Science College was a smart choice 

By Barbara Black

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Maria Kaltcheva is focused on getting a job in industry as an analytical chemist. Coming from Bulgaria via the United States, she was frustrated by having to wait a year and a half to be cleared by Immigration Canada, and still feels as though she’s making up for lost time.

“I didn’t know about the Science College, but when they called me [on the basis of her high marks at Dawson College], I thought it sounded interesting,” she said. “It was a smart choice. For a few extra credits, I was able to get a minor in interdisciplinary studies, have exposure to faculty members, and join the co-op program.”

She is graduating with a 3.98 GPA and is hard at work on her master’s in a lab at the Science Complex, where she was photographed (left).


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