Vanessa Chu is a U0 Science student at McGill University. She is also a member of Game Dev McGill, an on-campus club for students who want to try their hand at making video games. Chu grew up playing her Nintendo DS, and her father was an avid gamer as well. Despite not majoring in a field related to game development, Ontario-native Chu chose to attend McGill because of its community of students interested in gaming, as well as Montreal’s vibrant tech scene.
“One of the bigger reasons I chose McGill […] is because of the community around Montreal for game development because that’s always been one of my big hobbies,” Chu told The McGill Tribune. “And that’s why when I came to McGill and found out there was a club for game development, I joined right away.”