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.

Shining Student Neal Smith, English major

By embracing the English program at the University of Lethbridge, Neal Smith found his true academic home, guided by professors who encouraged him in writing and storytelling.

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Shining Student Anja Gassner, Neuroscience major

While engaging in a summer independent study in Dr. Gibb's lab, Anja Gassner discovered the thrill of research, unlocking a passion that has reshaped her educational goals.

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Shining Student Heath Petkau, Psychology major

Engaging in three co-op work terms and an applied study, Heath Petkau thrived in Dr. David Logue's Birdsong Lab where he excelled in the immersive nature of the research.

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Kinesiology major Kamryn Sandberg is making positive community change

Fourth-year University of Lethbridge kinesiology student Kamryn Sandberg embodies determination, compassion, and boundless enthusiasm for making a positive impact in her community.

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Shining Student Anna Entz

Initially, on a path towards accounting, Anna Entz redirected her studies to embrace a general humanities degree, fueled by an interest in history, religious studies, and French she discovered while fulfilling the liberal education …

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Shining Student Michael Veltri claims unique honour

Last year, neuroscience student Michael Veltri participated in a co-op work opportunity with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. In the process, he became the first person at ULethbridge ever to study metabolite data …

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Shining Student Devanshi Sharma

Drawn to the University of Lethbridge by its outstanding neuroscience program and hands-on research opportunities, Devanshi Sharma initially aspired to attend medical school. However, through engaging in independent studies, she discovered her …

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Shining Student Bryanne Wandler

Bryanne Wandler has embraced every opportunity to seize rewarding opportunities at the University of Lethbridge, and this decision helped her navigate the university while discovering her passion for community planning and food …

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Shining Student Tyra Hercina

Tyra Hercina's professors have played pivotal roles in her University of Lethbridge experience, shaping Tyra's approach to education, and inspiring her to consider a future as a professor of Indigenous studies.

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