My name is Courtney Hawkins and I am currently attending University of Regina studying Education, specifically secondary education. My major is biology and my minor is chemistry. I was in the Faculty of Science for 2 years prior to transferring to Education. I graduated from Michael A. Riffel high school in 2014, which is where my love for chemistry began.
Throughout high school I achieved being on the honour roll every year, while playing competitive sports, this allowed me to become organized and excel at time management.
I volunteered at Prairie Mentoring Centre for Therapeutic Riding in Moose Jaw, SK. Although it is only a few times a year that I can volunteer, when I do it pushes me out of my comfort zone. Children with a variety of disabilities ride the horses and go through lessons that help them with building various muscles to increase stability and motor skills. This riding also is good practice for children with multitasking. My role when I am there is to either walk to horse and make sure it behaves well or side walk with the child, this could be simply just walking beside or supporting the child with an arm of hand partly on the leg of the child and partly holding onto the saddle. Volunteering here is something I would like to continue throughout my life.