Elyse Abma, Masters of Public History
Life after King's
I am currently pursuing a Masters of Art in Public History at the University of Victoria because I am passionate about people. The general understand is that history is boring and only features dead guys who did amazing, or horrific things. Truthfully, history is about stories - stories that bind communities together and connect generations.
"There is no better place to pursue the journey of self-discovery than King's."
I love King's because of its familiarity. Even if you don't know everyone by name, you still know who they are and are surrounded by a community that desires to know you and care for you. I had opportunities as a King's student to work with the Gerry Segger Heritage Collection on campus collecting oral histories, this work has continued into my graduate studies. I am forever grateful that so many people have taken the time to tell me their stories because they too think that this work is important.
I always tell new students not to put too much pressure on their dreams. Allow yourself space to questions and grow because that's what university is there for - to grow in your already known passions, and discover new ones you didn't know you had. There is no better place to pursue this journey of discovery than King's.