Helping people live better
Mount Allison was a springboard for Kylie de Chastelain. She enrolled at Mount Allison for a number of reasons, but mainly because she wanted to continue on with the interdisciplinary approach that she'd become accustomed to in her International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
In 2014, when she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, honours Canadian studies and sociology, she was granted the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and went on the study at the University of Oxford, where she earned a Master of Philosophy in International Development. Now, she's working for Live Better With, a start-up that provides original content to help people navigate life with serious or long-term health conditions.
On the student experience:
"When you're coming from high school, it's difficult to know exactly what you want to do. With liberal arts, you can see a broad picture of what many different careers might look like, and learn many different ways of thinking."
"Oxford is supposed to be the ultimate educational opportunity, but because of the quality of teaching that I had at Mount A, I really took it for granted. Every course I took was so well taught and interesting, and the people were so engaged."