Samantha Chong

Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Thunder Bay, ON

During my final year of high school, I toured Lakehead University and was captivated by the sense of community. I had received positive feedback and heard many success stories from the people who had attended Lakehead. I always knew I wanted to stay in Thunder Bay, but this made my decision a lot easier. During my undergraduate year, I had the pleasure of getting to know the faculty. The professors are inspiring and knowledgeable, which further heightened my passion for Psychology. What I enjoyed most about my time at Lakehead was completing my honours thesis research. It was a stressful time, but with the support of my remarkable supervisor, lab partners, and classmates made it a tremendous success. Furthermore, I enjoyed developing and conducting a comprehensive research design and having the opportunity to build professional skills. This year, I completed my honours bachelor degree in psychology and received The Dean Braun Scholar Award for Health and Behavioral Sciences in Psychology. I also received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarship and will be returning to Lakehead for the Master’s program in Clinical Psychology this fall. This opportunity will allow me to make meaningful contributions to the field of Psychology and reach my goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.