Meet a 2021 Peer Mentor:
“Hi everyone, my name is Atika Tariq (she/her). I am going into my final year of Environmental Design and minoring in Sustainability. I am currently living in Toronto. This is my fourth year being a Peer Mentor, and I am so excited to be able to help new students. It is very important to me because when I started school, having someone who was there to guide me made it easier for me as a new student.
As a designer, I believe in the ability to strengthen our communities and have a positive influence on the environment through architecture. I don’t just want to create buildings; I want to inspire others with my imagination and ingenuity, designing structures that are out of the ordinary and make people feel at ease in their surroundings. Drawing has always been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I enjoy making realistic drawings, focusing on the nuances, and attempting to mimic anything I see.
I am looking forward to connecting and meeting new people. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to help in any way I can. Welcome to OCAD University. I can’t wait to meet you all soon!”