaders

The second-year UBC biology student from Saskatoon loved interacting with eager and ambitious students from all over the world and embraced the varied aspects of her role as a student monitor. “Every day brought new challenges. Being a monitor at FGL helped me develop my adaptability skills and pushed me to think on my feet.” 

Eileen appreciated that she had a team to support her every step of the way. “Knowing that there are always people there to help and support you is a comforting feeling and has helped me develop trust in others.” Eileen intends to carry this positive team experience into her personal and professional life going forward. 

For Eileen one of the highlights was seeing students blossom over the course of the program. Understandably, students are often a bit uncertain when they begin Future Global Leaders. Eileen says, “It’s quite a feeling to see students walk out not only with new friends but with newfound confidence.” 

Best memory of FGL 2023:  Working with and learning from the students and my peers. 

Read more student profiles.

Get news and updates

Subscribe to UBC Future Global Leaders and other pre-university program emails to stay up-to-date on our courses and programs, information sessions and important dates.  

Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service. RSS The symbol to indicate an RSS feed. Arrow An arrowhead pointing to the right Arrow, right to bracket An arrowhead pointing to the right, into a bracket character. External Link An arrowhead pointing up and to the right, from inside a box Bars Three horizontal bars. Books Three book spines, viewed head-on, one leaning. Calendar A monthly calendar page. E-commerce Cart A shopping cart Checkmark A checkmark character Chevron A chevron character pointing to the right Checkmark A checkmark character inside a solid circle Cost A dollar sign inside a solid circle Info An 'i' character inside a solid circle Play An arrowhead pointing to the right inside of a solid circle User A silhouette of a person inside a solid circle Envelope A closed envelope Certificate A document with an award pinned to it Pen A document with a pen beside it Filter A funnel / filter silhouette Laptop Computer An open laptop computer with a blank screen Location Pin A map location pin Search A magnifying glass Minus A minus sign News A folded newspaper Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add Quote, left An opening quotation character Alert An exclamation point inside a solid triangle User A silhouette of a person Close The character 'X'