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Meet the Lang Scholars

Current Lang Scholars

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  • Alex Dreger ’20

    Alex is a member of the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams. He’s also an elected prefect of Bremner’s House. Alex plays the clarinet and is a part of the senior band. He’s earned many awards including the Class of ‘57 trophy, Tom Lawson award, Geography prize in Year 10, and Spanish prize in Year 9. Alex’s favourite subjects at UCC are math and physics. In his free time he loves to read, especially about sabermetrics and statistical analysis, and go on canoe trips throughout the summer.
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  • Josh Duckman ’20

    Josh is a member of the varsity soccer and track and field teams. He won the athlete of the year award in Year 10 and was recently elected to be a prefect of Howard’s House. Josh’s favourite subjects are sports science and biology. He enjoys playing hockey, spending time at the cottage, and relaxing with family and friends. Josh plans on pursuing soccer after UCC.
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  • Reid Gledhill ’21

    Reid is a member of both the varsity soccer and squash teams. Outside of UCC he plays soccer, squash and hockey. Reid is also a recipient of an academic tie and was on the Principal’s List in both 2017 and 2018. Other extracurricular activities include volunteering for Horizons and the Out of the Cold Foundation, and watching and playing many sports. Reid’s favourite subjects are math, computer science and biology. In his free time he enjoys fishing, playing bridge, travelling, coding, reading, and spending time with family.
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  • Juan David Guerra ’20

    Juan is head of the Spanish club, as well as a member of both the varsity volleyball and track and field teams. His favourite subjects are biology and chemistry and he’s also very interested in music. Juan earned the general proficiency award, Cayley Waterloo math contest certificate of distinction, and the varsity volleyball most improved player award. He’s a member of Howard’s House and in his free time he loves to spend time with his friends.
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  • Shaan Hooey ’20

    Shaan is chair of the World Affairs Conference, secretary general of Ontario Model United Nations, and VP of the Model UN club. He’s also head of the Amnesty International club, a community service steward, and co-captain of both the varsity cross country and track and field teams. Shaan’s other interests include music, film, creative writing and poetry. His favourite subjects are economics, physics and English. Shaan is a member of Howard’s House and is very engaged in school activities. He’s interested in studying engineering followed by an MBA after UCC. He also plans on continuing cross country and track and field at the Central Toronto Athletic Club. Shaan enjoys travelling, hanging out with his friends, and spending time with his family.
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  • Henry Kellen ’21

    Henry is a member of the varsity basketball and baseball teams and is a certified Level 3 baseball umpire. He’s also a Year 9 mentor. Outside of UCC, Henry plays AAA baseball, having won three Ontario championships and five Toronto championships. He’s the chief umpire for Leaside Baseball and coaches for the team. He also plays rep level basketball, and is a volunteer at Toronto homeless shelter Out of the Cold. Henry has travelled to six of the seven continents.
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  • Phillip Kong ’20

    Phillip is an elected prefect for Scadding's House, head of the UCC Debate Club, and The Blue and White editor-in-chief. He's also co-captain of the varsity swimming and track & field teams. Outside of UCC, Phillip is a referee for the TSA (Toronto Soccer Association), volunteers with rEcess Kingsway, is a co-author of a research paper published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Green Chemistry journal from a summer internship at UC Santa Barbara, and he enjoys listening to a wide variety of music. He's won many awards at UCC, including the Year 10 general proficiency award, Principal's List in Year 10 and 11, William Mowbray prize in English, Higher Level Chemistry Prize, Philosophy Prize, co-winner of the junior swimmer of the year award for varsity swimming, and the Donald Cooper Award for Community Service.
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  • Simon Ofiara ’20

    Simon is a member of the varsity football and varsity rugby teams. He's also an elected prefect of Martland's House. Over the summer, he played club rugby and provincial rugby with Team Ontario, while also working as a child life volunteer at SickKids. In his free time, he enjoys going camping, fishing and scuba diving. Simon's faavourite subjects are biology and philosophy. He looks forward to pursuing health sciences in his post-secondary education and continuing to play rugby.
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  • Aryan Pasricha ’20

