Liv Erickson Wins Top
Scholarship To U of S

Written by Ryan Vincent
Monday, Mar 20 2023
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Central Collegiate senior, Liv Erickson, has been awarded one of the Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships to the University of Saskatchewan. 

The George and Marsha Ivany President's First and Best Scholarship is awarded based on academics, leadership and contributions to the school and community, to a student from a Canadian high school with a 95 per cent average or higher.  

Erickson is one of five students to be awarded the scholarship and will receive $40,000 towards her schooling over the course of four years at the U of S. 

“I feel amazing,” she says. “I always felt really drawn to U of S for so many reasons, and it really felt like [the scholarship] solidified my decision clearly, and it’s gotten me really excited about going to university... I’m really pumped about it, it’s an awesome thing to receive.” 

She currently has a 96 per cent average and has made numerous contributions to the community. 

“In my written application, I talked about starting an environmental club at my high school, as well as getting involved in some other youth climate activism groups in Regina. Also, I spoke about my executive role in SLC (Student Leadership Council). I’m the Head of Fundraising so I plan a lot of fundraisers for our school.” 

Erickson is the Central Collegiate representative on the Youth Advisory Committee for the Moose Jaw City Council. The Youth Advisory Committee speaks about situations and issues in Moose Jaw that youth face and tries to come up with solutions to present to the city council. 

She also volunteered as a coach for the “Girls in the Game” organization. 

“They focus on encouraging young girls to stay in sports and encouraging self-confidence and strength, both mentally and physically,” she adds. 

Erickson plans on going into the Faculty of Arts and Science for a degree in the Environment and Society program with a certificate in sustainability. 

“I’m just passionate about climate action and I think that having an education in that field is what's going to make you a better leader. If you know what you’re talking about, you can act properly and be fit for any role, whether that's in politics or in any other sort of policy-making area. Even if that’s working on projects in sustainability, or research, or education, I think you really need to know what you’re talking about to be able to make a greater impact.”

August 5, 2014

DR. Lloyd Albert Probert Passes

On August 2, 2014, in his 92nd year, our father died peacefully in the Craik and District Care Home. We are forever indebted to the compassion and caring offered by the staff at Craik.

Lloyd was born in Moose Jaw September 10, 1921 to Fred and Ethel Probert (nee Hewitt) and raised with his siblings Ken, Ruth, Kay (Campbell), Sylvia (Munroe), Glenys (Leibel), and Don, and is survived by Sylvia.

Lloyd attended Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw. He earned his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto, then set up a general practice in Craik.

In 1948 he returned to the University of Toronto to complete a medical residency in Ophthalmology. In 1952 he returned to Moose Jaw where he carried on his practice until 1997.

He was predeceased by his wives Lilian, Shirley, and Coralie, and by his sons Ken and Mike. He is survived by his children, Bruce (Kathy), Lilian (Glen) Traquair, Nadine Probert (Jim MacLaurin), Derwin (Judy), daughter-in-law Michelle; his grandchildren Ian (Becky), Michael (Hazel McLachlan) and Mark MacLaurin, Derek and Adrianna Traquair, and Tyler Probert, and by great-grandchildren Kyle and Erin; and by Coralie’s daughters Louanne and Micheline.

Lloyd enjoyed time spent at the family cabin at Buffalo Pound Lake. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a supporter of Ducks Unlimited. Lloyd excelled at sports and was inducted into the U of S Sports Wall of Fame as a multi-sport athlete. He remained physically active well into his late 80’s. Lloyd was an active member of the community, and a long-time member of the Lions Club.

We will remember our father for his unconditional love of family, and his advocacy for physical and mental health through a balanced lifestyle, and instilling in us the value of education and the importance of family and friends.


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