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UWinnipeg student awarded life-changing McCall MacBain Scholarship

Sidney Leggett is the second consecutive UWinnipeg student to receive scholarship

在完成温尼伯大学应用计算机科学学士学位后,西德尼·莱格特(Sidney Leggett)凭借全额资助的McCall Macbain奖学金,前往麦吉尔大学亚愽国际app下载。

In late March, University of Winnipeg student Sidney Leggett (BSc, Hons 22) had the unique opportunity to join aspiring leaders from across Canada at McCall MacBain Scholarship final interviews in Montréal.

I hope to further pursue how to find impactful and innovative ways to empower Indigenous youth to follow their dreams.

Sidney Leggett

莱格特返回温尼伯后,收到了Marcy McCall Macbain博士和奖学金人员的改变生活的视频电话 - 她被选为McCall Macbain学者。



“Sidney is an exceptional student with a very bright future ahead of her,” said UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Todd Mondor. “We are very proud of her, as well as of her mentors and supporters at UWinnipeg, including Dr. Melanie Martin, who provided research opportunities and encouraged her intellectual curiosity.”

While completing a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science and Data Analysis at the University of Winnipeg, Leggett built the website of The Canadian Indigenous Science and Engineering Society, a campus group for Indigenous students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and previously served as the group’s treasurer. She also worked to revitalize the data collection process for Waterways; a youth-focused, Indigenous-led non-profit organization, and built a story-catching website in collaboration with Indigenous community members from three cities.

Leggett worked four part-time jobs during the school year and spent two summers working as a junior epidemiologist and research intern. She will begin a Master of Science in Epidemiology, which will help lay the foundation for a career in Indigenous research.

“I hope to further pursue how to find impactful and innovative ways to empower Indigenous youth to follow their dreams,” she said.

“We need inclusive, collaborative, and forward-thinking leaders in all sectors and fields,” said John McCall MacBain, who, together with his wife Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain, created these scholarships through a historic gift to McGill University. “With this scholarship, students will expand their networks, deepen their leadership skills, and benefit from full funding to pursue their dreams of improving their communities – and the world. Congratulations to these students and the hundreds of candidates across Canada who were considered for this scholarship.”

Each scholar was chosen based on their character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strength, and intellectual curiosity.

“Our new scholars have taken different paths towards this moment and will contribute unique perspectives to the scholarship community,” said Natasha Sawh, Dean of the McCall MacBain Scholarships. “The selection committees looked for leadership potential, a willingness to engage with diverse perspectives, and traits like empathy, integrity, and grit. Our process incorporates a wide range of volunteer readers and interviewers, who understand the candidates and their varied experiences.”

More than 130 Canadian leaders volunteered their time to help select McCall MacBain Scholars. They reviewed nearly 700 applications, interviewed 146 students regionally, and invited 50 to a final set of interviews which took place in March.信息会议for the first global cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars are currently underway, and applications will open in June.

Second Scholar in Two Years

Leggett is the second consecutive University of Winnipeg student to earn the McCall MacBain Scholarship.Biology student Josh Swain (BSc’21) was selected as an inaugural scholar in April 2021. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Public Health at McGill.


情郎和莱参加了大学of Winnipeg’sPathway to Graduate Studies program(P2GS) which provides mentorship and research opportunities for Indigenous students in STEM. The next cohort of P2GS runs May 2 – 27, 2022.

“Sidney is an amazing student and I am so proud of her,” said Dr. Melanie Martin. “She started off a new field of research in my lab in the P2GS program and is returning this summer to analyze more data. She is doing amazing things and this award will allow her to reach even further.”

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