    Aryan is a member of the varsity soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams. He’s also head of the Wish Youth Network Society and the elected athletic steward. Aryan earned the athlete of the year award in 2018 and 2019, varsity lacrosse defensive player of the year, varsity basketball’s most improved player award in 2018, and the team’s most valuable player in 2019. His favourite subjects are biology and math. Aryan also plays Toronto Crossover Basketball outside of UCC. In his free time he enjoys to dance and eat a variety of different foods.
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  • Luka Pusic ’20

    Luka is head of Horizons coding, assistant head of the debate club, and an elected prefect of Wedd’s House. He’s also a member of the varsity rowing team, GSA, and cooking club. Luka’s favourite subjects at UCC include biology, economics and chemistry. In Luka’s free time he enjoys reading, gardening, House soccer, cooking, and photography. He also earned a spot on the Principal’s List.
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  • Ben Sun ’20

    Ben is head of Wedd’s House as well as head of the peer tutoring club. He’s also a member of the varsity swimming, football and track and field teams. His other extracurricular activities  include, music, art, and DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America). Ben earned the Year 9 art prize, general proficiency award, and was on the Principal’s List. His favourite subjects at UCC are biology and chemistry. In his free time he enjoys art, movies, and playing the guitar.
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Lang Scholar Graduates

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  • Raphael Berz ’19

    Raphael finished his first year at Yale University and recently declared his major in economics and mathematics. At Yale, he rowed for the lightweight rowing team, competing at the Head of the Charles event in the fall. He was only two weeks away from the first competition when the spring season was cancelled. He is spending this summer in Victoria, British Columbia where he has an internship with BCI, a local pension fund.
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  • William Blair ’19

    William is a freshman at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in neuroscience on a pre-med track. At Hopkins, William is actively involved as an executive member and head mentor with Charm City Science League, a club that provides science olympiad mentoring to Baltimore city students. He’s a staff writer with the Johns Hopkins newsletter, through which he covers events at the Hopkins Medical School for the science and technology section. William also conducts neuroscience research and is a member of the Nu Rho Psi honour society at Hopkins. This past summer, Will worked on the development of an infrared camera capable of detecting breast cancer at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
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  • PJ Bujouves ’19

    PJ is currently studying at the University of Notre Dame, working towards a major in sociology and a minor in business and economics. At Notre Dame, he plays for the soccer team where they’re hoping to make another NCAA tournament appearance next year. He’s also a member of the economics club.
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  • Daniel Cooper ’19

    Daniel was a member of the soccer and track and field teams, and also played House volleyball and basketball. He was a prefect for Scadding’s House, co-head of the Humanitarian Aid Society, and was a member of the UNICEF club and officiating club. Daniel’s favourite subjects are math and biology and he is interested in attending medical school.
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  • Henry Gage ’19

    Henry was the co-president of the Model UN club and director-general of the Ontario Model UN. He was also the co-head of the peer tutoring club, a prefect in Mowbray's House, a member of the Arts Council, and first saxophone in the senior jazz ensemble. Henry was the captain of the varsity cross country and track teams. Outside of UCC Henry runs with the University of Toronto track club and volunteers weekly at the UHN assisting in a brain cancer research lab.
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  • James Kingsmill ’19

    James recently completed his first year studying mechanical engineering at McGill University. He took particular interest in engineering design graphics and computer-aided design, as well as analyzing structures through the application of math and physics. Last summer, he worked at an overnight camp, and looks forward to joining the McGill formula electric team next school year.
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  • Jeremy Kofman ’19

    Jeremy is currently at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, taking a wide range of classes and looking to major in economics and psychology. He tried out for the Wesleyan men’s hockey team and made it to the league, D3 NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference). The team went on to win their league.
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  • Brennan Lupyrypa ’19

    Brennan was co-captain of the varsity baseball team and was a captain of varsity football. He volunteered with Horizons as a lacrosse tutor, and helped coach the Year 8 football program. Brennan was a member of the investment and marketing clubs. For the past seven years, Brennan has played for the Willowdale Blackhawks “A” hockey team, and is a member of Tier 1 B (JV) hockey. He’s also played for the Ontario Blue Jays and the Toronto Mets, two of Canada’s top amateur baseball programs. Brennan was the Junior Kaision Officer of Howard’s House.
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  • Matthew Martin ’19

