Junior Fellows

Junior Fellows are graduate students and Alumni with substantial post-graduate, professional school, and/or employment experience who care about student success and mentor upper-year students in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years.

Vision

A Bethune College, peer-based academic service, in which upper-year students are paired with graduates and graduate students to explore future career opportunities in graduate and/or professional schools.

Mission

  • Facilitate the decision-making process for choosing future career paths for undergraduate students.
  • Advise upper-year students on course/degree selection, application procedures, interviews, research opportunities, etc.
  • Ease the transition for undergraduate students to graduate/professional schools.

If you would like to speak to a Junior Fellow for some advice on future career direction, please place your request at this link: REQUEST

To see bios of our Junior Fellows, please click here.

Recruitment

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to be a Junior Fellow, please contact the Junior Fellow Program Coordinator Johnny Luong at bcgpm@yorku.ca

 

Our  Junior Fellows

 

NAME
CREDENTIAL, CURRENT MAJOR/OCCUPATION
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
ARORA, PUNEET
BSc. Kinesiology & Health science, MSc. Kinesiology & Health science candidate, Neuroscience diploma candidate.
I have experience applying to professional degree programs in Ontario in the field of rehabilitation (PT, DC, etc.). I worked in the not-for-profit sector for 2 years. And I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA certified) with 3+ years working with normal/healthy populations, as well as chronic diseased, youth, and professional/varsity populations.
CAPPADOCIA, DAVID
PhD Candidate in Kinsiology & Health Science (Neuroscience)
Graduate School, Science to Business, Consulting
CHRISTENSEN, REBECCA
BASc Public Health, MSc Kinesiology and Health Science, Research Coordinator for the Wharton Medical Clinic. 
 Programs such as: Public health (thesis and non-thesis based options), Health Policy, Math-related graduate programs and Medical School. I also have a lot of experience working with the Ontario Public Service (i.e. the provincial government) in research, and policy and program development.
COSTANIAN, CHRISTY
BSc Biology, MSc Epidemiology, PhD candidate Epidemiology
 I have knowledge in  applying for  graduate programs (thesis and non-thesis based options) across various disciplines,  as well  medical and dental school, nursing and midwifery.
DAVIDSON, KARL
HBSc. in Physics (York University), MSc. Physics (University of Guelph, current)
Applying to graduate schools, contacting and networking with professors and other graduate students, preparing for and giving talks/lectures to students and professors.
DAVIS, ZOE
PhD candidate in Earth and Space Science (Lassonde School of Engineering), BSc in Environmental Science (Spec Hons), physical stream
Expertise in applying for graduate school and government positions; networking; professional development; translating academic skills for jobs outside academia. Research subject areas: air pollution, atmospheric chemistry and physics, environmental monitoring.
DEHGHANSAI, NIMA
B.A. Honors in Psychology, Candidate in MSc Kinesiology and Health Science
I have good amount of experience with respect to research, how to approach professors for positions within labs, applying for scholarships, major of psychology and sports. Also specialize in physical activity and health benefits associated with it.
DURANT, ANDREA
HBSc Biology, MSc Candidate Biology
Applying to graduate school, as well as medical school
FUJS,WILLIAM
HBSc. Chemistry (York), MSc. Chemistry Candidate (York)
Applying to graduate schools and contacting Professors for research positions. Preparing research presentations for conferences. Also, applying skills/experiences learned at school to join the workforce
GAGARINA, VARVARA
HBSc Biochemistry, MSc Candidate Biology
I also would be able to provide mentoring on how to apply to professional schools (medical school) and find volunteering opportunities.
HARRIS, DEANNA
hBA Humanities (York), MSc Biology (York), and MT (Master of Teaching) Candidate (U of T)
Getting into graduate school and the application process, building an academic resume and writing a good statement of intent, being a part-time graduate student in science, funding for graduate studies, undergraduate theses, research practicums, talking to professors, finding an appropriate graduate supervisor, exploring your academic options and preferences, course selection, volunteering, time management, stress, mental health and support, academic resources on campus....among many other things.
HOMAYOUNI, SIROUS
Physics, Mathematics
 
