Now in her 4th year, Belmont-native Rebecca Torrance is an active member of Huron University College Student Council (HUCSC) and works as a tour guide. Initially hesitant to get involved when she arrived, it was her participation in Huron’s flag football team that acted as the catalyst. “I had already wanted to be on student council, so I applied to a bunch of positions and I ended up getting one." Torrance entered student government as Asst. Bar Manager, but now in her final year she is on the HUCSC executive as VP University Affairs.
In fact, this Honors student identifies the welcoming community at Huron as her favourite aspect of studying at the college. She goes on to say that “At Huron it was so easy for me to do that. Day-to-day that makes a huge difference.”
The sense of community extends to the classroom, as well. Since Political Science at Huron is a smaller program, there is a level of familiarity in lectures that enhances the learning process. “I have a lot of the same people in my classes which is helpful. They can bounce ideas of me and vice versa, so that helps us do well as a class.” In fact, Torrance has experienced significant academic growth over the past two years, growth she attributes to the relationships forged with professors that are available to students for continual feedback. And while Political Science might be a small program, the courses remain diverse. For students like Torrance, this is significant: “It allows you to specialize, to not get bored; you’re never contained in one area.”
With plans of pursuing a Master's in Political Science at Western University, Torrance’s advice to incoming Huron students is simple: Take advantage of the resources available to you, she says, and “take classes everywhere. Get a glimpse of other environments. Opportunities like this really help you grow throughout your university career.”
"Huron has a lot to offer."