Brent is a graduate of the College of North Atlantic’s Community Recreation Leadership Program, and has completed an additional year of study at Memorial University. Brent says he chose CBU because he wanted to stay in Atlantic Canada for university and he could transfer his credits toward a program that interested him.
“I wanted to stay in Atlantic Canada on a smaller campus, receive transfer credits for previous coursework, access support services and study deeper into the sports sector. CBU checked all those boxes,” Brent says.
Now in his second year of the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degree, Brent has an academic focus on Sport and Human Kinetics (SPHK) and is the SPHK student representative. He says that through his position as student representative, he’s been able to connect with some like-minded students, work with professors and sit in on department meetings which he really enjoys.
“The professors/instructors here take time to genuinely help and get to know their students. They have my eternal gratitude,” says Brent.
Brent is originally from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and says he loves to travel. When he’s not busy with schoolwork, Brent enjoys catching a local game of Screaming Eagles hockey or attending events on campus such as open mic night or softball. Brent volunteers in his spare time at CBU’s Youth in Motion Program, which he says has been a lot of fun. He also plays the drums as a hobby and enjoys biking.
Brent says that when he graduates from CBU, he hopes to travel as much as possible and find full-time employment doing something he loves. “My work and volunteer experience in my field has taken me from Newfoundland to Ontario, and now Nova Scotia,” says Brent.
On the topic of CBU’s brand new BACS Major and Honours in Sport and Physical Activity Leadership (SPAL), Brent says that it will really prepare future grads for the ever-evolving field of sport and physical activity and make them more knowledgeable about job responsibilities and possible challenges in the workforce.
“The opportunities are so immense; SPAL will not only make future grads aware of what’s out there; but help them find out how they can fit in and succeed,” says Brent.