Alex Walmsley

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

I am currently completing the final term of my Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Victoria, where I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology. My focus has been matters of international relations, African politics, and issues of social justice like gender, race, indigenous rights and mental health.

Whether it's boarding down the active volcano Cerro Negro in Nicaragua, teaching myself to surf on Oahu, or spending my summer working 2 jobs, at 2 different restaurants, in 2 different cities 2 hours apart, I am always on the move. If you're wondering, the number 2 is purely coincidental and does not hold some kind of special or superstitious significance. I just like to keep busy and thrive on variety so I am always looking for new ways to shake things up. I guess one could argue that monotony is my enemy.

For as long as I can remember I have leapt at any opportunity that has allowed me to travel and further my education. In the 10th grade I completed a 3 month exchange in the small town of Matane, Quebec in order to expand my knowledge of the French language and Quebecois culture. Having had such a positive experience in Quebec, once in university I also jumped at the chance to spend a year studying abroad in Australia at the University of Western Sydney. Travel teaches us so much about both the world and ourselves through experiences, in a fashion that no university classroom can imitate.

  • Education
    • University of Victoria