Saskia Laufer

Toronto, Ontario
Foundation Year Program (Arts)
2019 Scholar

“I think that the [Foundation Year Program] is one of a kind. It’s absolutely excellent in building a foundation for any kind of academia. I think I would like to go into academia and I’m treating FYP as kind of an essay-writing bootcamp I guess. I’m really hoping to improve my academic writing by the end of the year and read a lot of cool texts.”

What has receiving the Donald R. Sobey Scholarship meant to you?

“It felt amazing, honestly. When I got the scholarship…it all kind of clicked into place. I let myself sort of accept that this was what I really wanted to do, and I could not be happier that I’m here.”

Why did you choose King’s?

“I think that the [Foundation Year Program] is one of a kind. It’s absolutely excellent in building a foundation for any kind of academia. I think I would like to go into academia and I’m treating FYP as kind of an essay-writing bootcamp I guess. I’m really hoping to improve my academic writing by the end of the year and read a lot of cool texts.”

What book or text that you’ve read at King’s has made the biggest impression on you?

“I really liked reading Thucydides account of the Peloponnesian war. I thought it was really refreshing to have something so factual and less philosophical, but that was also really important history.”

What is your single favourite memory of King’s so far?

“My roommate and I get a long really well. She actually goes to NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) as do a lot of people on my floor. I have a really great group of friends who go to NSCAD, which is awesome to have that type of connection to people who don’t really go to Kings, and I think it’s really awesome that King’s let’s people who don’t go here stay in their dorms because it fosters a different type of friendship that’s not sort of built around FYP and around King’s.”