Mantle-Blachford Award

Mantle-Blachford Award - Co-operative Education Student of the Year 2017

The Mantle-Blachford scholarship was established in honour of John B. Mantle and Dr. Cameron Blachford, co-founders of the Co-operative Education Program at the University of Regina. It recognizes a Co-operative Education student who demonstrates excellence in the areas of work, academia, and community services.

Mr. Kristian Josephson, a senior Luther College Arts Co-op Student, in the field of Economics, has won the 2018 Mantle-Blachford Award for Co-operative Education.

Kristian Josephson

Photo: Kristian Josephson

The Mantle-Blachford Award was established to recognize outstanding students in the University of Regina Co-operative Education Program. It is named after the two people, Mr. John Mantle and Dr. Cam Blachford, who established the Engineering Co-op Program at the University of Regina in 1969, the first in Western Canada.

Applicants are judged based on academic performance, community and extra-curricular involvement, employer recognition for success on work terms, and overall quality of the submission. The Award comes with a $1,000 cash prize.

Honourable mentions go to the following students, who also put together outstanding submissions for consideration for this year's award (in no particular order):

Shyla Christie - Science - Chemistry

Garret Gaetz  - Business - Finance

Kaylee Hayko - Engineering - Industrial Systems Engineering

Abigail Akpan  - Business - General Management