Silvia Lei Xue

What education have you taken?

I’m now in the fourth year study in Geology pursuing my Four Year Honours Bachelor of Science degree.

What accomplishments are you proud of?

I received the Christopher Riley Memorial Scholarship for the highest standing in second and again for the highest standing in third year geology.  As well, I was awarded a Brandon University International Undergraduate Student Scholarship and the Nexen Chemicals Scholarship in Environmental Science.

Tell me about yourself / your background / your history.

I was born in Luoyang, Henan, China where I spent most of my previous life. I came to BU in September 2006 after graduating from high school in China.

How did you become interested in your field of study?

When I first came into BU, I was taking Environmental Science as my major. After I took some first-year geology courses, I found Geology is a really interesting kind of science and it’s very practical. So Ichanged my major to Geology.

What is your philosophy in life?

I don’t really know how to answer this question. My philosophy in life….may be just live happily and be responsible for myself without regrets.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

If everything works out nicely, I think I will work somewhere in Canada as a geologist after my graduation in BU.

Nominator’s Comments:

Lei Xue is an A plus student in her fourth year of a B.Sc. Geology honours degree at BU. She is writing her thesis on the Characterization of Gold Mineralization on Bison Gold’s Northern Manitoba Exploration Properties, a project partially support by a BU Outreach Grant. She has also worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Geology and volunteered her time to others. In addition, to being a hard-working, dedicated student with both academic and practical abilities, she is a pleasure to work alongside.