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Lang Scholars

    • 2023–24 Lang Scholars

Recognizing remarkable students

The Lang Scholar Program at Upper Canada College recognizes extraordinary leadership potential. Each year up to 15 scholars are chosen for this program intended to inspire tomorrow’s change-makers.
Lang Scholars are “all-rounders” who embody the athletic and academic achievements and strength of character of a remarkable alumnus, Stu Lang ’70. Although there’s no financial award tied to this honours program, Lang Scholars receive access to unique enrichment opportunities, including leadership training conferences and guest speakers who will inspire them to become steady, confident leaders. In turn, they’re expected to contribute to College life through the mentorship of younger athletes and additional community service.
Introduced in 2013, this program is also the College’s way of honouring Lang, whose $11-million donation to UCC is one of the largest single donations in Canadian independent school history. The Lang Scholar Program was designed to be equally game-changing. It is an opportunity to recognize student achievement and to continue to attract high-calibre students to UCC and celebrate their demonstrated excellence.
The outstanding students chosen for the program clearly represent UCC values such as learning, service and community. The program mentors and inspires them as they strive to be their best selves. It’s UCC’s highest hope that our community of Lang Scholars will evolve as a force to lead, mentor, inspire, achieve, and maintain a vital link to the College after graduation.
Meet the Lang Scholars, both current student-athletes and alumni, who are already making a difference in the world. Keep an eye on them. They’re going places.

Meet the Lang Scholars 2023–24

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  • Andrew Li ’24

    The head of McHugh’s House and a member of the Board of Stewards, Andrew captains the UCC varsity tennis team and plays for the varsity basketball and rowing teams. His consistent outstanding abilities on the courts and water led to him receiving an Athlete of the Year award in Year 11, when he also received a Gold Service Tie. Last year Andrew served on UCC’s Debate Team, helping them win silver at the Bilingual Provincials. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing the piano and spending time with his family and friends. Now entering his final year at UCC, Andrew hopes to co-found the very first pickleball club at the College.
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  • Ben Warren ’24

    The head of Orr’s House and a member of the Board of Stewards, Ben serves as captain for the UCC varsity basketball team and plays a leading role on the varsity volleyball team. He has been the recipient of numerous awards during his time at UCC, including the H. Earl Elliot Prize for Merit and the General Proficiency award. Ben is also a member of the Biology and UNICEF clubs here at the College, and has a passion for cooking and artistic design. Heading in to the new school year, Ben looks to secure both an Athlete of the Year and a second General Proficiency award, while also creating a positive impact for those around him through community service.
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  • Charlie Guilfoyle ’24

    A member of Bremner’s House, Charlie serves as the captain to the College varsity cross country team and is seen as a strong candidate for the captaincies of the varsity rowing and varsity track and field teams. During his time at UCC, he made the Principal’s List in Year 8 and enjoys studying math, geography, and economics. Outside of UCC, Charlie enjoys running and plays hockey for private clubs. Charlie’s goals for his final year at the College include earning a General Proficiency award and making it to the provincial-level races in both cross country and track and field.
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  • Giacomo D’Alesio ’24

    A prefect for Seaton’s House, Giacomo is assistant captain on the varsity hockey team and is a member of the varsity rugby team at UCC. Giacomo was a member of the Captain’s Program under Coach Noble, and enjoys studying economics, global politics, and sports science. Outside of the College, he can be found spending time with friends and family, working out and enjoying the outdoors. Entering his final year at UCC, Giacomo looks to maintain his high academic standing and seeks to secure a spot playing hockey at a D1 college and pursue a career in business and law after his time at the College comes to an end. 
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  • LC Tremblay ’24

    A member of Wedd’s House, Louis-Charles ‘LC’ was last year’s assistant captain for both the UCC varsity hockey and varsity frisbee teams. His consistent excellence on the ice led him to win the Offensive Player of the Year award in 2022–23. Outside of UCC — where he enjoys studying sports science — LC enjoys playing golf, listening to music, and training at the gym. In the coming school years, LC hopes to maintain a high academic standing in his classes in the hopes of securing a spot in a D1 or D3 university hockey program.
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  • Michael Cowling ’24

    A prefect for Martland’s House, Michael plays on both the varsity football and varsity rugby teams at UCC. As a result of his on-field talent, Michael has also been the recipient of the varsity football MVP and Athlete of the Year awards in Year 11. When off the ‘pitch,’ Michael is a member of the UCC Social Council and enjoys going to the gym, reading, and watching movies in his free time. Going into his final year at UCC, Michael seeks to maintain high academic standing in his classes and help the varsity rugby and football teams win the CISAA in 2023–24.
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  • Spencer MacInnis ’24

    The head of Scadding’s House, Spencer serves as the captain for UCC’s Varsity Baseball team. Baseball is a true passion for Spencer, who also plays for the Toronto Mets of the Canadian Premier Baseball League outside of school. Here at the College, Spencer also plays for the varsity basketball team and is a member of the Financial Literacy Club. Coming into his last year at UCC, Spencer seeks to help the varsity baseball and basketball teams make it all the way to CISAA championships before pursuing a career in baseball in the USA.
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  • Taran Hooey ’24

