Elizabeth Trudel

Canadian Plug & Abandonment Environment
Ian Frigaard
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

I am a curious person and love learning new things. Participating in research projects as an undergraduate student was the highlight of my degree. Doing research is what motivates me.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

UBC offered me the perfect balance between a great place to live, a good research project and a good school. Working with a knowledgeable supervisor in a supportive lab atmosphere is very important to me.

What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?

The research project led by my supervisor was my biggest reason to come study here.

What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?

How big the campus is and how nice the trails in Pacific Spirit Regional Park are.

What aspect of your graduate program do you enjoy the most or are looking forward to with the greatest curiosity?

I love data analysis. It's always great to discover what is hiding in the data.

What aspects of your life or career before now have best prepared you for your UBC graduate program?

Stubbornness, a healthy dose of self-criticism and participating in a great number of research projects.

What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?

I have many hobbies including knitting, cooking, hiking, swimming and cross-country skiing.

What advice do you have for new graduate students?

Finding balance is important. Make time for things you enjoy outside of school.


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