Neil Siemens is a man who has dedicated his final years to helping others reach their potential. One of them is UAlberta undergrad student Kaylan Burns who is currently studying biology.
As the daughter of a single parent, Burns knew she'd have to work hard to reach her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 13, she started babysitting and put away half her earnings into savings. After high-school graduation, she tallied up the costs and her undergrad degree alone came in at about $60,000 for tuition, fees, books and rent.
Her savings were nowhere near enough. That's when donor Neil Siemens stepped in.