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Current Lang Scholars

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  • PJ Bujouves ’19

    PJ is captain of varsity soccer, co-heads the improv club, and has a senior role on the varsity hockey and badminton teams. He’s also a Horizons tutor. This year PJ is spearheading the launch of UCC’s current events club. Outside of school, PJ is a longstanding member of the Power FC soccer academy and the GTHL AAA team, and he’s a community-based trainer for younger soccer and hockey players.
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  • Henry Gage ’19

    Henry is on the executive board of the Model UN club and the leadership committee of the peer tutoring club. He’s the co-captain of the varsity cross country and track teams. Henry is also a Horizons tutor and he plays with the senior jazz band. Outside of UCC he’s a member of the University of Toronto track club, and as a volunteer with the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Henry will be helping with a clinical research project.
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  • James Kingsmill ’19

    James is varsity swim captain, last year winning various medals and breaking school records in the junior 50 meter backstroke and the junior 200 meter medley relay. He’s also a member of the varsity tennis team, and plays in provincial-level tournaments outside of school. James is lead flute in the senior wind ensemble, and plays the flute and alto sax in the senior jazz band. He does math tutoring for Horizons and is a member of the engineering society.
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  • Jeremy Kofman ’19

    Jeremy is a member of varsity cross country and hockey. He also belongs to the North York Knights Minor Midget AA hockey team, number-one-ranked in the province and GTHL city champions in 2016-17. This year Jeremy has founded and is co-heading UCC’s marketing club. He also works with children with disabilities at Camp Towhee. He’s considering a post-secondary degree in business and law.
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  • Brennan Lupyrypa ’19

    Brennan is co-captain of the varsity baseball team and he also plays varsity football. He volunteers with Horizons as a lacrosse tutor, and helps coach the Y8 football program. Brennan is a member of the investment and marketing clubs. For the past seven years, Brennan has played for the Willowdale Blackhawks “A” hockey team. He’s also played for the Ontario Blue Jays and the Toronto Mets, two of Canada’s top amateur baseball programs.
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  • Dylan Zhao ’19

    Dylan plays on the varsity volleyball and track and field teams. Previously, he rowed for three years. Outside of UCC, as a member of the Venom Volleyball club, Dylan and his team came second this year in the Tier 2 Nationals. Dylan’s favourite subjects are biology and chemistry, and he’s a Horizons tutor. Dylan is planning to go into the field of medicine.
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  • Rupert Davies ’18

    Rupert is the arts captain and his favourite Higher Level subjects are film and music. He’s a member of College Film and the music production club. Rupert is also co-captain of the varsity rowing team. Last year Rupert won a music production remix contest hosted by his favourite artist, Zeds Dead, earning a performance slot at their electronic concert for New Year’s in Chicago.
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  • Calvin Jeffrey ’18

    Calvin is a member of the varsity football, basketball, and track and field teams. He’s a Blue Army general and a Seaton’s prefect. His favourite subject is Higher Level European history, and he enjoys exploring the nature Toronto has to offer. Calvin is also a member of UCC’s Unicef club. After graduation, he hopes to study law.
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  • Will McCreadie ’18

    Will is co-captain of the varsity cross country and track teams. In 2016, he helped lead the cross country team to 20 OFSAA qualifications, the most in UCC’s history. He serves as a mentor to the Prep running team and is a member of the University of Toronto track club. Will is also a Scadding’s prefect and Horizons tutor, and he heads the Quiddity literary journal and the Bio Run club.
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  • Elliott McDermott ’18

    Elliott is head of Wedd’s and co-captain of both the varsity volleyball and varsity rugby teams. He’s also captain of varsity hockey and a member of the improv club. As a senior session leader in boarding, Elliott helps lead peer-to-peer meetings to discuss topics like dealing with stress and homesickness. Elliott is also a Horizons math tutor and a student ambassador. Outside of school he volunteers at Toronto East General Hospital.
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  • Tristan Vaillancourt-Gauthier ’18

    Wedd’s House Prefect Tristan is a student ambassador and a member of the Boarding Leadership Community. His favourite subjects are math and physics. He’s a member of the varsity hockey and track and field teams, and he heads up the world languages club. Tristan is also a peer tutor. His hobbies outside of school include sports, music and travelling.
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  • Chris Willcocks ’18

    Christopher is co-captain of the varsity rowing team and an Orr’s prefect. He’s also a member of College Film and the entrepreneurial club, and he tutors with Horizons. His favourite subjects are economics and math. During the summers, Christopher volunteers at the CNIB camp and runs his own business, Windwood.
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Lang Scholar Graduates

