A: I was sitting in Toronto Pearson International Airport on a delayed flight and I was bored. Then Loran called and it was a brief conversation. I immediately called my mom and she was so excited she screamed and cried when I told her.
A: Being a Loran Scholar is going to play a huge role in my future mostly because of the financial freedom it gives me to explore my interests. The Loran Award is about having the freedom to expose and challenge yourself within the world. I'm super excited to join the Loran network
A: I'm really excited to be a part of the SHAD community. SHAD was one of the best times in my life. I send Christmas cards to my friends each year and we attend each other’s graduations across Canada. Having access to the SHAD network is a big advantage.
A: In the past I’ve ran two social justice clubs, participated at high level in speed skating and working 35 hours each week. You make time for the things you make time for. I always find time for my Loran friends and SHAD friends.
A: My biggest goal is being an innovative and creative community leader. I plan to attend Dalhousie University in September to double major in Neuroscience and business. After that I want to attend medical school to become a surgeon. I eventually want to go back and work in rural Canadian communities. Being from a rural and remote community, I have seen that there is a shortage of doctors, a real crisis. I have been inspired to do something about it.
A: I mentioned SHAD in my application for the Loran Award. SHAD even played a big role in my answers during my interview for the scholarship. SHAD was an eye opener; I suddenly wasn’t the best. I had a “holy moly” moment and that was one of the best things I could have had. And on top of that it was the learning experiences that exposed me to new career paths and helped me see my real strengths. I gained a taste for entrepreneurship that I never had before. I know my exposure to STEM and business will be extremely beneficial no matter where I go in life.
A: The realization that there are endless opportunities for you to create your own path.
A: What I learned at SHAD played a role in my development, which led to me becoming a Loran Scholar.