    Taran is the Head Steward and a Howard’s House mentor for the 2023–24 academic year. He is captain of the varsity basketball and varsity lacrosse teams, as well as the co-head of the Truth and Reconciliation Club. Music plays a significant role in Taran’s personal life and plays both guitar and piano. For his final year at UCC, he hopes to maintain a high academic standing in his classes, be a star contributor and leader on his sport teams and to exemplify the values of the Lang Scholar Program by giving back to the community.
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  • Leo Schneeberg ’24

    A member of Orr’s House, Leo plays varsity hockey and varsity lacrosse at UCC. Leo has been the recipient of multiple awards during his five years at the College, including a product design award, the Principal’s List in Year 9 and 10, General Proficiency and the academic tie. He enjoys music and was a part of the music production club in Year 10. Leo is currently a member of the UNICEF club and College Film. In his free time he also enjoys skiing, wake surfing and golfing and in the summers he volunteers as an instructor at a hockey camp in Muskoka. His favourite subjects are English, history and product design.
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  • Atom Thususka ’25

    A member of Seaton’s House, Atom plays on both the UCC varsity hockey and varsity rugby teams. Last year his talent on the field secured him a Rookie of the Year award for varsity rugby. On the academic side, he enjoys studying biology and English. In his free time, Atom enjoys solving puzzles and spending time with his friends. Atom’s goals for the 2023–24 school year include maintaining his high academic standard and beginning the pursuit of a career in hockey after graduation.
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  • Chisom Ochuba ’25

    The grade representative for Wedd’s, Chisom Ochuba serves as President of the Black Excellence Society and plays on the UCC varsity volleyball, basketball, and rugby teams. A member of DECA and the League of Innovators club, Chisom has received numerous awards during his time at the College. These include a Gold Tie, Athlete of the Year awards for both Year 9 and 10, the Class of ’57 trophy, and General Proficiency for Year 9. For his next two years at UCC, Chisom hopes to continue being a leader on his sports teams and contribute to making a positive difference in his community. He looks to obtain a position as a Steward as well.
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  • Ethan Moynan ’25

    A member of Mowbray’s House, Ethan plays on the UCC varsity football, varsity swimming, and varsity rugby teams. During his time at the College, he earned an Academic Tie for both Year 8 and 9, made the Principal’s List and earned General Proficiency. A well-rounded student, Ethan also started and chaired his own club dedicated to teaching computer graphics and has been a proud member of the UCC School Band in the Wind Ensemble. Ethan loves learning new things and is fascinated by AI technology. For his penultimate school year at UCC, Ethan seeks to maintain the high standards he has set for himself both academically and athletically.
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  • Liam McKay ’25

    A member of Mowbray’s House, Liam is an athlete on the UCC varsity squash and varsity cross country teams. He is also a member of the UCC Chess and Truth and Reconciliation clubs and is the recipient of the Silver Service Tie award for 100 volunteer hours. Liam continues his involvement in athletics at the College by serving as a member of the UCC Athletic Council. Outside of the College, Liam serves as a volunteer coach for juniors in both tennis and squash. During the winter he also coaches a junior downhill ski race team. Liam plays squash at an international level and hopes to win the Canadian Nationals this year. His other goals for this school year include earning General Proficiency and contributing to another CISAA-winning squash team.
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  • Elliot Lascelles ’26

    A member of Howard’s House and former Year 9 Learning/Service Representative, Elliot plays on the UCC varsity baseball and soccer teams. He is a recent recipient of the Athlete of the Year, General Proficiency, Principal’s List and Academic Tie awards. Elliot is also a member of the Academic Council, Helping Hands club and the Duke of Edinburgh Award club (having completed his Bronze Award). Outside of school, Elliot plays elite baseball in the Canadian Premier Baseball League and enjoys watching Formula 1 racing and playing video games. Coming into his next school year at UCC, Elliot hopes to take on new leadership responsibilities.
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  • Laurence Fiorini ’26

    A member of Bremner’s House, Laurence plays for the UCC U16 basketball and track and field teams and the varsity soccer team. During his time at the College, Laurence has been awarded Rookie of the Year for the varsity soccer team and Athlete of the Year in Year 9. Laurence is a member of the League of Innovators club (where he works as an executive for their research team) as well as the Investment and Financial Literacy clubs. His goals for his 2023–24 school year at UCC include becoming a member of the varsity basketball team, becoming captain of the varsity soccer team, and earning an Academic Tie.
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  • Stu Lang ’70

    An athlete, volunteer and businessman, Stuart (Stu) Lang embodies UCC’s highest virtues and values.
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  • Advisory Board

    L.C. Herbert ’15

    John Hockin ’89

    Stu Lang ’70

    J.P. Mackay ’02

    Jim Power

    Rodger Wright ’70
  • Program Team

    Dr. Jeff Aitken
    Program Director

    Leanne Gardner
    Program Manager

    Andrew MacDougall

    Program Lead

    Emily Moir
    Lang National Scholars Program

    Dan Noble
    Captain's Program
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