Fraternity Friday- Greek Life in Canada, Part V

Hello again, we have a double feature for this post! This week we will hear from an alumna from the University of Toronto- as Toronto has a thriving, and fairly traditional Greek scene, I have been looking forward to hearing this perspective! Thank you so much to Elizabeth to taking time out of her busy day to answer my questions, it is much appreciated!! We will also hear from Corinne, an alumna of the University of Manitoba, who answered everything with her adorable daughter napping away 🙂 Thank you, Corinne!! 

1)What University and Chapter are you from?

University of Toronto, Tau Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta

2)What has been your favourite aspect of Greek Life?

I loved my entire experience so it’s difficult to pin it down to one but I treasure the life long friendships I have made with my sisters.

3)What do you think makes Greek Life in Canada different from Greek Life in the US? (If anything)

I only know Greek Life in the US from movies (and we all know how accurate Hollywood is!) so I can’t really compare.

4)What do you think is next in store for Greek Life in Canada?

I believe Greek Life in Canada will continue to thrive. There are so many talents in university men and women and I believe the culture of philanthropy and learning transferable social skills will never go out of style.

5)If you could tell Canadian students anything about Greek Life, what would it be? It will round out your university experience and take you in directions you never thought possible.

And now onto Corinne’s thoughts!

1)What university and chapter are you from?

Beta Gamma of Alpha Gamma Delta at the University of Manitoba/University of Winnipeg!
2)What has been your favourite aspect of Greek Life?

My favorite part is connecting people from every area of interest. I was in dental hygiene on a different campus in a very closed small community. Greek life got me connected with main campus and in very imaginative and effective ways. We met through philanthropic endevours or business meetings and also through fun socials and games.
3)What do you think makes Greek Life in Canada different from Greek Life in the US? (If anything)

We are so different from us greek life. Most people in the US need Greek life because they all come from different cities around the US and you have no connections and it becomes your instant family. In Canada, Winnipeg especially, university is still filled with the people you grew up with and have knownw for years so people tend to stay in those tight knit small groups.

4)What do you think is next in store for Greek Life in Canada?

I hope Greek life expands. I have been an alumna for many years but still give back to AGD because I want to get Greek communities promoted in Canada

5)If you could tell Canadian students anything about Greek Life, what would it be?

Greek life provided me with some of the closet friends I have ever had. Yes, I still have friends i have grown up with, friends from high school and friends from my career field, but Greek life helps you bond over more than just superficial fun but you grow together giving back, learning about professional life in all of its aspects, and having fun. I have such a wide variety of friends and sisters in every career and walk of life. It expanded my own horizons and my chances to try new things and get an expanded experience of many different points of view.

6)Any other thoughts?

Greek life was always a great balance of support from peers and sisters, learning and preparing for the world and  such a fun experience and people always willing to have fun either a quiet night in or an elaborate night out.

Thank you again to both Elizabeth and Corrine!! Sometimes it feels like alumnae are no longer a part of Greek Life (especially up here in Canada) according to portrayals in the media- it is fantastic to hear alumnae still staying involved and dedicated!

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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