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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 a member of the varsity swimming and track and field teams. Outside of UCC, Phillip is a referee for the TSA (Toronto Soccer Association), volunteers with rEcess Kingsway, and 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, and co-winner of the junior swimmer of the year award for varsity swimming.
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  • Simon Ofiara ’20

    Simon is a member of both the varsity football and rugby teams. He’s also an elected prefect of Martland’s house. Simon’s favourite subjects are biology and philosophy. He’s been playing the trombone since Grade 4 and plans on returning to the jazz band next year. Simon also plans on playing club rugby in the summer and continuing into the fall. In his free time he enjoys going camping, fishing, and scuba diving.
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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 is a varsity level rower and outside of UCC participates in volleyball, cycling, and sailing. He is a prefect for Mowbray’s House, co-head, and tutor, of the peer tutoring club, and also volunteers with Horizons. He is 1st trumpet in the senior jazz ensemble and also enjoys playing the guitar.
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  • William Blair ’19

    William is a previous varsity cross country runner (not this season due to injury). He is co-captain of the varsity swimming team, and is a member of the varsity badminton team. William is Head of neuroscience society and co-head of mental health and wellness committee. He also chairs the Synapse mental Health and Neuroscience conference, which happens during the winter term, is the Editor of Convergence, is a HOSA executive member, and volunteers with horizons. William is the CEO of start-up company ThermoBeat and worked at Ryerson DMZ to work on prototype for a pacemaker that can harness the thermal energy of the body (www.thermobeat.com). He is interested in genetic research and has previously studied personalized medicine and genetics in relation to Cystic Fibrosis as Yale Young Global Scholar at Yale University and will attend a Harvard science research conference later this year.
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  • PJ Bujouves ’19

    PJ is captain of varsity soccer and varsity hockey teams, co-heads the improv club, and has a senior role on the varsity hockey and badminton teams. He’s also a Horizons tutor. PJ was awarded the Lorne McKenzie Medal and is a prefect for Howard’s House. 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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  • Daniel Cooper ’19

    Daniel is a member of the soccer and track and field teams, and also plays House volleyball and basketball. He is a prefect for Scadding’s House, co-head of the Humanitarian Aid Society, and is 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 is the co-President of the Model UN club and Director-General of the Ontario Model UN. He is 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 is 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 is varsity swim team co-captain, and won 3 medals at OFSAA swimming last year, including 2 gold medals, and has won a total of 6 OFSAA swimming medals over his high school career. James currently holds four swimming school records. 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 alto sax in the senior jazz band. He is a prefect for Orr’s house, a member of the engineering society club, and does math tutoring for Horizons.
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  • Jeremy Kofman ’19

    Jeremy is a member of varsity cross country and is the Assistant Captain for Varsity 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. At Prize Day, Jeremy received the SL Biology award. 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 is a Captain of 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, 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 is the Junior Kaision Officer of Howard’s House.
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  • Matthew Martin ’19

    Matthew is a former AA hockey player and hopes to join the JV hockey team this year. He is Captain of football and captain of sprinters on track team. Matthew is a Scaddings prefect and outside of UCC, he volunteers at Park Lawn JMS. Matthew’s favourite subjects are economics and history and he’s interested in studying commerce post-secondary.
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  • Jack Tucker ’19

    Jack plays varsity hockey, varsity rugby, captain of the varsity football team. He is also the Athletic Steward on the 2018-2019 Board of Stewards. Jack is Head of the Spikeball Club and is 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 is a member of the track and field team and is Captain of the varsity volleyball team. Previously, he rowed for three years. Outside of UCC, as a member of the Reach Volleyball club. 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

    After spending 3 months of the summer solo tripping around Europe, I've had a successful gap year so far by working in Toronto and getting involved with some music and film students here. I spent the September and October months interviewing for a number of different jobs, one being with a publishing company in NYC that I unfortunately didn't have the experience for but was still a great real world experience. I work for a non-profit arts organization called No.9 and I am responsible for managing their social media and web design. My main priority for this year however has been preparing for an audition in late February in hopes to receive a scholarship for the school I will be attending next fall, the Berklee School of Music.
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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

    I am currently on a gap year playing Jr. A Hockey for the Carleton Place Canadians in the Central Canadian Hockey League (CCHL). Recently, I was selected to play for one of the two teams representing the CCHL in the Eastern Canada Cup and it was our team that captured the tournament championship. Additionally, I volunteer once a week to help out with power skating sessions for young hockey players.
     
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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

    - First year at Queen’s Smith School of Business, Undeclared Major (Interest in investing and real estate)
    - Spent last summer travelling across China solo, wrapped up final year of Windwood summer business, continued fifth consecutive summer volunteering for - CNIB Camp as Sailing Instructor
    - Member of Queen’s triathlon club, intramural ultimate frisbee
     
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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, Philippe 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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