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Our Alumni

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2000

Joël Thibert

"It gave me the freedom and, tacitly, the support I needed to change my mind and reorient my academic journey. I am not sure I would have had the courage to start over had I not held a W. Garfield Weston Loran Award."

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Michelle Dagnino ('98), Executive Director Jane-Finch Community and Family Centre

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 1998

Michelle Dagnino

“I come from a working-class family. I’m a first-generation Canadian. I didn’t know other people who had gone on to post-secondary education. The Loran Scholar family supported me in my decision-making processes and opened my eyes to the fact that I could go on to graduate school.”

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W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2000

Gurpreet Brar

“The foundation’s encouragement of Loran Scholars to take meaningful risks and follow unconventional paths is what makes the organization distinctive. It was a huge boost to my confidence that a group of community leaders believed in my potential.”

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W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2003

Jordan Sheriko

Jordan co-founded Camp Triumph in 2005 with one goal in mind — to build Atlantic Canada’s first camp specifically for children who have a family member with a chronic illness or disability.

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W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2002

Annamaria Enenajor

“The Loran Scholars Foundation is sincerely committed to the ideals of character, service and leadership, and I think that it is an amazing gift to young people and to our country.”

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Jenna Gall, 2010 W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2010

Jenna Gall

"The summer program allowed me to gain experience in so many areas while doing things that I never thought I could do as an undergrad."

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W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004

Elliot Sims

A fourth-generation “farm kid,” Elliot’s education has extended well beyond the classroom. “The Loran Scholars Foundation helped me go into the world and have time for aspects of my education that are not just about books.”

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W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2000

Nadia Salvaterra

When Nadia headed to Iqaluit for a Loran public policy summer, she did not suspect that it would be the start of a long-term fascination with the North.

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W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2000

Rebecca Davis

Social entrepreneur and choreographer Rebecca Davis still vividly remembers her Loran interview. "It had a huge impact on my confidence and determination."

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W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 1999

Alexandra Conliffe

"I realized that I wanted the award because of the amazing community that I could be part of.”

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W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004

Wojciech Gryc

Wojciech is a passionate advocate of the use of technology to facilitate mass participation in politics and social issues. Today he is the CEO of Canopy Labs, a business he founded in 2012. The company helps businesses optimize their internal operations, marketing, and sales using data mining and analytics.

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W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2008
McGill University

Humera Jabir

Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific
Brampton, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2009
University of Waterloo

Marc-André Simard

École secondaire MacDonald-Cartier
Chelmsford, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2007
University of British Columbia

Michael Singh

Colonel Gray High School
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2008
McGill University

Connor Bays

Cochrane High School
Cochrane, Alberta

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
University of Ottawa

Alain Dupuis

Collège Notre-Dame
Sudbury, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
Queen's University

Lindsay Sowdluapik-Lloyd

Lester B Pearson United World College of the Pacific
Iqaluit, Nunavut

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
University of Guelph

John Pegg

Sutton District High School
Sutton, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
University of British Columbia

Jessa Miyashiro

Nanaimo District Secondary School
Nanaimo, British Columbia

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
University of Waterloo

Grace Li

Victoria Park Collegiate Institute
Toronto, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
University of Manitoba

David Lussier

Gordon Bell High School
Winnipeg, Manitoba

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
University of British Columbia

Chris Proctor

Warren Collegiate Institute
Woodlands, Manitoba

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
McMaster University

Ali Hamandi

Abbey Park High School
Oakville, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2007
Queen's University

Sophia Lu

Unionville High School
Markham, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
Western University

Patrick Duncan

Catholic Central High School
London, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2007
Dalhousie University

Sarah-Jo Briand

Charlottetown Rural High School
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2007
University of British Columbia

Robyn Hooper

United World College USA
Bowen Island, British Columbia

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2007
Queen's University

Michaela Kuuskman

Korah Collegiate & Vocational School
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2007
University of Waterloo

Kevin Shahbazi

École secondaire Georges - P - Vanier
Ancaster, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2007
McGill University

Elizabeth Miazga

Walter Murray Collegiate Institute
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2008
McMaster University

Siobhan Stewart

Saint Mary Catholic Secondary School
Pickering, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2008
McMaster University

Sheiry Dhillon

Brampton Centennial Secondary School
Brampton, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2008
University of Guelph

Maya Fernandez

Nanaimo District Secondary School
Gabriola, British Columbia

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
University of Alberta

Megan Stone

Paul Rowe Jr./Sr. High School
Manning, Alberta

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2006
Mount Allison University

Shawn Potter

Avon View High School
Hants County, Nova Scotia

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2009
Queen's University

Wesley Taylor

Lord Dorchester Secondary School
Dorchester, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004
University of Alberta

Allison Keating

Central Memorial High School
Calgary, Alberta

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004
Western University

Lindsey Edmunds

Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004
Western University

Laura Thomson

Columneetza Secondary School
Williams Lake, British Columbia

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004
McGill University

Joshua Wales

Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
Minden, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004
McGill University

Elizabeth Sully

Lester B Pearson United World College of the Pacific
Vancouver, British Columbia

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004
University of Guelph

Kate Smolina

Brookfield High School
Ottawa, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004
University of British Columbia

Courtney Lancaster

Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2004
Queen's University

Brianne Lewis

École Francois-Buote
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2005
University of Toronto

Jennifer Yin Ying Zhang

Jarvis Collegiate Institute
Toronto, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2005
University of British Columbia

Ashley (Tufts) Daley

Inuksuk High School
Iqaluit, Nunavut

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2005
University of Toronto

Sheryl Johnson

JH Bruns Collegiate
Winnipeg, Manitoba

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2005
Mount Allison University

Natalie Gerum

Lester B Pearson United World College of the Pacific
Dundas, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2005
Western University

Matthew Reid

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School
London, Ontario

W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar - 2005
University of Alberta

Maren Beeston

J. C. Charyk Hanna School
Hanna, Alberta