Julie Kim, ’12 BSc(CivEng)
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Build the Groundwork
Julie Kim, ’12 BSc(CivEng), has always been a hands-on learner. Instead of staying in South Korea to learn English, at age 13 she moved by herself to an English-speaking country — Canada. Kim enrolled in junior high and, with her parents’ help, stayed on until university. A host parent suggested she study engineering — to unite her love of art and building.
But when her parents ran into financial trouble, life took a difficult turn for Kim. She juggled two jobs around a full-time course load.
Kim made it through and learned that building good relationships, helping others and teamwork are just as important as sketching blueprints and managing timelines. Shortly after graduation, she put those values into action by creating a bursary. Her $1,500 gift (her employer contributes another $500) ensures one student gets the help they need.
“I thought if I started something like this I would remember the times when I was struggling. I don’t want to forget where I came from.”
Kim says her annual donation allows her to say thanks to all the people who did not give up on her.
“I don’t want someone to give up on their dream.”
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