Hi! My name is Charlie Buck and I am a fourth-year student majoring in both history and political science. I am most interested in radical right-wing parties, specifically the People’s Party of Canada led by Maxime Bernier. I am also interested in federalism, the constitution, electoral systems, and the history of politics.
As to what I enjoy, I like analyzing polls, predicting elections, watching debates, and keeping up with current events. The reason I am so passionate about politics and history is because they are truly the building blocks of a functioning society.
The biggest piece of advice I have is to develop a rapport with your professors. The ones I had always seemed to like when I asked questions and talked to them about course material and assignments. One of the largest hurdles I have had to overcome is dealing with the stress of exams, essays, and the pressure that comes with that.
The solution to this anxiety is to prepare, talk, and if needed, seek help. I hope someday I will be able to use my degree practically by becoming a politician and changing the institutions of the Canadian state.
Finally, I am with SAS and I have taken quite a few distance education courses. If you have any concerns or questions about them or anything else, do not hesitate to email me. Have a great school year and remember to relax and take a breather! Don’t worry about grades; do the work.