2013 Recipients - The Canadian Parking Association



2013 Recipients - The Canadian Parking Association
The Canadian Parking Association congratulates
the winners of the 2013 Scholarship Program
L’Association canadienne du stationnement
félicite leS gagnantS du programme de bourse 2013
Julian Cheung
University of British Columbia
Bachelor, Civil Engineering
Julian is a fourth year civil engineering
student at the University of British
Columbia. His previous co-op experiences
as a transportation engineering assistant
and his interest in design and planning
have led to a specialty in the field of
transportation. “When I graduate in the coming spring I
would like to work for an engineering consultant firm as a
planner. I am a very detail-oriented person who loves to
solve problems. My hobbies include basketball, badminton,
video games and social activities.”
David Ellison
University of Toronto
Bachelor, Materials Engineering
David Ellison has just graduated from Notre
Dame Catholic Secondary School in
Burlington, Ontario. Soon he will be
entering his first year at the University of
Toronto, where he will be studying
materials science and engineering.
David has been playing recreational hockey and rep soccer
for the past 12 years, and he travelled to England in 2010 to
compete in the Arsenal International Soccer Festival.
Madeline Mackenzie
University of Western Ontario Undergraduate
Bachelor, Health Science
Madeline will be starting her second year at
Western University this fall studying health
sciences. After completing her degree,
Madeline plans to pursue a career in
medicine as a family physician for future
Canadian families. During the winter, Madeline skates with
the London Synchronized Skating Team, travelling to cities
across the country to compete. In the summer, she is a
sailing instructor at the Stony Lake Yacht Club where she
spends time with friends and family located on the lake.
Jennifer McCormick
Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor, Kinesiology Major,
Psychology Minor
A fourth year honours kinesiology student
at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo,
Ontario, Jennifer plans to pursue a career in
sports psychology after graduation. In her
spare time Jennifer likes to stay active by
participating in sports including baseball,
volleyball and golf.
Michelle McCormick
Haena Kim
University of British Columbia
Bachelor, Civil Engineering
Haena Kim is a fourth year civil engineering
student at the University of British
Columbia. Her keen interest in enhancing
the quality of people’s lives inspired her to
specialize in transportation engineering.
Through the engineering co-op program at
UBC, she had the opportunity to work at the City of Surrey
and Focus Corporation under the mentorship of experienced
transportation professionals. Upon graduation, she aspires
to undertake a masters program in transportation and
pursue her ultimate goal to become a professionally certified
transportation engineer. In her spare time, she enjoys
snowboarding, swimming and sewing.
Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor, Concurrent Education
In the fall Michelle will be starting her third
year of a five-year concurrent education
degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and
Nipissing University in Brantford, Ontario.
Upon graduation she plans to be a primary
school teacher. Michelle enjoys reading and
spending time at her family’s cottage.
T h e C a n a d i a n P a r k i n g A s s o c i a t i o n c o n g r a t u l a t e s t h e w i n n e r s o f t h e 2 0 1 3 Sc h o l a r s h i p P r o g r a m
Hussein Merchant
University of Alberta, Bachelor,
Hussein Merchant is a recent graduate of
Jasper Place Senior Composite High School
in Edmonton, Alberta. There, he took a
variety of science courses which will tie in
with his university studies in the field of
bioinformatics. This will lead him into an
undergraduate degree in computer science
with a minor in biology. Hussein is involved with the Royal
Canadian Air Cadet movement; is an avid volunteer; and was
a member of his school leadership team, as well as the
Interact Club, a branch of Rotary International for high
schools. Due to his volunteer and leadership work, Hussein
was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
Medal. Hussein is also a sports enthusiast, involved in cross
country, rowing, skiing and basketball.
Melissa Pike
University of Calgary – Undergraduate
Bachelor, Health Sciences
Melissa Pike graduated with Honours from
Lord Beaverbrook High School in Calgary,
Alberta. Her love of music motivated her
to be involved with band throughout
junior high and then the Beaverbrook
dance and choir programs in high school.
Melissa won the Robert Thirsk Award for Excellence in
Math and Science in Grade 9. Melissa will begin a
bachelor of health science at the University of Calgary in
September 2013, and after completing her undergrad
degree, she plans to enter medical school and specialize
in psychiatry.
Alexander Thibodeau
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Bachelor, Biology
Alex graduated from Bernice MacNaughton
High School with Honours with Distinction
this past June. In the fall he will be attending
Memorial University of Newfoundland to
pursue a Bachelor of Science with the hopes
to major in biology and minor in music. A
competitive swimmer for 10 years, Alex will be
attending the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec this
summer as a member of Team New Brunswick. This past April
he starred in his school musical production of Grease as Danny
Zuko. “I plan to pursue both swimming and my singing at
Memorial by minoring in music and joining the MUN SeaHawks as a varsity athlete. After my bachelor of science I have
the hopes of getting into medical school to then pursue a
career as a Radiologist.”
Mark Van Elk
Trinity Western University
Bachelor, Elementary Education
Mark is a recent graduate of Kitsilano
Secondary School in Vancouver, BC, where he
was born and raised. In September, 2013, he
will begin his studies at Trinity Western
University , in Langley, BC, with the goal of
getting a degree in Education, including his
Teaching Certificate. Mark hopes to teach and
coach at the Elementary School level. Mark likes all sports and
outdoor activities (his favorite sports in school were basketball
and rugby). and his current favorites are tight-rope walking,
kayaking and hiking. In teaching, he has a keen interest in
helping and teaching special needs kids. Mark is currently
working for Impark as a patroller—an important summer job! n
T h e C a n a d i a n P a r k i n g A s s o c i a t i o n c o n g r a t u l a t e s t h e w i n n e r s o f t h e 2 0 1 3 Sc h o l a r s h i p P r o g r a m

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