Sir William Stephenson Scholarship
The University of Winnipeg Foundation presentation of the Sir William Stephenson Scholarships: November 24, 2009.
Andrea is completing her 4th year at the University with a Biopsychology Honours and a Biochemistry major. Throughout her time here, Andrea has done exceptionally well in all her classes by accumulating a grade point average of 4.3.
Professors in the Psychology department describe Andrea as someone who cares deeply about her community and the environment and someone that is not only able to analyze difficult concepts but confident enough to explain them to others in a straight forward yet intelligent manner.
Andrea played a major role in the "Let's talk Science" project. She also volunteered for the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge, the University of Winnipeg Peer Support's Shinerama campaign, the Misericordia Health Centre, The University of Winnipeg's Psychology Student's Association and the Seven Oaks General Hospital.
Andrea is planning to pursue her graduate studies in the field of either Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience.
Rebecca Vanderhooft is completing her degree at The University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science Honours. In 2008,
Rebecca was chosen as the best among the best for a very prestigious NSERC funded research program. She has won numerous awards and scholarships such as the Chancellor John A. Bulman Scholarship and the President's Award of Merit.
Rebecca's interests extend beyond the field of research. She is a volleyball coach and a very skilled pianist. Her tutors describe her as someone who is highly organized, very motivated, independent and extremely devoted to research.
One of her professors states, "In my 30 plus years of teaching my 4000 level course, I have never had a student who has obtained a perfect grade on a mid-term or final examination, until Rebecca accomplished it."
Rebecca is currently conducting research at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and has been selected to present her research at a conference at the University of British Columbia. In April 2010, she is planning to pursue her postgraduate studies-- most probably-- in the field of genetics.