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On behalf of the entire Loran community, we extend our congratulations to Patrick Hickey (Ralph M. Barford Loran Scholar ’15) on becoming one of Canada’s newest Rhodes Scholars. Patrick was nominated by the Newfoundland and Labrador region.

Originally from St. John’s, NL, Patrick earned an Honours in Business Administration from Ivey Business School at Western University. With a strong interest in leveraging business as a tool for community development, he recently joined RBC Capital Markets as a Global Investment Banking Analyst in Toronto. 

Throughout his university years, Patrick was actively engaged in many volunteer and advocacy initiatives. He served as a member of the youth council for the Mental Health Commission of Canada; the advisory council for BroTalk, a Kids Help Phone service for teenage boys; and the Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council to the Minister of Health & Community Services of Newfoundland and Labrador. As a mental health programmer for North in Focus, Patrick organized workshops for Inuit youth to help drive awareness, education, and action amongst youth in Northern communities. On campus, he supported student wellbeing as a Residence Advisor. For his contributions to mental health awareness, Patrick received the Canadian Red Cross Young Humanitarian Award for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Patrick shares,

“Being named a Rhodes Scholar is an exhilarating opportunity for me to continue on this journey of balanced growth that really started when I left home as a Loran Scholar.  That balanced growth is guided by the principle of grounding myself in where I come from and embracing my roots, while equally letting go of what I know, embracing change, and striving to grow as a person. It is so exciting to see how this next chapter will develop my level of thinking and help me give back to the communities who have helped me get here.”

Patrick is the 22nd Loran Scholar to earn the Rhodes Scholarship over the last 25 years. At least one Rhodes Scholar has been selected from every consecutive Loran class since 2007.

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Photo: Ivey Business School