Past and Present Shining Students

Since 2017/18, students have been recognized and participated in our Shining Student initiative. Many students are nominated in several academic years, but for this purpose, they are listed the first year they are nominated. Please note that some of the details may have changed for the Shining Student profiles featured within this section. For example, many of these students have since graduated. Quite often we have name changes for programs, courses and departments and faculty and staff may have moved on, but at the time of posting to the web, the details were current. If you would like to learn more about something mentioned and can't find a reference to it on our websites, please contact artsci.communication@uleth.ca and we will do our best to assist.

Gaining hands-on research experience: Cayley Fleischman

Neuroscience and psychology student Cayley Fleischman spent her summer working on a great research initiative with Dr. Robin Gibb called Building Brains Together.

Read more

Shining Student Ally De Jonge

Shining Student Ally De Jonge discovered archaeology by taking courses outside of her major. This past summer, she was privileged to be part of a team of students to excavate at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo …

Read more

How the Indigenous Student Success Cohort Helped Shining Student Siksiikakoan, Shane McDougall Thrive

The Indigenous Student Success Cohort (ISSC) supported Siksiikakoan (Blackfootman), Shane McDougall on his return to school decades after he graduated high school.

Read more

Gaining hands-on research experience: Alex Engel

Kinesiology and psychology student Alex Engel got the amazing opportunity to spend his summer working with Dr. Paige Pope on her current research Move More, Sit Less.

Read more

Shining Student Jody Villemaire

Having learned from the Faculty's most influential people, Shining Student Jody Villemaire's path has been illuminated in ways she never could've imagined. She is incredibly thankful for the possibilities that opened up …

Read more

Shining Student Julia Stroud

In diving headfirst into the world of research, Shining Student Julia Stroud decided to make herself uncomfortable to try something she had no predisposition to, and she's glad she did as her …

Read more

Shining Student Rupert Quintana

Shining Student Rupert Quintana is pursuing a degree in political science, and while he says it is taking “longer than usual” to complete his studies, he is still on track and committed to …

Read more

Shining Student Karina Almeida Villalba

A ULethbridge, Shining Student Karina Almeida Villalba overcame diversity and became the person she "always wanted to be,” thanks partly to unparalleled encouragement from her professors and a supportive environment.

Read more

Shining Student Ciara Russell-Baker

Many things drew Shining Student Ciara Russell-Baker to ULethbridge, including its close-knit community and phenomenal recommendations from alums. But the thing that sealed the deal was attending Open House, as everyone she …

Read more