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Class of 2021: UCalgary’s President’s Award winners

Exceptional graduates recognized for academic achievement, leadership and contributions to the community. Among the recipients is Scholars Academy's Amanda Cha. 

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Class of 2021: Far from home, she's passionate about helping refugees find their way

International student and Scholars Academy student, Goundo Diarra, has a big dream and an undaunted approach to adventure, hard work and determination to succeed

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Peak Scholar helps chart route out of COVID-19

Scholars Academy alumni Rahul Arora is an entrepreneurial thinker whose innovation shows the infections that lie beneath the surface of recorded COVID cases.

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A lifetime of philanthropy: Honouring Charlie Fischer

UCalgary champion receives Association of Fundraising Professionals philanthropy award.

Fischer, who passed away last year, was posthumously honoured by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Calgary and Area Chapter, with their 2020 Generosity of Spirit Outstanding Philanthropist: Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Fischer was integral in the creation of UCalgary’s Scholars Academy, a visionary program that supports and challenges the university’s top undergraduate students. As a mentor to many students over the years, Fischer helped them reach their full potential and become exceptional leaders in their own right.

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From Calgary to Ethiopia, with love

While political unrest and violence continue to hamper dreams of peace in Ethiopia, three groups of University of Calgary students hope they can make a difference in the African nation. Led by current Scholars Academy student, Duncan Lucas, one of the projects revolves around designing and testing the feasibility of a solar-powered microgrid for a rural village of 10 households in Ethiopia.

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Students harness social media for harm-reduction initiative

The Liam Project focuses on educating and destigmatizing the narrative around substance use and addiction in youth.

The Liam Project resides primarily on Instagram. Content shared by the initiative focuses largely on substance use and addiction information. Annabelle Macrae, a Scholars Academy alumna who just completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in political science and global development, is the research powerhouse of the initiative.

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First-ever SU Mental Health Award recognizes leaders in mental health awareness

The recipients of the SU Mental Health Award are students who display leadership in the mental health community and are passionate about helping those with mental illness. Scholars Academy students Jen Park and Aaron So were among the recipients that were rewarded for their advocacy, leadership, and hands-on work. 

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Students' Union elects Nicole Schmidt as new president

Swearing-in ceremony for new SU executive and other elected officials set for early May, including current Scholars Academy students.

After weeks of forums and online campaigning, undergraduate students at UCalgary now know who their student leaders will be for the 79th Students’ Legislative Council — the decision-making body of the Students' Union (SU). Nicole Schmidt (photo above, centre) is the SU president-elect capturing 76 per cent of the vote. Schmidt will take over from current SU president Frank Finley in May.

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Two students named as finalists for McCall MacBain Scholarships

National award competition recognizes Graham Bennett and Cindy Zhang for academic strength, community leadership, and leadership potential

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Christian Farrier becomes UCalgary’s 19th Rhodes Scholar

Scholars Academy and Cumming School of Medicine alumnus is among 11 Canadians to receive a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford next year

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Scholars Academy alumni get a new way to stay connected

Thanks to the dedication and vision of a Scholars Academy alumna, the new initiative provides meaningful interdisciplinary connections within the alumni community.

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Top Scholars graduating from UCalgary

Scholars Academy sees some of the best and brightest come through its doors every year. Here are a few of the students graduating from the program and UCalgary this summer.

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2020 President's Award winners accounced:

Three out of five winners belong to the Scholars Academy

The University of Calgary is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the President’s Award for Excellence in Student Leadership. The award recognizes exceptional graduating students who have a record of academic achievement, consistently demonstrate leadership and make significant contributions to our community. Recipients include Scholars Academy students Catharine Bowman, Ruth Legese, and Hannah Rahim. 

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Class of 2020: From engineering undergrad to Rhodes Scholar

Manpreet Deol will soon be taking her own best advice for succeeding as a post-secondary student, as the Rhodes Scholar crosses the ocean to start classes at the University of Oxford.

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Class of 2020: Kinesiology grad is committed to speed, action and advocacy

Scholars Academy student, Mathieu Chin, will continue to flex his academic muscle as he furthers his studies at the Cumming School of Medicine.

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Students' Union elects Frank Finley as new president

Two Scholars Academy students amongst the new SU executive and other elected officials to be sworn in May 1.

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Two UCalgary students become Rhodes Scholars

Manpreet Deol and Emily Boucher the 17th and 18th scholars to date for university.

Former and current Scholars Academy students will be joining nine other Canadian scholars at the University of Oxford next fall. 


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