A member of Howard’s House, Eric played AAA hockey for a number of years in the GTHL and currently plays varsity hockey. He also serves as president of DECA, he is the head layout editor for Convergence and an administrative officer for the Board of Stewards. His favourite subjects are chemistry, math and economics and he earned academic ties in Years 8, 9 and 10 and general proficiency awards in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11. Outside the classroom, Eric works as an instructor for the City of Markham’s Learn to Skate program and volunteers as a tutor for the Parasec Youth Network. When he’s not busy with these pursuits, you can find him coding, watching sports or spending time with family and friends.
Graeme is a true rugby enthusiast: he plays varsity rugby, is the incoming head of the touch rugby club and also plays at the club, provincial and elite levels outside of school. He is a member of the varsity football team and played on the U14 CISAA-champion soccer team. Graeme belongs to the business news club and the financial literacy club. He is also a volunteer with Best Buddies and serves as head of Scadding’s House. Academically, his favourite subjects are economics, math and chemistry, and he received a general proficiency prize in 2020. When he’s not busy with all of these activities, Graeme enjoys lifting weights, running and spending time with his dog, family and friends.
Lukas is a member of the volleyball, basketball and rugby varsity teams. Prior to the pandemic, he played Leaside Club volleyball and Team Ontario beach volleyball. He is a member of the Relay for Life team and the long-term investing club and plays in the wind ensemble. Lukas’ favourite subjects are math, physics and French and he earned the 2018 Enriched French Prize, as well as the Exemplary Scout Award in 2017 and 2021 and three consecutive general proficiency awards. His volunteer activities include the Horizons tutoring program, the Blues brothers program and serving as a UCC soccer referee. In addition to these activities, Lukas enjoys building things at his family’s farm, seeing friends, playing with his dog and listening to both modern and classical music.
Lewis rows year-round as captain of the varsity crew team; in 2020, he served as captain of the JV squad and he has a rower-of-the-year award to his credit. Lewis belongs to Martland’s House where he serves as steward/head of house. He volunteers for the Geoff Pollock campaign. In the classroom, Lewis’ favourite subjects are math, history and economics; he has previously earned a general proficiency award and an academic tie. Outside the classroom, he enjoys golf, tennis, watersports and ziplining, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Nicholas is very involved with UCC clubs: He is co-chair of the upcoming 2022 World Affairs Conference, head of the financial literacy club, co-head of the business news club and sports section head for the Blue & White. Nicholas is also a prefect at Howard’s House and participates in varsity track & field and in basketball, where he was chosen as most improved player in Year 10. He volunteered for the Horizons soccer program in 2019 and spent the summer as a counsellor at Moredale Day Camp. His favourite subjects are math, economics and German, and he earned proficiency awards in Year 10 and 11, as well as the Gold Service Tie and Academic Tie in Year 11. Nicholas also received a silver service award for more than 100 hours of service in Year 10. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, spending time outdoors with friends and interviewing UCC alumni for Industrious.
Preston, a member of Orr’s House, plays varsity volleyball and basketball and also plays basketball for a high-level travel team. His interest in sports extends to governance; he is UCC’s athletic steward and head of the athletic council. He belongs to the Amnesty International club, the music production club, academic council and the Y11 planning team. He is co-head of both the songwriting club and the career strategies club and serves as co-editor-in-chief for College Times and college life editor for the Blue and White. Preston also headed the UCC school supplies drive. He was named a 2021 WAC student change-maker, was a winner at the Basketball Stars of America tournament and a CAIS national tournament finalist. Preston was also named a tournament all-star and defensive MVP at the Phenom hoops tournament. His favourite subjects are Latin and English, he was the winner of the 2021 UCC Latin Award, and a finalist in the Voyager International Songwriting Competition. Outside the classroom, he enjoys writing songs and performing music, as well as creative writing.
