Ritika Gupta

Email: 
ritika@uoguelph.ca
Interests: 
Law and politics; The Charter of Rights; Human rights; Comparative politics
Courses: 
POLS*1150; POLS*1400; POLS*2350, POLS*2300; POLS*2100; POLS*2000(DE); POLS*2200; POLS*3450; POLS*3300; POLS*3130; POLS*3180; POLS*3560; POLS*3140; POLS*3890

Hey all! My name is Ritika. I am a fourth year student majoring in political science and minoring in history. I am very excited to be a Peer Contact for the first time this year.

I’ve always been interested in politics. However, I began to seriously consider politics as a future path after taking law in grade 11. I loved learning about how society deals with questions that don’t have easy or correct answers. Is capital punishment just? Should we allow safe injection sites? What are the arguments for and against immigration? These challenging questions shape political discussion, and make going to school very exciting for me.

One of the biggest lessons I learned in university is to take frequent breaks. For me, this means going for walks between classes, grabbing coffee with friends, or cooking a nice meal. Taking breaks ensures I don’t feel burnt out, so it may do the same for you.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the political science program or university life in general. University can be overwhelming, but remember that there are many supports and resources to help you along the way!