Class of 2011 – HBA, Innis
Trying to find your niche in the University community? Zexi Wang, a fourth year double-major in Anthropology and Peace and Conflict Studies has some good advice: “Find your passion, keep an open mind, and collaborate!” Zexi has since taken this mantra to heart.
When she began university, she initially found herself at odds. While she loved academia and learning, she felt powerless when it came to voicing her concerns and improving the University of Toronto. It was though meeting other like-minded students at the University that she began to find her voice. “Finding my passion made me feel validated,” Zexi explains.
Zexi quickly began to concern herself with student affairs and issues, and integrated herself in the University community. Currently, as the Vice-President of External Affairs for U of T’s Undergraduate Student Union (UTSU), she concerns herself with social justice issues, and lobbies for student interests at all levels of the government.
Describing Innis as her ‘home base’, Zexi is quick to praise the diversity of Innis students. “[At Innis] the students don’t have any pre-conceptions about each other, it’s very open”, says Zexi. As an Anthropology student, she is drawn to the uniqueness of people, and the different backgrounds and experiences of her fellow students.
After graduation, she plans to do graduate studies in Anthropology and continue to advocate social justice and student issues.
In 2006, upon admission to U of T, Zexi Wang received a BMO National Scholarship -a prestigious entrance award established in 1996 by BMO Financial Group.