Miranda Weigensberg is pursuing a double major in Fine Arts and either biology or environmental science. Being able to follow such a course of study is one reason she chose Mount Allison in the first place.
“Mount Allison has a notion of interconnectedness between subjects that is distinct from other Canadian universities. I knew it would be perfect for what I was looking for,” she says.
She adds that she’s felt very supported in her academic choices.
“The faculty at Mount Allison were more than willing to help accommodate my interests. They worked alongside me to plan out an interesting and balanced schedule,” says Weigensberg.
A graduate of Lower Canada College in Montreal (she also attended St. George’s High School from Grades 7 to 11), Weigensberg is a recipient of the Bell Scholarship, one of Mount Allison's most prestigious entrance awards.
At Mount Allison, Weigensberg is already involved with several organizations, especially those related to nature. She helped the Nature Conservatory of Canada to conduct waterfowl surveys in Baie Verte last semester. She’s also part of the Geography and Environment Society and volunteers with the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre in Sackville.
“A nature lover at heart, I am happiest hiking, biking, or simply going for walks outdoors. I love exploring new places and discovering innovative ways to express myself,” says Weigensberg.
She is also involved with the Sackville Film and the Sackville Art Association. She is excited to be a MASSIE conversation partner this semester.
Weigensberg says she’s already felt incredible warmth from her new Mount Allison community.
“It started on ‘move-in’ day, when a troupe of smiling, enthusiastic Mount A students carried my carload of heavy suitcases and duffle bags to my new residence room, and it hasn’t stopped since,” says Weigensberg.