Will, a member of Howard’s House, is the co-captain of the basketball team and a member of the tennis team. He is the UCC Social Steward and Board of Stewards' Administrative Officer, a member of the World Affairs Conference executive and managing editor of the Blue and White. In addition, Will is a chapter leader and pen pal with Best Buddies and a member of the public speaking club. His favourite subjects are math and English, he is a recipient of an academic tie, an MHIP scholarship and a general proficiency award in Year 11. Will was also on the principal’s list. Over the summer, Will worked at IBM asa develop student intern. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, cycling and spending time with family and friends.
Tiger is currently the captain of the Varsity soccer team, winning rookie of the year and the most improved player award in the previous season. He also played on the U16 basketball teams. He volunteers within the school for Horizons and other non-profit organizations beyond UCC. Tiger also participates in DECA, and works with his friends on their podcast "discUCCion." His favourite subjects include theatre, sports science, and economics and he earned general proficiency and SL English language & literature prizes in Year 11. In his free time, Tiger enjoys reading, travelling, going through Kanye West's discography, and spending time with family and friends.
Noah is the captain of the varsity hockey team and a member of the varsity lacrosse team. He played AAA hockey in the GTHL for many years. In Grade 9, Noah was named Athlete of the Year. He is a member of the political discourse club. His favourite subjects are sports science, philosophy and film and he earned the film prize and the HL french prize in Year 11. In his free time, Noah enjoys working out, and in the summer he offers hockey training to individuals and groups.
Robbie is an elected representative for Year 10, WAC Plenary Head, and leader of the Amnesty International Club. He runs on the Track and Field and Cross Country teams and is an active certified official for the Toronto Soccer Association. In his free time, Robbie enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and coding. His favourite subjects include Physics, Math, and Global Politics. Robbie’s currently working to develop an automated system to connect high school students with seniors and spends time learning more about Canadian history. Over the past few years at UCC, Robbie has been awarded the Class of ’57 Trophy, the Geography Prize, and an academic tie.
Aaron served as captain of the U14 soccer team and U16 basketball team and hopes to play both sports during the upcoming year. There’s no doubt that he’s fit enough; he has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for mental health and participates in the Power Soccer Academy. A member of Mowbray’s House, he is involved in the sports debate club and Helping Hands. His favourite subjects are science, math and physical education and he earned a general proficiency prize in Year 11. Outside of school, Aaron’s volunteer endeavours include volunteering for the St. Felix clothing drive and an online health and wellness program to help autistic children. He also participated in a fundraising walkathon for the SAAAC Autism Centre in Scarborough. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Justin is looking forward to playing varsity football, basketball and baseball. His sports resume is already impressive: he plays elite travel baseball and division one basketball. Justin is also active in UCC clubs, including the Black Excellence Society, the SAS club and the sports and analytics club. He is also a Horizons tutor and volunteers at a home for the elderly. Justin is a three-time basketball MVP, a two-time softball MVP, a soccer MVP, an Ontario Basketball Association provincial all-star and a Youth Baseball Nationals all-star. A member of McHugh’s House, he has served twice as head boy. His favourite subjects are drama and math and he is a two-time school Mathematica winner. In his spare time, Justin enjoys playing Scrabble, watching comedy and staying fit.
Davey, a member of Bremner’s House, is a talented tennis player who competes for the varsity team, as well as for SC Rep Toronto, and plays regularly in Ontario Tennis Association tournaments. He has coached young high-performance tennis players and taught tennis to youth from priority neighbourhoods. Davey also plays on UCC’s varsity soccer team. He has been a member of the engineering club for three years and hopes to receive permission to start a quantum computing club. He also prepared meals for the homeless monthly during the pandemic. Davey’s favourite subjects are physics, chemistry and computer science and he earned a spot on the principal’s list in 2020 and 2021, proficiency awards in 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as an academic tie and theatre arts awards in 2021. He also earned a certificate of distinction in the 2019 Pascal math contest. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, chess and learning algorithms.
Nicholas is a member of the football and rugby teams and co-captain of the swim team. He also is the head of design for WAC as well as the CAS representative for Seaton’s house and a peer-tutor in boarding and the Horizons program. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys travelling, skiing, and riding BMX. Nicholas has also lived around the world in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Switzerland. His favourite subjects are Physics and European History and he’s interested in studying engineering and continuing swimming after UCC.
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.