    Matthew was a former AA hockey player. He is captain of football and captain of sprinters on the track team. Matthew was a Scaddings prefect and outside of UCC, he volunteered at Park Lawn JMS. Matthew’s favourite subjects are economics and history.
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  • Jack Tucker ’19

    Jack played varsity hockey, varsity rugby, and was captain of the varsity football team. He was also the Athletic Steward on the 2018-2019 Board of Stewards. Jack was head of the spikeball club and was a Horizons tutor. Jack’s favourite subjects are chemistry, geography, and English and he enjoys going on canoe trips during summer months. Jack is interested in pursuing chemical or civil engineering programs as he is interested in renewable energy development and resource management.
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  • Dylan Zhao ’19

    Dylan has continued to play intramural volleyball while becoming an assistant coach for the Kingston Rock volleyball club, where he coached the 18U team. He also volunteered at Providence Care Rehabilitation Hospital in the respiratory rehabilitation program. Dylan joined Queen’s Kaleidoscope mentoring program where he was paired with an at-risk elementary school student. He visited them once a week, incorporating fun activities into academic exercises that enhanced his student’s mathematical and literary skills.
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  • Rupert Davies ’18

    After graduating from UCC in 2018, Rupert took a year off to travel around Europe and receive practical work experience before starting at the Berklee College of Music. For much of the year, he worked for a non-profit arts organization called No.9 as well as in other service industry and music-related jobs. Rupert has just finished his first year at Berklee and is excited to double major in electronic production and design and music business in his second year.
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  • Calvin Jeffrey ’18

    Calvin was a member of the varsity football, basketball, and track and field teams. He was 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 was also a member of UCC’s UNICEF club.
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  • Will McCreadie ’18

    Will was 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 served as a mentor to the Prep running team and was a member of the University of Toronto track club. Will was also a Scadding’s prefect and Horizons tutor, and he headed the Quiddity literary journal and the Bio Run club.
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  • Elliott McDermott ’18

    Since graduating in 2018, Elliott has taken some time off school to play junior hockey in Carleton Place for the Jr. A Canadians, a team that competes in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL). He captained the team this past season, was named to the league’s first All Star Team, and won other league awards including the Sportsmanship and Ability Award and the Arthur K. Nielsen Award for Academic Player of the Year. Throughout his time in Carleton Place, he volunteered to coach young players and took courses at Algonquin College in the business administration (core) program. He will be attending Colgate University this fall with plans of double majoring in neuroscience and economics while he competes for their NCAA Division I hockey program.
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  • Tristan Vaillancourt-Gauthier ’18

    Tristan was a Wedd's House prefeect and a student ambassador and member of the boarding leadership community. His favourite subjects are math and physics. He was a member of the varsity hockey and track and field teams, and he headed up the world languages club. Tristan was also a peer tutor. His hobbies outside of school include sports, music and travelling.
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  • Chris Willcocks ’18

    Christopher is heading into his third year at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. His interests lie in real estate and this past summer, he had the opportunity to work for CBRE at their Toronto office. He was recently appointed to a co-ordinator position in the Queen's real estate investment club. This summer he’ll be working for a startup in Toronto.
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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 currently at McGill University where he’s pursuing a double major in English literature and art history. During his time at McGill, he’s been a staff columnist with the McGill Tribune. More recently he’s worked as a curator of the The Fridge Door Gallery, a student-run art gallery. He’s an organizer and curator with École Publique, a Montreal-based creative collective which hosts gallery shows, concerts, and multimedia art events, and he’s the founder and editor-in-chief of École Publique's literary/art publication The Public. Hannibal goes whitewater kayaking as often as possible with his roommate and fellow Lang Scholar, Pearce Gould.
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  • Pearce Gould ’17

