An Interview: Sandra Sinayuk

img_7472What are your professional aspirations?

As you know, I am going to be starting my MClSc in Audiology this September at Western! I’m not sure yet if I will want to specialize, but I want to work in a hospital setting after I graduate.

What do you like the most about York?

The potato wedges from the Bluemont Bistro. I like all of the friends I’ve made and all of the really nice people that I’ve met in my 4 years here.

Favourite building at York?

The Lassonde building, because it has a Freshii.

Which Lassonde Engineering program would you do if you had to?

Civil, my Mom did Civil ages ago, so she could help me!

Where would you like to travel?

AUSTRALIA – I’ve been in love with it since 1st year and haven’t yet been able to go. Specifically: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, and Adelaide. The UK would be really cool too, because of all the castles.

If you were a breakfast cereal, which would you be?

A healthy nutty one, because I’m such a health nut! (haha)

If you were an animal, which would you be?

I would be a quokka, because they are endemic to Australia, so that would basically guarantee me Australian citizenship. They’re cute, so no one would want to hurt me and they’re marsupial, which is basically nature’s C-section.

Three items you would bring on a deserted island (no boats allowed)?

Seeds for fruits and vegetables, sunscreen, and some kind of water desalination system.

What’s your top business idea?

Starting a haunted house with optical illusions in Melbourne (where they don’t have any, according to my Aussie friend) with a cafe dungeon serving all vegan food and drink. Realistically though, I’d rather open a non-profit animal sanctuary because there’s a really big need for those.

What’s your pet peeve?

When people are late, and when I’m late. Also, when people in front of me walk extra-slowly.

Favourite movie: It’s a tie between Cowspiracy (environmental documentary) and What the Health, both are on Netflix!

Favourite fictional character: Fred and George Weasley, they’re hilarious and we would be best friends.

What’s your Harry Potter House? Gryffindor, according to Pottermore.

If you could create a Harry Potter House, what would it be called and which 5 traits would be associated with it?

Deerfox: resilient, honest, curious, sarcastic, fair.

Favourite book (that isn’t Harry Potter): “How not to Die” – it’s a nutrition book.

Favourite tree: The kind that gives me food.

Favourite food/cuisine: Cuisine: vegan food. Dish: the green poutine at Fresh restaurants (french fries, steamed baby bok choy, kale & swiss chard, roasted mushroom gravy, ‘cheese’ sauce, green onions & sunflower seeds)

Crown dish: Nice-cream (non-dairy ice cream).

Favourite quote: “When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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