Annabelle Bartos (2023) Hons. BSc in Environmental Science and Physical and Environmental Geography, and a Certificate of Sustainability

Why did you choose to study in the School of the Environment?

Studying how the environment reacts to pressures and changes to its surroundings really interested me, and the School of the Environment allowed me to learn how we can find sustainable solutions to the problems we face.  

What is your favourite memory from your time with the School?

My favourite memory was the field trip I took to the Humber River to collect benthic samples for ENV316. I met a lot of people from my program I had previously only had online class with, so it was a great way to make friends and learn how to conduct field sampling.

What have you learned about yourself during your time at U of T?

I learned that I have strong writing skills. In high school, English was not one of my strengths, but taking third and fourth year courses with research papers as a majority of the assignments allowed me to practice and do very well on them, which surprised me.

Do you have any advice for incoming students?

My advice would be to talk to your professors, even if you don't have a question about something course specific. Their office hours are really helpful if you want to talk about what to do with your degree or meet other people in your class.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation I will be completing the Master of Science in Sustainability Management at UTM, and hopefully work in the carbon management field.