When Vanja Adzovic signed up to be part of the FLC program as a Life Sciences student in 2010, she had no idea how much she would gain from it—not least, a fiancé. Now, with a Doctor of Pharmacy from U of T (2016) and a job as a pharmacy writer, Vanja is planning her wedding to Afif, a FLC alum who will graduate from the PhD program in Cell and Systems Biology in 2019.
Vanja knows firsthand the value of FLC both from a personal and academic perspective. “FLC was useful academically because it introduced me to a group of students who were in all of my classes. From there, small groups of us arranged study sessions before exams where we reviewed the course material and quizzed each other. Even when we weren’t studying, a few of us from FLC would hang out between classes. We developed friendships and supported each other through stressful exam periods, good marks, and bad marks.” She also has some relationship advice for undergrads: “Spend more time meeting people and making friends. Studying will come and go, but the meaningful relationships that you create with people can stay with you forever.”