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  • Keenan Conlon ’17

    Keenan is in his first year of the Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies program at Western, with advanced entry opportunity to the Ivey Business School. He’s involved with the Western Investment Club and is a member of both the Industrials and Financial Institutions research groups. Keenan continues to work as a service rep at Libro Credit Union, and he’s running his own bookkeeping business, Finlite Financial Services. He’s also playing intramural hockey, golf and tennis.
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  • Sevion DaCosta ’17

    Sevion is a freshman at Claremont McKenna College in California, majoring in government. As a member of the football team, Sevion played in two games but is sitting the rest of the season out due to injuries. Sevion is a member of the mock trial club, Black Student Affairs, Christian Athletes, and the student government body Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College. He’s also working as a research assistant at the Rose Institute for Local and State Government.
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  • Hannibal de Pencier ’17

    Hannibal is at McGill, currently majoring in English literature, but planning to switch to a double major in English and art history, minoring in linguistics. A shoulder injury has prevented him from playing rugby, but he’s enjoying writing for the McGill Tribune opinion section. Along with fellow Lang Scholar Pearce Gould, Hannibal is helping organize a cancer research fundraiser run by the Management Undergraduate Society.
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  • Pearce Gould ’17

    Pearce is a first-year Bachelor of Commerce student at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. He plays on the varsity rugby team, and is involved with the Case Competitions League. This summer he completed a 52-day canoe trip in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia.  Along with fellow Lang Scholar Hannibal dePencier, Pearce is helping organize a cancer research fundraiser run by McGill’s Management Undergraduate Society.
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  • Trevor Hutcheson ’17

    Trevor is in his second year as a commerce student at the Queen’s Smith School of Business. Within commerce he is a member of the Queen’s Real Estate Association. In addition, as a member of the executive team that plans the Queen’s Sports Industry Conference, Trevor is responsible for arranging panel and keynote speakers. He plans on playing rugby for Queen’s this fall.
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  • Darwin Jimal ’17

    Darwin was one of only 10 students accepted into the Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) in 2017. While finishing his final year in the undergraduate portion of his program in environmental sciences, he continues to work with a research team on infection control in the Neonatal ICU at Kingston General Hospital. He also volunteers at KGH and, in his spare time, Darwin plays intramural soccer. He spent the summer of 2018 exploring a new potential career path as an intern with TD Securities investment banking.
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  • Malcolm Risk ’17

    As the first UCC student to receive the prestigious McEuen Scholarship to the University of St Andrews in Scotland, Malcolm is pursuing a degree in math and philosophy and playing on the lacrosse team. Malcolm is debating for St Andrews at the world championships in Mexico in December.
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  • Kalil Shaw ’17

    Kal is a sophomore at Princeton University, studying electrical engineering on a pre-medical track. He has been a research assistant in Professor Claire Gmachl’s Lab developing highly sensitive noninvasive sensors. Recently, he became a co-founder of Alira Infrared Biosensing, a startup company focused on bringing this technology from the lab to the public. Kal continues to volunteer for Engineers Without Borders’ Kenya Chapter and Musical Outreach in New Jersey, and he chairs Minds on Math, a charity he founded for marginalized students back home in the GTA. In his spare time, Kal stays active playing on the Princeton Club Soccer Team.
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  • Robert Walker ’17

    Robert is currently taking a gap year before attending Harvard in the fall of 2018. He’s working at the startup Hubdoc in Toronto between September and February, and then he plans to travel for three months in Southeast Asia. At Harvard, Robert will take a variety of courses including computer science, political philosophy and English literature, before declaring a major at the end of second year.
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  • Mattia Colangelo ’16

    Mattia is a sophomore at the University of Chicago, majoring in economics and playing on the men’s basketball team. In his freshman year, Mattia made the Dean’s List, earned the University Athletic Association’s All-Academic honours, and in February was named Order of the “C”’s Athlete of the Week for his positive contributions to basketball. This past summer, Mattia attended courses at the London School of Economics.
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  • Darren Elias ’16

    Darren is in his third year at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, focusing in economics, strategic management and political science. He is a member of McGill’s men’s varsity rugby team, a writer for the McGill Students Business Review, and was recently selected to the BCom Mentoring Program. He also regularly participates in case competitions. In the summer of 2018 he travelled to South Africa with other undergrad students as a consultant to work with a social enterprise in Johannesburg.
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  • Simon Higgins ’16

    Simon is at Middlebury College in Vermont pursuing a major in political science. He’s shifted his interest in cross country to finance, and is a member of the Student Investment Committee.
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  • Clayton Jeffrey ’16

