Akeil is currently attending the University of Toronto where he is exploring his interest in political science and international relations. He competes with the U of T varsity track team and plays Ontario League 1 Soccer with the Sanjaxx Lions. Akeil hopes to attend law school in the future.
“The Lang Scholar program further inspired me to always try to find new ways that I could improve the world around me. I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to engage in relevant and meaningful discussion with some outstanding individuals who were, and continue to be, genuinely invested in improving the lives of others. Also, having access to a mentor who understood what I was experiencing and could help guide me along the way was absolutely invaluable. As a graduated Lang Scholar, I now really look forward to having the opportunity of giving back to the program and I am excited to see how it evolves in the future.”
Liam attends Harvard University and is studying molecular and cellular biology. He is on the Harvard Club basketball team and volunteers as an economics tutor.
“The Lang Scholar program provided me with an incredible opportunity to connect with number of other UCC boys and Old Boys who had similar interests and passions. I am lucky to be a part of such a group!”
Louis is in his first year at The Stephen J. P. Smith School of Business at Queen’s University where he’s exploring his interests in macroeconomics, value investing and accounting. Last summer, he interned in the investment division of SSQ Financial Group in Montreal. Louis is a key player on the Queen’s varsity football team and teaches French with the University’s peer tutoring program.
“I see The Lang Scholar Program as a trampoline. The more drive and effort you put into the program, the higher the jump and reward will be. It is a well-rounded program that is geared toward individual growth and where diminishing returns are non-existent. Personally, it presented me with an incredible mentorship opportunity and access to a lifelong brotherhood.”
Philippe is currently studying at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He plays for the football team and participates in the Bowdoin Finance Society. He is interested in pursuing law, business, foreign affairs, economics and entrepreneurship. Philippe has a passion for travelling and hopes to explore different places throughout the world.
“The Lang Scholar program benefited me in numerous ways. I had the opportunity to meet extremely inspiring alumni who directly impacted my perceptions of leadership, my career interests and my overall sense of life. On top of outside speakers, we had many meetings with Dr. Power and Mr. Lang himself who lead insightful conversations. All these discussions, conferences and activities truly enhanced the bonds between Lang Scholars and allowed life-lasting friendships to be made. I am a proud and thankful Lang Scholar.”
Philippe is in his first year of the dentistry program at Laval University in Québec City. He loves travelling and has recently explored Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. He competes with Club de Rugby de Québec and volunteers as a football coach for his former high school where he also serves the school’s association as external vice president. Over the summer, Philippe worked in an administrative role at a hospital and began to learn Spanish.
“The Lang Scholar Program provided me with a successful dentist as a mentor. I am aware of the incredible chance to have an experienced professional available to answer my questions and to give me advice to be successful and qualified.”