Fawnia Robitaille

25 | Height: 5’6″
Hometown: Victoria, BC

Fawnia Robitaille was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. She is of French and Chinese descent and speaks English, French and Cantonese fluently.

She is currently a Master of Science student at the University of Victoria in Exercise Sciences with a focus on Health Promotion.

Fawnia intends on working as a researcher and educator to promote nutrition and physical activity, and to create and implement initiatives to increase healthy behaviors.

She would also like to complete the required courses to become a fitness instructor.

Fawnia works at the University of Victoria as a laboratory instructor in Human Physiology and also works with the Department of National Defence in Personnel Support Programs.

Fawnia enjoys health, fitness, nutrition and travelling. She would like to travel to the exotic places in South America, specifically Peru, since she has always been fascinated with the culture, people, food, nature, and to challenge the Machu Picchu trail.

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Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language). 

French, English and Cantonese

What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?

Health, fitness, nutrition, travelling

In what sports, if any, have you participated?

Volleyball, and various dance classes such as ballet, tap and jazz

Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why? 

My grandfather, he’s been very influential for his consistent hard work when he was younger and the ability to move a whole family to Canada from China 45 years ago

What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than participating in this pageant)? 

My proudest personal accomplishment was being accepted into graduate school at the University of Victoria

What is the most interesting or unique thing that has ever happened to you and/or what is the most interesting thing about you? 

The most interesting thing that has happened to me was given the opportunity to compete in the Miss Universe Canada 2010 pageant and I’m proud and grateful to be able to compete this year again

What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal? 

I intend on working in the health promotion field as a researcher and educator, specifically promoting healthy and positive behaviors towards physical activity and nutrition

What would be your “dream job” in life?

Being an advocate for health promotion and working as a fitness instructor on the side

Are you currently a student?


If yes, where? 

Area of study:

I am currently a Master of Science student at the University of Victoria, in Exercise Sciences with a focus on Health Promotion

Are you currently employed?


If yes, what is your occupation?

I work at the University of Victoria as a laboratory instructor for Human Physiology and I also work at the Department of National Defense in Personnel Support Programs

Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.  

I was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. I spent a lot of my childhood with my grandparents in which they taught me to speak and write Cantonese while my parents were working.

List any interesting or unusual jobs you may have had. 

I think that an interesting job is one that I currently have as a laboratory instructor because I had little to no experience in teaching, so my very first class of students was very intimidating! However, as I progressed and developed skills to help me deliver classes in an effective way and without fear, I enjoy teaching and discovered that people will listen to you if you have something to offer. In this case, students want to listen because I am teaching them valuable knowledge and skills that will help them do well in the course

List any volunteering you have done.

BC Cancer Society, SOS Children’s Villages, Operation Smile

What is your most unusual talent?

I used to be a server, so I could use those large trays that can hold up to 6 plates of food. Being able to carry the load of food dishes across a restaurant impressed a lot of customers!

Where is the most interesting place you have been to? 

The most interesting place I would say would be Hawaii, it is absolutely gorgeous there

What do you hope to be doing in ten years? 

Be established in my career in health promotion, completed the necessary courses for being a fitness instructor and teach fitness classes, and to have travelled to many places in South America and Asia.