Making Memories One Snapshot at a Time
published on November 23, 2012
Becoming involved with your university has been described time and time again as an unforgettable and irreplaceable experience. Not only does it help foster friendships and create memories, but it also allows students to experience campus in a way that doesn’t only include over-sized textbooks and late nights in the library. For Hassan Alquraini, although heavily involved in his studies working toward a degree in Engineering Technology, his campus experience at CBU has been one of excitement, involvement and cherished memories.
Hailing from Al hasa, Saudi Arabia, his passion for photography has shined through as he has become known as the campus photographer around CBU. He uses his creative skills in many ways such as being an enthusiastic member of the Orange Army, where not only does he cheer on the university’s athletic teams but also takes pictures of all the action. Hassan is also the Vice-President of the Saudi Arabian Society, the Cultural Diversity Coordinator for the CBUSU and he is also a Student Ambassador.
Inspired by his father, who was also a photographer, as well as his mother, once a painter; Hassan grew up around the arts. Self-taught, he hopes to someday open his own photography store, as well as one day take photos of even bigger events. Having a love for sports and travelling- Hassan aspires to see the world, one photo at a time- capturing moments and memories as they happen.
Since coming to CBU, Hassan attests that his decision to attend CBU for his engineering degree was the right one, explaining that CBU has not only prepared him for his journey ahead, but his experience here has also allowed him to become a better person himself.
“Meeting other students, getting to personally know my professors, and having the opportunity to become easily involved in events and activities around the campus community have been both an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Everyone knows each other, which allows room for a comfortable and easy learning environment!”
Although Hassan plans on returning back home to Saudi Arabia to marry his fiancé and travel Europe, he assures that his time in Cape Breton is not over- with dreams of someday opening his own photography store and studio in Canada.