Radha Saikia, Faculty of Arts
Weatherill Family Award
Radha Saikia is a 3rd year Psychology student in the Faculty of Arts, and is currently on a 12-month work placement with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General in the Community Corrections Division. She is also Co-President of Jack.org UAlberta, a student group on campus that promotes mental health awareness. In previous years, Radha has taken on several leadership roles as an executive member in multiple student groups or in her work/volunteer experience. She has been VP Events for multiple student groups & volunteered for several departments on campus including International Student Services and the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services, and won a Students’ Union Award for spearheading a mental health initiative for campuses across Canada. Her future plans include getting a Master’s and a PhD degree in Psychology, and eventually working in forensics.
Joel Tatlow, Alberta School of Business
Roger Phillips PLLC Scholarship in Business
Joel Tatlow is a Marketing major at the Alberta School of Business entering his third year of studies. Professionally, he hopes to spend his life helping fine arts organizations realize their full potential by consulting with them about the commercial aspects of their ventures. As an arts administrator, he has spent time working with local Alberta theatre companies and student arts organizations coordinating various aspects of their business operations, including public relations, digital marketing, press liaising, volunteer management, community engagement, partnership management and fiscal budgeting. In his free time, Joel is an improvisor and classically trained vocalist.
Alexander Wong, Faculty of Medicine
Cecil E Race Leadership Scholarship
Alexander Wong is a second-year medical student enrolled in a dual MD/MBA program. Prior to starting medical school, Alex completed two years of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Calgary. He has a strong interest in exploring the intersections between health equity and health systems innovation. Particularly, he wants to examine how social justice can be incorporated within the political and economic confines of the Canadian healthcare system. As a future physician, Alex aspires to work towards improving health outcomes for populations experiencing health inequities, and to address health disparities through upstream, cross-sector, and systemic-level innovation. Currently, he is creating an initiative within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry to reduce admissions barriers for applicants from Indigenous and lower socioeconomic backgrounds.