Each Thursday, varsityblues.ca will highlight a U of T student-athlete and their academic pursuits. Each of these students achieved first class honours with an AGPA of at least 3.50 in the previous academic year. These are our Student-Athlete Stories.
Varsity Blues men’s rugby player Christian Smith credits the University of Toronto’s Track One engineering program for helping him decide his future.
“I was always interested in engineering in high school, but I couldn’t decide on a specific field,” said the veteran from London, UK. “Fortunately, I was able to take a general first year in the Track One program, which allowed me to choose my specialty at the end of the year. I particularly enjoyed the civil engineering courses during this year, which led me to choose civil engineering as my specialty.”
As a part of the engineering program at U of T, Smith did a co-op placement at Mattamy Homes, working on a 58-story tower in Etobicoke.
“This role was on site and was very different to my university experience,” he said. “My main takeaways from the experience were the importance of time management and organization when working on a project with so many moving parts. I was also lucky enough to be a part of a great team, which taught me a lot about the importance of teamwork in industry.