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Congratulations to the 2024 Chancellor’s Community Scholarship and Fellowship recipients

06 June 2024
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The University of Regina is pleased to welcome the first ever Chancellor's Scholars and Fellows to campus.

This scholarship has changed my life in such a huge way and solidified my decision to stay in Regina where I can be a part of this welcoming community of students and faculty members. … I cannot wait to make many more meaningful connections through the Chancellor’s Community and attend future events that incite important conversation. — Anneka McLaren, 2024 Chancellor’s Community Scholar

This fall, fourteen high-achieving undergraduate students from across Saskatchewan, as well as Manitoba and British Columbia, will be calling the U of R home as they begin their academic journeys with us on full-ride scholarships, plus on-campus housing for their first year. The Chancellor’s Scholarships are worth $40,000 each and include leadership programming, mentoring, and more, all thanks to the vision and generosity of the Chancellor’s Community members.

“The Chancellor’s Community will make an incredible difference in the lives of well-deserving students during their academic journeys at the U of R,” says Pam Klein, University of Regina Chancellor. “These scholarships and fellowships are a vital part of developing some of the brightest minds, leaders, and innovators for generations to come.”

Anneka McLaren, who is graduating from École Thom Collegiate High School, received a Chancellor’s Scholarship and will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry through the U of R’s Campion College this fall.

“This scholarship has changed my life in such a huge way and solidified my decision to stay in Regina where I can be a part of this welcoming community of students and faculty members,” says McLaren. “I attended a Chancellor’s Community dinner in April, which has made me extremely excited to be a part of that community as well. I cannot wait to make many more meaningful connections through the community and attend future events that incite important conversation.”  

2024 Chancellor’s Community Scholars and Fellows

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

Check out all of the 2024 Chancellor’s Community Scholars and Fellows and their bios!

Chancellor’s Scholars

  • Nivla Jose Arevalo, Faculty of Science
  • Madex Chriest, Faculty of Business Administration
  • Lucia Enrich Davis, Faculty of Arts
  • Lara Dixon, Faculty of Education
  • Jumana Eldamaty, Faculty of Science
  • Amber Fink, Faculty of Arts
  • Lanea Lafontaine, Faculty of Nursing
  • Farrah Low, Faculty of Business Administration
  • Anneka McLaren, Faculty of Science
  • Dustin Moore, Faculty of Business Administration
  • Kendal Oremba, Faculty of Science
  • Eshaal Rabiya, Faculty of Science
  • Isabelle Rogers, Faculty of Arts
  • Megan Stark, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies

In addition, the U of R Chancellor’s Community has supported two $25,000 fellowships which are offered annually to graduate students to help them pursue their groundbreaking research, leadership experience, and community outreach. The graduate fellows selected for fall 2024 are Johnna Parenteau and Nastaran Radmehr.

“Each of these amazing undergraduate and graduate students has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and commitment to making a positive difference in our world,” says Dr. Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor of the U of R. “I am proud to welcome all of them to the University of Regina. They are strengthening our university and wider provincial communities, and I look forward to seeing the many great things they will achieve – both during their studies here, and after they graduate.”

Four individuals standing side by side in a hallway.
L-R President Dr. Jeff Keshen, Anneka McLaren, Lanea Lafontaine, Chancellor Pam Klein Photo Courtesy Mika Abbott

The Chancellor’s Community was established by Chancellor Pam Klein to create a philanthropic network of leaders from business, academia, and the community who are dedicated to transforming the lives of talented U of R students through education and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Banner Image: Congratulations to the 2024 Chancellor’s Scholars! Photos Courtesy Each Individual

About the University of Regina

2024 marks our 50th anniversary as an independent University (although our roots as Regina College date back more than a century!). As we celebrate our past, we work towards a future that is as limitless as the prairie horizon. We support the health and well-being of our 16,700 students and provide them with hands-on learning opportunities to develop career-ready graduates – more than 88,000 alumni enrich communities in Saskatchewan and around the globe. Our research enterprise has grown to include 21 research centres and 12 Canada Research Chairs. Our campuses are on Treaties 4 and 6 - the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda peoples, and the homeland of the Michif/Métis nation. We seek to grow our relationships with Indigenous communities to build a more inclusive future.

Let’s go far, together.

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If you are interested in applying for the Chancellor’s Scholarship in a future year, find out more information about the scholarship and how to apply.

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