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St. Lawrence student receives 3M National Student Fellowship


3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education are delighted to introduce the recipients of the 2014 3M National Student Fellowship:

Justine Baek, 3rd yr – Biology and Medical Sciences, Western University
Jason Earl, 3rd yr – Education, Bishop’s University
Emilie McIntosh, 2nd yr – Business Administration Marketing, St. Lawrence College
Nicola Paviglianiti, 3rd yr – Honors in Health Sciences and Italian Language and Culture Minor, Western University
Piper Riley Thompson, 3rd yr – BA Canadian Studies and Sociology, Mount Allison University
Wali Shah, 2nd yr – BA Sociology, University of Toronto at Mississauga
Navarana Smith, 3rd yr – BSc. in Biology and Environmental Studies, University of VictoriaVrindy Spencer, 3rd yr – BA Arts and Science, (Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology) Quest University
Karen Young, 3rd yr – Psychology and Health Studies,  University of Toronto at Scarborough
Aniqah Zowmi, 2nd yr – Neuroscience, Brock University

The 3M National Student Fellowship Award was introduced in 2012 to honour undergraduate students in Canada who have demonstrated qualities of outstanding leadership and who embrace a vision where the quality of their educational experience can be enhanced in academia and beyond.

Each candidate provided us with their definition of leadership in the context of his or her educational experience. We also asked applicants to explain why they aspired to leadership roles and to share a challenge in post-secondary education along with a proposed solution.

The award is open to undergraduates enrolled full-time in a college or university in Canada, and neither in the first nor the final year of their program.

This partnership between 3M Canada and STLHE is an exciting opportunity for students across Canada to distinguish themselves as part of a unique learning community.

Each of the ten winners receives a $5,000 award, registration at the STLHE conference, this year hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, participation in a day-long retreat held in Vancouver, British Columbia as well as accommodation and funds towards travel to the conference. They are invited to take part in a collaborative project related to post-secondary education.

This year’s cohort of 3M National Student Fellows continues the legacy that began in 2012 – a legacy that we know will assist many future years of undergraduate students across Canada

Background on Emilie McIntosh, Student, St. Lawrence College:

Emilie has dedicated her time at St. Lawrence College (Kingston) to become a leader who is focused on implementing change and creating opportunity while acting as a support system that pushes individuals to take action. She believes in being a leader of today, not a leader of tomorrow.

Striving to become a facilitator of success through innovation, Emilie has worked with her teammates to develop and implement an award winning collaboration between food and financial literacy through two Enactus programs. Her philosophy that the application and allocation of knowledge is critical in the learning process has set her leadership apart from others. In just one year, Emilie had dedicated over 1000 hours to Enactus Canada – St. Lawrence College, developed the program Slow Cookers for Kids, published and printed 11,000 copies of Recipes for an Empty Wallet, spoke at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s National Conference for Financial Literacy, developed and integrated multi-campus food sampling days, maintained an internship at Spark SLC, and collaborated Food Cents and Manage Your Money (Regional Capital One Financial Education Challenge Champions). Emilie will be the General Manager for Enactus St. Lawrence next year and looks forward to continuing making a difference in her community.

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