Faculty of Arts and Science
A documentary photographer and multimedia journalist, Ellison-Scowcroft is interested in the kinds of stories that depict the quotidian realities of life everywhere.
Now that he's finished his studies, Ellison-Scowcroft wants to try earning a living as a freelance photojournalist. It's a career choice he describes as "simultaneously exciting and terrifying."
3 keys to a good education
- “Teachers that are willing to push you outside of your comfort zone. They lead you to discover things about yourself that you simply can’t get when you stick to the things you’re comfortable with.”
- “Being obliged to swallow my own pride and take criticism constructively has been a huge factor. Understanding the importance of never being too attached to one idea, particularly when it's your own idea, allows you to progress and learn much more deeply.”
- “Classroom learning only goes so far. Whether by yourself or with the help of others, taking what you’ve learned and seeing if you can practice it or apply it in a real setting brings unparalleled understanding to what you’re studying.”
2 lessons learned at Concordia
- “The importance of the learning that happens when you're out of your comfort zone."
- “In this age of the internet, we tend to subscribe and listen to voices that echo what we already believe. Concordia has taught me to understand that looking for different voices, even if I don’t agree with them, is of the utmost importance for understanding any topic or issue.”
1 piece of advice for graduates
- “Realize the true potential of the agency that you have. As students at a university in North America, we have the ability to influence the course of our own lives in ways that the majority of the world does not. This is not a burden; it is an opportunity. And as graduates, it is important that we move forward together and put our agency to good use.”