     
    Pearce is going into his fourth year at McGill University, majoring in strategic management at Desautels. He recently came home from a school exchange in Dunedin, New Zealand. This upcoming year, he’ll be involved with the McGill Social Business Network as the director of consulting, leading a team of volunteer student consultants working with nonprofits across Canada. He’s recently gotten more involved with whitewater kayaking, basketball and rock climbing, having left behind rugby due to concussion issues.
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  • Trevor Hutcheson ’17

    Trevor is currently going into his final year as a commerce student at the Queen’s Smith School of Business. Within commerce, he was the chair of the Queen’s real estate association 2018-19, is the current chair of the Queen’s sports industry conference, and a member of the Cure Cancer Classic executive, a charity organization raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society through a number of student-run events. After breaking his foot in the fall of 2018 during a Queen’s rugby camp, he has managed to continue skiing and playing many sports in his free time. He’s currently a summer analyst for Dream REIT as a member of the strategic finance team.
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  • Darwin Jimal ’17

    Darwin just finished his first year of medical school at Queen's and was elected to be the athletics officer for the Aesculapian Society (medical student society) in the coming year. He volunteers for the Altitude Healthcare mentoring program. During the pandemic, he’s volunteered with a school-wide initiative to babysit and tutor the children of healthcare workers. He continues to play club soccer with a local Kingston team. Over the summer, he’ll be taking part in the John Bradley Clinical Research Program at the Michael Garron Hospital.
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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

    Kalil 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. Kalil 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, Kalil stays active playing on the Princeton Club soccer team.
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  • Robert Walker ’17

    Robert is a third year student at Harvard majoring in computer science. He’s passionate about technology and has worked for three startups (Hubdoc, HSA Dev and Enotice) over his gap year and summers. In fall 2020, he’ll help teach Harvard’s introductory computer science course. For fun, he completes software development for The Crimson newspaper, the oldest student-run publication in the U.S., and plays lead guitar for Extra Extra, a band he co-founded that has opened for Bazzi, Kiara, and Jay Sean. When he’s not coding or playing music, he leads hiking trips in the Appalachian Mountains as part of the Outing Club.
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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 recently graduated with a bachelor of commerce from McGill University with an interdisciplinary focus on business, economics and political science. During his time there he played varsity rugby, edited and managed the McGill Business Review and represented the university at multiple case competitions. He also recently completed a fellowship program with UBC’s Sauder School of Business Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing, which involved working remotely on various projects with Canadian social purpose organizations. Following graduation, Darren has started working with the Brookfield Institute, a Toronto-based think tank focusing on progressive Canadian innovation policy.
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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

    Clayton has completed his bachelor of arts degree with honours in psychology, and will be starting as a clinical research co-ordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School over the summer. As a captain of Cornell's varsity track and field team, he was fortunate to win a bronze medal at the Ivy League championships in the heptathlon for a second consecutive year.
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  • Jack Norton ’16

    Jack is going into his final year at McGill in the faculty of science, with a focus on pharmacology and therapeutics. He’s the captain of the varsity ski team, a teaching assistant in organic chemistry and an orientation week leader. Prior to his time at McGill, Jack took a gap year in which he was a member of the Ontario alpine ski team, training and competing internationally. When that ski season ended, he biked more than 1,000 kilometres 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

    Zacharie just graduated from McGill with a bachelor of commerce in economics (honours) and a minor in political science. While at McGill, he obtained scholarships such as the Greville-Smith Major Entrance Scholarship, the William Macdonald Scholarship, the John V. Galley Scholarship, and the Robert Bruce Scholarship. He continued to travel during his undergrad, going to Thailand, Laos, Mexico, Columbia, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Cuba and Senegal (the last being an international co-operation trip with Quebec Without Borders to support the starting up of a collective henhouse in the village of Notto-Diobass). He’s now based in Ottawa and working at the Bank of Canada as a research assistant, and is planning to return to school in one or two years to pursue a master's degree.
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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

    Philippe is back in his hometown of Montreal working for commercial insurance brokerage firm EgR Inc., where he’s supporting the development of their specialty practice. Most of his time is devoted to mergers and acquisitions and credit insurance solutions along with internal strategy and business development. Philippe also takes the time to diversify his hobbies and sports while keeping busy with various projects such as investing, cooking and woodworking.
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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 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. Akiel 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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