Maggie IvimeyMaggie Ivimey

When Maggie Ivimey started looking at universities, she brought a checklist of everything she was looking for in a school to a university recruitment fair.

"I was looking for a school with a good exchange program, an environmental studies program, and somewhere that was close to home but not too close," says the Halifax, NS resident and recipient of the Bell Scholarship, one of Mount Allison's top entrance awards. "Mount Allison offered all these things. It was the only place I ended up applying."

Ivimey is studying environmental studies and is looking at pursuing a career in environmental law someday. Along with her studies, she is working to gain some hands-on experience through environmental activism.

"In high school [Halifax West] I worked with a group called iMatter, a global youth movement that focuses on environmental change and protection," she explains. "I'm hoping to get a group started here at Mount Allison in the future."

She also served on her high school's student council and volunteered with the school's learning centre.

At Mount Allison, Ivimey is a member of Global Brigades, which travels to Honduras during reading week, the Health Care Outreach group, and Varsity Dance.

"I've been volunteering at the Drew Nursing Home and the middle school's breakfast program through Health Care Outreach," she says. "It's nice to have these connections to the community."

While Ivimey is happy with her decision to live on campus and be involved in the Sackville community, she says she would like to go on exchange some year through one of Mount Allison's exchange programs.

"I'm not sure where I would like to study, somewhere in Europe," she says.

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