2018 President’s and Chancellors’ Scholarships Awarded

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2018 President’s and Chancellor’s Scholarships Awarded

Back Row:  Dayna Rachkowski,  Aidan Brushett, Christian Mastrangelo, Zeyad Ghulam, Nina Harris. Front Row: Martha Billes, Kristen Ashworth, Tiana Bressen, Beverly Grace Boyd, Aiza Asif, Nicholas Bannon, Franco Vaccarino. Absent: Sophia Hou

Eleven incoming undergraduate students received top University of Guelph scholarships August 31.

Seven students received President’s Scholarships, which recognize high school achievements, leadership abilities and citizenship activities.

Two students received the Lincoln Alexander Chancellor’s Scholarship. The award, named for former longtime chancellor Lincoln Alexander, recognizes top students who have made significant community contributions and who are Aboriginal, a member of a visible minority or a person with a disability.

U of G president Franco Vaccarino and chancellor Martha Billes presented the awards at the Arboretum Centre.

Chancellors’ Scholarships

These entrance scholarships were established in honour of current and past University of Guelph Chancellors. The awards recognize students of academic distinction who have taken leadership roles in activities that demonstrate an interest in international relations and development, or in activities relating to arts and culture, and demonstrate the potential to become a leader in society.

  • Nina Harris Bachelor of Science (Bio-medical Science)
    North York, Ontario
    Mentor: Tom Gibson, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Studies
  • Cristian Mastrangelo Bachelor of Science (Animal Biology)
    Toronto, Ontario
    Mentor: Deep Khosa, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine

Lincoln Alexander Chancellor’s Scholarship

These entrance awards honour the memory of Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Guelph and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander. The awards were created to recognize students of academic distinction who are Aboriginal People of Canada, persons with a disability or members of a racialized group and who have made significant contributions to their schools and their communities.

  • Aiza Asif Bachelor of Science (Bio-medical Science)
    Iroquois Falls, Ontario
    Mentors: Cate Dewey, Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Matthew Little, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine
  • Zeyad Ghulam Bachelor of Science (Software Engineering Co-op)
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Mentor: Medhat Moussa, Professor, Department of Engineering

President’s Scholarship

The President’s Scholarships were established in honour of donors and distinguished members of the University of Guelph.  These entrance awards recognize students of academic distinction who have made significant contributions to their schools and their communities and demonstrate the potential to become leaders in society.

The President’s Scholarship endowment fund is supported by numerous donors, including alumni, friends, faculty and staff.

  • Kristen Ashworth Bachelor of Science (Bio-medical Science)
    Oakville, Ontario
    Mentor: Jim Petrik, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Nicholas Bannon (Food and Agricultural Business, Co-op)
    Shelburne, Ontario
    Mentor: Getu Hailu, Professor, Department of Food Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Beverly Grace Boyd Bachelor of Science (Animal Biology)
    Cobourg, Ontario
    Mentor: Jason Coe, Associate Professor, Department of Population Medicine
  • Tiana Bressen Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)
    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
    Mentor: John Runciman, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering
  • Aidan Brushett Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Biology and Conservation)
    Whitby, Ontario
    Mentor: John Fryxell, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
  • Sophia Hou Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Human Nutrition)
    Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Mentor: Hannah Tait Neufeld, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
  • Dayna Rachkowski Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Governance)
    Sudbury, Ontario
    Mentor: Noella Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Geography