KAMRAN-DISFANI, ROZBEH
HBSc Biology
I can help students who want to apply for medical schools and dental schools, both in Canada and the US. And due to my research experiences, I can share my knowledge regarding different research opportunities on campus.
KAZEMI, ASAL
HBSc General Science
I can provide students with information about physical therapy grad-schools
KIRIELLA, JEEV
BSc Kinesiology, MSc Kinesiology, PhD (candidate) Kinesiology
How to contact researchers/profs and how to find the right fit (lab and program)
MOGHEI, MAHSHID
BSc Honours Science (University of Waterloo), MSc Candidate Kinesiology and Health Science (York University).
Having completed my MSc and currently doing my PhD here at York University, I can share my knowledge and experience with undergraduate students in the following areas:
-Course selection 
-Graduate School Applications (CV, references, etc)
-Contacting professors (Do’s and Don’ts)
-Interview preparations
-Academic support (in the field of Molecular Biology, Nutrition, Anatomy and Health )
-Adjusting to grad school lifestyle
MOGHIMI, ELNAZ
HBSc Biology/Psychology, MSc candidate KAHS & Neuroscience Diploma
-Fitness industry jobs
-Graduate and medical school application
-Preparing for interviews
-Writing a resume and cover letter
-Presenting at conferences
-Connecting with professors for research positions (i.e. thesis, independent study, graduate school)
MOHABIR, VINA
BSc Honours Psychology, MSc Kinesiology & Health Sciences (Cand.)
Graduate School Application, Scholarship Application, Getting involved with research, How to contact professors, Presentations, Getting involved on Campus
MOURAVIEV, ANDREI
BSc Honours (Physics), MSc Medical Biophysics at UofT (in progress)
Graduate school application process; Course selection; Skill development; Choosing career paths; General advice on life, academics, and mental health
NADEEM, UZMA
BSc Honours (Biochemistry), MSc (Biochemistry), MSc (Molecular and Cellular Biology), PhD candidate in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Graduate school application process, MSc and PhD programs, Time management, Course selection, Volunteering opportunities
NEWBURN, LAURA
HBSc Specialization Biomedical Science, PhD Candidate Molecular Biology
Grad school applications, grant/scholarship applications, and obtaining research experience as an undergraduate.
PARDISNIA, SARA
 BSc Kinesiology, MSc Candidate Kinesiology
Medical school, Osteopathic Medical School, MSc programs (especially in Kinesiology), Canadian and American medical schools, osteopathic medical schools.
PESAH, ELLA
 

B.Sc. Honours (Biology and Kinesiology), M.Sc. Student (Kinesiology)
- Graduate school applications
-Professional school applications (MD)
-Scholarship applications
-Volunteer Opportunities (at York and externally)
-Course selection
-Time management
-Networking and Presentation skills
-Clinical Research
PHAM, THUC-NGHI
HBSc Biomedical Sciences, MSc Candidate Molecular and Cellular Biology
Applying to graduate school; volunteering and research opportunities at York; transitioning between undergraduate to graduate studies; contacting professors; Science Education opportunities
QUDRAT, ANAM
HBSc Biology (Biomedical Science) [York University], PhD candidate (Biomedical Engineering) at IBBME [University of Toronto]
cellular/molecular biology, cancer genetics/research, quantitative biology, biomedical engineering, dry and wet lab experience, industrial research/fellowships, medical and graduate school application procedures
PROPP, RONI
HBSc Biology at York University, MSc Candidate in Rehabilitation Science at University of Toronto, Research Assistant at Women's College Hospital & The Hospital for Sick Children
I can help with medical school applications and finding volunteer opportunities, especially at hospitals, among other places!
RAHMAN, REEMA
BSc Honours Biomedical Science, MSc Biomedical engineering
Course selections, research opportunities, grad school applications, biotechnology research, bioengineering research 
RAJAGURU, VENILLA
PhD candidate STS
Mentoring STS subjects on technology; listening and
counselling/advisory talks on health/nutrition (avoid being hooked on coffee),
and time management.
SIU, RYAN
HBSc Biology (’13), MSc Biology (transferred), PhD Biology Candidate, Neuroscience Diploma
MSc and PhD programs, Professional Schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Law), Research Volunteer, School Life Related Services, Academic Advising/ Resources.
SOLOMON, KARINE
HBSc Biology
I am happy to answer questions about any biology-program related topics, as well as research internships and applications to medical school.
SUTHERLAND, CALLUM
BComm Business Management, MA Science and Technology Studies, PhD Candidate Science and Technology Studies
Applications to graduate school in STS and related fields; funding applications to SSHRC, OGS, and related funding bodies; resumes and personal branding.
TEICH, TREVOR
Research Assistant. BSc Kinesiology and Health Science, MSc Kinesiology and Health Science
Studying for and writing the MCAT, Applying to medical schools both in Canada and the United States, Medical school interview preparation (MMI)
WONG, CHRISTINE
HBSc KINE, PhD candidate KAHS/Neuroscience
 Molecular/Cellular/Behavioural research, Contacting professors, Volunteer research opportunities, MSc and PhD programs, OGS and NSERC scholarships, Conference preparation, and Resources for career options.