Peer Mentorship to Me:
Peer mentorship, for me, embodies a multifaceted role where I serve as a friend, coach, and guide to fellow graduates. It is a dynamic relationship that extends beyond shared experiences, providing invaluable support and inspiration. Acting as a mirror for self-reflection, peer mentorship allows graduates to delve into their strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations. The shared journey not only boosts motivation in the face of challenges but also establishes an environment of mutual accountability. In this symbiotic exchange, mentor and mentee transform obstacles into opportunities, fostering a sense of community and a commitment to collective success in both academic and personal pursuits. I believe that with the right guidance and support, everyone can achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Connect with me as a SGS peer mentor for a trustworthy and enriching experience. My guidance extends beyond academia, fostering a genuine, holistic mentor-mentee relationship. As a trustworthy confidant, I provide a listening ear for your feelings, creating an environment where you can openly share concerns. With a commitment to both practical advice and emotional support, I aim to inspire confidence, navigate challenges, and collaboratively foster growth in academic and personal development.
Summary of Research:
My primary research objective centers around the development of industrial cannabis cultivars, emphasizing an enhanced CBD-to-THC ratio. To achieve this, my focus involves evaluating the activity of various CBDAS gene variants. The aim is to discern which specific CBDAS variant exhibits heightened efficacy in producing increased levels of CBD while concurrently minimizing or eliminating THC production. This investigation is pivotal in advancing the development of industrial cannabis plants tailored for heightened CBD content and negligible THC presence.
My research is inspired by the potential to contribute to developing industrial cannabis cultivars with optimized characteristics. The prospect of enhancing the CBD-to-THC ratio in these plants fuels my passion for exploring the intricate mechanisms of CBDAS gene variants. The challenge of identifying specific genetic factors that can elevate CBD production while minimizing THC aligns with my commitment to advancing both the scientific understanding of cannabis genetics and its practical applications. Ultimately, the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the field and address real-world needs motivates and guides my research endeavors.
ULethbridge & City of Lethbridge Summary:
I have chosen to embark on my PhD journey in biomolecular science at ULethbridge, drawn by the program's outstanding reputation and the expertise of its faculty. The University's commitment to cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art facilities, and a collaborative academic environment perfectly aligns with my academic and career aspirations. At ULethbridge I was awarded both the ULethbridge Entrance Scholarship and the Coca-Cola PhD Admission Scholarship during my academic journey and I have had the privilege of encountering diverse individuals who have significantly influenced and enriched my academic and personal experiences. Foremost among them is my supervisor, whose guidance, expertise, and unwavering support have been instrumental in shaping my research endeavors and fostering my growth as a scholar. In essence, the people I have met at ULethbridge have collectively shaped my academic, cultural, and interpersonal understanding beyond the academic realm. My experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities at ULetbridge allowed me to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, deepening my understanding and practical skills crucial for a career in the field. In addition, I have seized numerous opportunities to attend conferences, which have broadened my understanding and deepened my knowledge base. Being part of the SGS Peer Mentorship Program will be another enriching experience at ULethbridge.