Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The Co-operators Awards $86,618 to College and University Students

The Co-OperatorsThe Co-operators Foundation awarded $86,618 in grants to 20 young Canadians. The grants were awarded to sustainability-minded students for their various projects.

The program is called IMPACT! The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership, and has awarded more than $250,000 to 440 exceptional student leaders from colleges and universities across Canada.

“The IMPACT! program has brought together bright young people from a variety of backgrounds, who share a common passion for affecting change and addressing serious environmental, social and economic challenges we face,” said Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO for The Co-operators.

“We’re pleased to provide financial support for the incredible work they are already doing in their communities.”

The grants went to:

  • Alla Guelber: Royal Roads University
  • Alyssa Kostello: Capilano University
  • Athina Conner: Camosun College
  • Clarie Horwood: Camosun College
  • Cole Nadalin: Lambton College
  • Devon Willis: McGill University
  • Emilie Novaczek: Kings University College
  • Evan Bowness: University of Manitoba
  • Jane Wu: Queen’s University
  • Jonathan Glencross: McGill University
  • Keleigh Annau: Mount Allison University
  • Lisa Prince: University of Guelph
  • Manu Suvarna: University of British Columbia
  • Maria Grountseva: University of British Columbia
  • Mats van Kleef: University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Riley Pollom: University of Newfoundland
  • Robert Woodrich: University of Windsor
  • Simran Lehal: University of Northern British Columbia
  • Terry Sidhu: Simon Fraser University

The funding will kick start some projects, while ensuring continued operation and expansion of others.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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