Howard Chan ’21

Hong KongUniversity of Toronto
For Howard, it’s the constant presence of dormmates that makes the heart grow fonder.

What lessons have you learned on a team?

Varsity soccer, swimming, and golf taught me that I have to put in a lot of effort to be good at something and to be responsible to the team. I had to run almost every day in the summer in order to get in shape for soccer season and to run under six minute mile. I had to swim over winter break to make sure that I would not get out of shape.

What is it like to live in a dorm?

It is living with friends who are like your family. You build tight bonds with people because of how much time you spend with each other. Last year, my friends in Orton and I often hung out and played ping-pong and pool in the basement. We enjoyed every second that we spent together.

Is there a teacher who made a big impact on you?

I am very close to my Intensive Biology teacher Pascal  Lanciano even though I was only in his class for a year. His jokes made us laugh, and he brought in food for us when there was something to celebrate. More than that, he really cares about me, and I feel comfortable being with and talking to him. I will definitely miss him when I graduate.

More about Howard:

Winner of the Green Initiative Contest, Howard is also a leader of the Golf Club, a member of the Business Club, and a percussionist and pianist for the Wind Ensemble. He likes to watch Premier League soccer and play piano and golf during his free time.