Talia SteevesTalia Steeves

Talia Steeves loves the freedom that university provides. She loves living independently off campus.

“Finally getting to prove you can survive on your own is a great sense of freedom,” she says.

Supporting her in that quest is Mount Allison’s Bell Achievement Award, one of the University’s top entrance awards. A graduate of Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton, NB, Steeves is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology.

So far, Steeves has become involved at Mount Allison with Toastmasters International and the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF).

“I chose to join IVCF because I wanted to make friends who share my faith, to become a stronger Christian,” says Steeves. “I joined them on a weekend retreat to a camp outside of Fredericton. The people I have met through IVCF have been exceptionally welcoming. I felt like I was a member without having to change any part of myself.”

She’s also developed an interest in woodworking and has started designing and building furniture for her apartment. And she’s learning guitar.

On campus she likes to hang out at Gracie’s with friends or to do readings.

“It's got nice lighting, is open late, and always has people coming and going,” says Steeves.

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