Jocelyn completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in 2014 with a double major in Biology and Psychology. Jocelyn had been a member of ECSpeRT her entire undergrad, starting as an observer, advancing to the level of AMFR, and finally a member of our executive team as a Training Corporal. After UTM, Jocelyn attended Humber College for their paramedic program, and is now a practicing Primary Care Paramedic.
Why did you decide to join ECSpeRT?
“I wanted to be a paramedic since I was 16, after my lifeguard instructor encouraged me to go beyond first aid. I found ECSpeRT during clubs week and applied for the experience and to get a taste of what being a paramedic would be like. I got in and then the rest is history :)”
What is your fondest memory of ECSpeRT?
“Definitely every Collingwood. But also our labour and delivery training of 2014 with Daniel giving birth out of a bloody box.”
What is the most rewarding skill you acquired during your time at ECSpeRT?
“The experience of talking to people and having the experience/practice of being the level headed one in an emergent situation (even if it's not an emergency to you).”
What advice do you have for current ECSpeRT members and those who aspire to join the team?
“Just remember that it's their emergency and they are looking to you for help, even if it doesn’t seem like an emergency and it's the seventh drunk first year of the night. Also, you are a student first so remember to take care of yourselves and each other.”