by John Leung
Welcome to U of T’s New College! My name is John Leung, and I am a first-year humanities student pursuing a Health Studies major. Prior to coming to U of T, I was born and raised in North Vancouver, B.C. I miss the West Coast beaches, temperate rainforests and my favourite food – sushi – very much. I may or may not continue bringing those things up.
Moving from the West Coast to East Coast was nerve-racking and exciting at the same time. I love exploring downtown Toronto and comparing the differences with my hometown. I just love travelling and visiting new places. I have a dream to travel the world and move to some place new, maybe somewhere with a lot of beaches like San Diego, California?
During my free time, I like to explore, hang out with friends, act and play sports. I really enjoy playing road hockey, soccer and ultimate frisbee. Since I came to Toronto, I have picked up longboarding and I love that too! Art is another big interest of mine, besides acting: I enjoy cartooning, digital art and filming.
While I’ve been known to get startled by the sudden appearance of a squirrel, say, or a cat, I do love animals especially penguins, rabbits, dogs and dolphins. I am a big advocate of mental and sexual health – volunteering is a big passion of mine as I aim to make a difference in this world!
Hopefully by now I have persuaded you that I am an interesting person and that you should follow The New! I hope that you will be a regular in reading The New because I will try my best every week to entertain you – if you ever run into me on the street, don’t be afraid to say “hi” and start a conversation with me. I would love to meet my readers and I love meeting new people as well!