Faces of Elmwood – Deepak S
Deepak Singh is currently pursuing his second year at University of Manitoba in Faculty of Sciences. He was born and brought up in India, and moved to Canada in 2009 when he turned 11. Since He has been living in Elmwood and he very much enjoy living in this area. He is passionate about learning new things on daily basis and trying new things.
He try to maintain his physical health as he stated “healthy state of mind and body results in healthier choices in life and decision making”. After his undergrad degree in Sciences, he plan on continuing his education and doing MBA. He would like to open a small business for his parents as their retirement gift. He is very passionate about travelling around the world and experience how people around the world live, and see their struggles of daily lives. He believe that it will broaden his mind even more while experiencing the world in a whole different way.
1. What is a world or local issue that you are passionate about and why?
I believe that everyone has a role to play to make our society the way we want it to be in near future. Issues such as poverty, communication, illiteracy, lack of equal opportunities are always one of the greater causes for a community, city or even a country to go downhill.
As a student, I am most passionate about literacy and equal opportunities for growing communities. I believe that the education system should be more affordable and equal price for everyone. Education plays a huge role in shaping young generation into the leaders of tomorrow, and with the rising prices for universities and colleges, not everyone can afford to learn in proper facilities. Thus, resulting in uneven distribution of opportunities in the long run. If the prices were to remain low so that everyone can afford to go to school and if those prices go up by a small variable then the country’s economy would be in a great shape because all the students paying for school would balance out the ones that are not in the present time. Overall, the country would be better off with having a more educated population helping young ones to stay out of trouble so they can be the leaders of tomorrow.
2. Was there an important moment in your life? What was it and why?
An Important point in my life was when I came to Canada in 2009. It changed my life completely. Canada is a developed country and one of the best places to live on this planet. The idea of moving forward and exploring outside of the box came to me after I started living in Canada. I personally believe Canada is my real home and this is where I belong.
3. What project or job that you are working on that you are proud of and why?
I enjoy having a busy schedule, I believe it helps me appreciate and become more productive with my days off that I get ones in a while. I am proud that I can balance out my personal life, family life, as well as work life to the best of my ability. I am also proud that I can help my parents by collecting my school tuition fees for a year by working full-time over the summer.