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Profiles In Leadership: Kristina Minella July 2, 2012

Posted by Crystal in Leadership.

Kristina Minnella, Campus Life Coordinator, Victoria College (St. George)

Kristina can be found at Victoria College, where she engages with students every day. She loves sharing what she knows with her students, and helping them make the most of their university experience. Her positive attitude inspires students, and her energy makes her a great team player. Having her as Campus Life Coordinator really helps students see all the possibilities!


What is your definition of leadership?

Leadership is a process of working together toward a common civic purpose.

What are your favourite campus events?

Among my favourites are productions put on by the Victoria College Drama Society and Orientation.

How do you maintain balance of your work, campus events and other responsibilities, especially at busy times of the year?

Leaving unstructured room in my day or my week so that I can fill it with something I haven’t gotten enough of and not feeling bad if I want to fill that with watching TV.

Any tips for students who might be struggling with the balance between their studies and their involvement on campus?

Make a list – seriously. Find a quiet space to think sit down and think about what you want and need to get done – then write down when you are going to do them. Make sure you don’t forget to include doing things that make you happy on that list.

Any advice for students who feel they want to get involved, but don’t know where to start?

The University of Toronto is a learning laboratory. There are so many opportunities and no one is expecting you to be an expert. Think about one thing you want to learn more about and there is probably a club or society that you can do that with. There are many people at the University who want to help you connect and get involved. Contacting the student society or the dean of students at your division or faculty is a great start.

Interview by Redon Hoxhaj, 2011-2012 Communications Assistant, Office of Student Life


   1. RH - August 10, 2012

Kristina is the nicest person to talk to about anything! She is understanding and so supportive.