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Talon Jones - Chemistry

Talon Jones is proof that it pays to listen to your teachers. He’s completing his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry on the advice of his high school chemistry teacher as well as professors he had during his first two years at UVic.

Talon has always enjoyed sciences. His decision to pursue a major in chemistry, though, was due to the professors that taught the courses. They made it compelling and challenging all while trying to provide their own time for their students.

Learning from researchers

Talon says, “What stands out at UVic is how the professors that teach the courses are also conducting the research in the field that they’re teaching. Every day students get the chance to interact with the professionals of the field.”

Of the lab experience, he explains, “It’s exciting how much application is given through science programs at UVic. For every hour in lecture it seems that there’s an equal amount of time devoted towards laboratory experience.”

A place of community

Talon’s developed relationships with other undergraduate students in the classroom and lab. He says, “I’ve established more personal relationships with grad students and professors than I’d anticipated. They’re not just interested in your life as a student but you get to develop a personal relationship as well. I’m making connections that will follow me later in life.”

Learn more about chemistry programs at UVic.

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