Meet Julia McCallum, Program Support Specialist

Photo: Julia McCallum

Julia received her undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University, with a major in Psychology and a minor in law and society.  Following her degree, she chose to go back to school to receive her social service worker diploma from Fanshawe college.  She enjoys working with people to find solutions to barriers, and looks forward to using her educational experiences to assist students in navigating their own. She plans to go back to school one day to complete her masters in social work, so that she may further assist individuals in accessing and navigating valuable resources. Julia loves yoga, hiking and guessing movie endings.  She enjoys cooking vegan meals, from the only cook book she owns, and exploring Canada. She has been fortunate enough to visit 8 out of 13 provinces and territories so far.

Julia McCallum answers Alchemy’s Proust Questionnaire:

Favourite virtues: Honesty and empathy.

Most important lesson I’ve learned this year:  Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know.”

My idea of perfect happiness: Exploring somewhere new.

My idea of complete misery: Turbulence during a long flight.

In my opinion the secret to success is: Perseverance.

The word/phrase/expression I overuse in life: “Why?”

Language I’d love to be able to speak: Spanish.

A country/place I’d like to visit: The pyramids in Egypt.

My favourite food: Sushi.

My guilty TV pleasure: Cutthroat Kitchen.