The SSAC is proud to offer credit-based internship opportunities in partnership with the University of Toronto and Carleton University. Through these internships, students in the fields of architecture and architectural and art history participate in the Society’s activities for a semester. In this series, we feature recent interns to find out about their experience and what they learned.
|My name is Doug McLeod and I am currently working full-time as a business consultant in the Canadian technology sector. Having previously earned a B.Sc. (Engineering) and an MBA (Marketing), I have returned to the academic environment to pursue a B.A. in Canadian Studies on a part-time basis.|
How did you become involved with the SSAC?
Before assuming the role of student intern, I was unaware of the SSAC. I learned about the Society through the course “Art, Architectural History & Heritage” offered by the University of Toronto. I was very pleased to be selected as an intern for the 2022 Fall term.
What was the highlight of your internship?
The highlight of my internship was meeting with members of the SSAC, particularly with members of the Board of Directors. In addition to learning about the Society and the contribution that it makes to the study of architecture in Canada, I also learned how passionate members of the Society are about their profession.
What are you most excited about in the study of architecture in Canada?
As a longtime resident of Toronto, I’m very interested in how architecture in the city has evolved over the years. I’m especially pleased to see how older buildings are protected, renovated and repurposed to help us preserve the historic traditions of the built environment.
What do you enjoy doing outside of school or work?
I love to travel, particularly within Canada. Where possible, I combine my trips with hiking in the summer months and downhill skiing in the winter months.
What is coming up for you next?
During the upcoming holidays I will be visiting family and friends who live within driving distance. In the new year, I’ll be travelling to the west coast of Canada to see the sights and visit with friends who I haven’t seen for several years.
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