Engineering students give shout-out to donors at awards event

By Costa Maragos Posted: February 15, 2018 6:00 a.m.

Celebrating student success at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s annual Scholarship and Awards reception.
Celebrating student success at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s annual Scholarship and Awards reception. Photos by Rae Graham - U of R Photography

Students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science took time to say thank you to the people and organizations that support their academic studies.

The Faculty held its 51st annual Scholarship and Awards Reception February 13 at the University’s Research and Innovation Centre.

Quinn Legare, a third year student taking Environmental Systems Engineering and a member of the U of R’s track and field team, shared a thank you and spoke on behalf of the student recipients.

“It really means a lot to me,” says Legare, who is from Mistatim, Saskatchewan and a graduate of Hudson Bay Composite High School. “This support provides financial security and makes it possible for me to continue my studies and the freedom for me to do my extracurricular activities as well.”

The Engineering Faculty continues to receive key support from the community. In 2017, the faculty received more than $753,000 to support 756 scholarship awards, bursaries, prizes, and medals.

“These scholarships and awards would not be possible without the generosity of our donors,” says Dr. Esam Hussein, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

A number of donors were able to attend the awards event, including Isabel Dolman, Ed Perry, Peter Van Fliet, representatives from Stantec and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS).

“It’s really important for the profession to look to the future of the profession,” says Bob McDonald, Executive Director and Registrar of APEGS. “I see future members here doing research, building an economy and whose work will protect the public.”
Sixty-three scholarships, awards and bursaries were handed out at the event.

One of the recipients was Quinn Bast, a third year Environmental Systems Engineering student and a member of the Regina Engineers Students' Society.

“It’s a great event. People get to come out and show they have been dedicated to their studies,” says Bast, a graduate of Regina’s Campbell Collegiate. “It gives you motivation throughout the semester knowing you are doing great.”

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