I never got the pleasure of meeting Donna Williams, however; my impression of her is that she was an incredible woman with a zest for life and outstanding contributions in her professional life, a quality I strive towards as I make my way into the environmental field. Prior to applying, I decided that if I […]
Maggie Brennan – St-Aubin Ouellette Bursary for Student-Athletes and Dr. Bob Wanzel Sports Administration Bursary
With a Bachelor of Commerce, Sports Administration Program, I graduated from Laurentian on April 2017. However, I couldn’t have made it without the support of Laurentian’s donors. As a former member of Women’s Hockey Team, I am definitely familiar with the challenges student-athletes face. During my studies at Laurentian, I received the Dr. Bob Wanzel […]
I always knew I wanted to go to university after I graduated high school. I remember flipping through all the university handbooks and imagining different careers, and finally landing on Psychology at Laurentian. I remember feeling so excited when I was accepted, and spending the whole summer deciding what to bring for my first year […]
Jason Kontak – B.A. (Honours) History and Political Science 2007; Strategic Initiatives Analyst – Office of the Premier
I believe in Laurentian University’s Model Parliament. It is a chance to showcase Laurentian’s talent and diversity. This is what inspired me to create the Leaders of Tomorrow Fund in Celebration of Laurentian University’s Model Parliament that supports the costs of attending model parliament for students in any field of study who have an interest […]
There is a new scholarship available at Laurentian University this year: the R. W. Drysdale Memorial Scholarship in Aquatic Science, offered through the Vale Living With Lakes Centre. This annual award supports graduate students who are conducting research in aquatic biology. The award was established in 2016 in memory of Richard Drysdale, a well-known Sudbury […]
Growing up in a single parent home can be challenging, but that hasn’t stopped Celina Rios-Nadeau from pursuing her dream of becoming an architect. “I love design and how it really inspires people,” Rios-Nadeau said. “Through my adolescence, it was a challenge growing up with my mom and two brothers, but since I’ve been in […]
While Canada has been his home since he was nine years old, Konstantin Manukyan is a long way from his birthplace of St. Petersburg, Russia. The incredible buildings that surrounded him in those early days sparked a deep passion for architecture; however, pursuing this interest may not have been possible in his home country. “It […]
I taught here for 36 years, and I am aware of the difficulties faced by many students. When I went to University, it was a struggle. I was working and going to school and had no family support. In my third-year, I faced seriously financial difficulties. I will never forget the day my dean came […]
I played for the men’s soccer program for four seasons, and as a result of that, the soccer program means “family” to me. As a recent graduate, I have decided to give back because I was very fortunate during my time with the soccer program to have received some help. After graduating, I was lucky enough to be able to reciprocate […]
Ever since he can remember, Christopher Baziw has dreamed of becoming an architect. “Architecture has always been a passion and love of mine,” he said. “I was one of those kids who loved to play with Legos and was lucky enough to have parents that trusted me to build a tree fort out of lumber […]
After being awarded the Post-Secondary Aboriginal Education and Training Bursary for the second consecutive year, Laurentian University master’s student, Kristy-Anne Dubé, feels honoured to receive an award that celebrates her Indigenous ancestry. “It makes me proud to be Métis,” Dubé said. “For the essay, I wrote about how my Métis ancestors, especially in Northern Ontario, […]
Despite a long year of balancing a packed schedule, studying for exams and getting up early for practice, Ayden Meilleur, a third-year Laurentian Voyageur student-athlete, believes all his hard work has “paid off” after being named a recipient of the Frederick Arthur Walmesley Memorial Bursary. “It’s really nice to be appreciated like this,” said Meilleur, […]
Receiving a bursary is definitely something to be proud of, but receiving a bursary in someone’s memory is “quite an honour,” according to Konrad Gorski, a third-year student at Laurentian University. As a recipient of the Keith Sinclair Memorial Bursary, Gorski, who is majoring in Political Science and minoring in French and Spanish, believes this […]
Looking back, my university years were the best of my life. They didn’t start out that way though.
I am a donor because I am passionate about what I do and invested in doing what I can to support my students.
Every time I visit Laurentian, I’m amazed by all the changes and innovations on campus and I can’t wait to come back and see more.
The financial relief was overwhelming but there was something else also, the fact that someone out there that had never met me, wanted me to succeed.