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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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