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University of Toronto announces 2013 Schulich Leader Scholarship winners

September 30, 2013

TORONTO, ON – Emma Hansen [Ancast­er ON] and Joan Romero [Toron­to, ON] have been named recip­i­ents of the 2013–2014 Schulich Lead­ers Schol­ar­ships. The Schulich Lead­ers Schol­ar­ships are worth $60,000 over four years.

The Schulich Leader Schol­ar­ships annu­al pro­gram rec­og­nizes 40 stu­dents across Cana­da who demon­strate excel­lence in aca­d­e­mics and/or com­mu­ni­ty lead­er­ship and who plan to study one of the STEM sub­jects – Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy, Engi­neer­ing or Math­e­mat­ics – dur­ing their under­grad­u­ate years of study at one of 20 par­tic­i­pat­ing Uni­ver­si­ties.

Schulich Lead­ers were select­ed from a pool of Schulich Leader Nom­i­nees who applied their nom­i­na­tion to the uni­ver­si­ty. Every high school, sec­ondary school and CEGEP (in Que­bec) can nom­i­nate one stu­dent each to be eli­gi­ble to receive the schol­ar­ship. This year there were 996 Schulich Leader Nom­i­nees.

Schulich Leader Schol­ar­ships were cre­at­ed by Cana­di­an busi­ness leader and phil­an­thropist Sey­mour Schulich and is man­aged by the UJA Fed­er­a­tion of Greater Toron­to. In addi­tion to the Cana­di­an pro­gram, a sim­i­lar Schulich Leader Schol­ar­ships pro­gram is being car­ried out in Israel. This $100-mil­lion schol­ar­ship ini­tia­tive was imple­ment­ed to secure the future eco­nom­ic com­pet­i­tive­ness of Cana­da and Israel and is designed to ensure that future Cana­di­an and Israeli lead­ers are among the next pio­neers of glob­al sci­en­tif­ic research and inno­va­tion. For more infor­ma­tion, please vis­it

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to has assem­bled one of the strongest research and teach­ing fac­ul­ties in North Amer­i­ca, pre­sent­ing top stu­dents at all lev­els with an intel­lec­tu­al envi­ron­ment unmatched in breadth and depth on any oth­er Cana­di­an cam­pus.

U of T fac­ul­ty co-author more research arti­cles than their col­leagues at any uni­ver­si­ty in the U.S. or Cana­da oth­er than Har­vard. As a mea­sure of impact, U of T con­sis­tent­ly ranks along­side the top five U.S. uni­ver­si­ties whose dis­cov­er­ies are most often cit­ed by oth­er researchers around the world. U of T fac­ul­ty are also wide­ly rec­og­nized for their teach­ing strengths and com­mit­ment to grad­u­ate super­vi­sion. Estab­lished in 1827, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to today oper­ates in down­town Toron­to, Mis­sis­sauga and Scar­bor­ough, as well as in nine renowned part­ner hos­pi­tals.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Erin Clif­ford
Stu­dent Awards Offi­cer
Uni­ver­si­ty Advance­ment
Tel: 416–978-5701

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