    Now in his third year of psychology studies at Cornell University, Clayton continues to conduct research at Cornell’s Personality Attachment and Control Lab. He looks forward to serving as a campus-wide peer counsellor with Cornell’s mental health services, after training for this role in recent semesters. He is also an upperclassman on the varsity track and field team.
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  • Jack Norton ’16

    Jack is in his second year at McGill, studying pharmacology. After a good first season with the Varsity Ski Team, he is now in a leadership role with the team. He is also a leader in McGill’s orientation week. For the past six summers, Jack held a job as a senior pro, teaching tennis. During the gap year he took after graduating from UCC, Jack trained and competed with the Ontario Alpine Ski Team. He also biked more than 1,000 km along the California coast, from north of San Francisco to the Mexican border.
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  • Aidan Power ’16

    Aidan is in his third year at Middlebury College, in Vermont, and is majoring in economics and American studies. He had a great last season as a wide receiver on the Middlebury football team. Aidan spent the past summer in Rhode Island lifeguarding and taking classes.
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  • Zacharie Quiviger ’16

    Now in his third year at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, Zacharie is working towards a Bachelor of Commerce in Honours Economics with a minor in Political Science. A recipient of the Greville Smith Scholarship, he was also awarded the Sir William MacDonald Scholarship for 2017–18 and the John V. Galley Scholarship for 2018–19. He plays flag-football during the academic year and spent the past two summers travelling to several countries, including Thailand, Laos, Qatar, Russia and Turkey. Last year, he coached cadet football at Montreal’s Jean-Eudes, his former high school, and this fall he plans to coach men’s flag-football at the CÉGEP de Maisonneuve.
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  • Justin Wong ’16

    Justin is a Bachelor of Medical Sciences student at Western University. He’s involved with Right to Play Western, part of an international humanitarian organization using sport and play to nurture positive change in disadvantaged areas around the globe. Justin is a member of the Running for London track club, and a researcher for the Consumer Retail group within the Western Investment Club.
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  • Philippe Archambault ’15

    Now in his third year at Queen’s, Phillipe spent the summer completing an internship in private wealth management at National Bank. He’s currently on exchange just outside London at the University of Warwick, where he’s gaining eye-opening knowledge from the English perspective on business and economics. He’s hoping to get involved with the Warwick Finance Society. Phillipe is feeling very fortunate to discover the unique historical and artistic characteristics of iconic European cities.
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  • Louis Christophe Hébert ’15

    Louis Christophe (LC) is now in his senior year at Queen’s Smith School of Business, where he’s studying finance, with a focus on asset pricing. He plays receiver for the Queen’s varsity football team and teaches French in the peer tutoring program. During the summer of 2018 he completed an internship on the Barclays trading floor in New York, and last winter he attended the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen as part of an international exchange program. LC continues to be a UCC ambassador, currently representing the Smith School as a member of the high school liaison team.
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  • Jeff Misner ’15

    Jeffrey — seen here sporting the beginnings of his Movember ’stache — is a third-year commerce student at Queen’s. He plays on the varsity rugby team and is a member of the Queen’s Sales Industry Association. Jeffrey has co-founded SaveYou, a service that reduces payment processing costs for companies across North America.
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  • Akiel Zarudny ’15

    Akiel is pursuing a double major in economics and political science at the University of Toronto. He competes with the U of T varsity track team. Akeil hopes to attend law school in the future.
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  • Phillippe Martin ’14

    Philippe will graduate from the dentistry program at Laval University in May 2019. He is serving his third and final year as vice-president of finance for Laval’s council for dental medicine students. From June 2017 to June 2018, he was also regional councillor for the eastern Canadian universities of the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations. In the summer of 2018 he spent 10 weeks in Benin, Africa, in an international traineeship program.
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  • Liam Power ’14

    Liam is in his third year at Harvard and an undergraduate researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He tutors in Harvard’s economics department and is a mental health liaison on campus. This upcoming summer, Liam will be applying to medical school, and, possibly, joint MD/PhD programs.
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What people are saying about the Lang Scholar Program
To be a Lang Scholar is humbling. Above and beyond the athletics or academics, it’s an award that embodies the epitome of character, often unrecognized amongst merit-based awards. I have been honoured to be a part of such a spectacular group of people. If the program has taught me anything, it’s that striving to be the best you can will inspire others to reach their full potential.
—Chris Willcocks ’18
I am lucky to be a Lang Scholar, and I look forward to being a part of the program's continuing development.
—Liam Power ’14
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