2016 CFUW Guelph Scholarship & Award Recipients

Alyssa Baker, Karen Singleton, Practical Nursing Coordinator, and Leslie Snell.
L-R: Alyssa Baker, Karen Singleton, Practical Nursing Coordinator, and Leslie Snell.

Conestoga College Bursaries

  • Alyssa Baker is a Practical Nursing student and Graduate of the University of Guelph who lives in Guelph with her spouse and their two-year-old son.
  • Kayla Mekus (from Puslinch) is studying Advertising and Marketing Communications.
  • Fahara Trahan has completed her studies at Conestoga College in Office Administration – Executive Program. A single mother of three, she plans to continue with her part-time work for the Board of Education while looking for full-time employment.

University of Guelph Scholarships

Jennifer Bell
Jennifer Bell
  • Jennifer Bell – The winner of the University of Guelph CFUW undergraduate scholarship ($2,000 ) is Jennifer Bell. She is in third year studying biomedical engineering and is currently doing a 4-month work term with Acadian Seaplants in Nova Scotia. After she finishes her undergraduate degree she hopes to work with a Canadian medical device start-up company. She is particularly interested in the biomechanics stream of biomedical engineering, which could lead to work with joint implants/replacements, surgical devices, etc. On campus, she enjoys being an Engineering Peer Helper, which consists of helping other engineering students learn problem-solving skills.
  • Ambera Wellmann, second-year MFA student at the University of Guelph’s School of Fine Art and Music will graduate in August of 2016, and conclude her studies with a solo exhibition at Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects in Toronto on the 13th of August 2016. Following a tradition of Romanticism, her paintings investigate the uncanny and violent characteristics that underlie mimesis. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, Ambera will relocate her studio practice to Berlin and Paris, where she will continue her research on the Romantic canon of art.
  • Allison Wilkin is a 3rd year PhD Candidate at the University of Guelph in the Human Health & Nutritional Sciences department. After completing her B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph, she began her Master’s under the supervision of Dr. Kelly Meckling, subsequently transferring to a PhD program. Her PhD dissertation will investigate the role of Vitamin D in healthy mammary gland development, as well as explore the relationship between accelerated or hindered growth during puberty and the risk of breast cancer later in life. The results of this study will hopefully provide further evidence for Vitamin D as a prevention strategy for breast cancer. While working as a teaching assistant, she taught as a guest lecturer in several fourth-year nutritional classes at the University of Guelph. This has sparked a passion for teaching, and she now plans to continue on the path towards a career in academia.
    L-R: Esther Semple, Treasurer, Scholarship Trust Fund, Ambera Wellman, University of Guelph, Allison Wilkin, University of Guelph, Farah Trahan, Conestoga College, Leslie Snell, Chair, Scholarship Committee.