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.”

January 7, 2010

Lloyd Probert plans to attend Central Reunion with his children and sister

Lloyd Probert as a child before attending school at Central Collegiate, left, in this submitted photograph. At right, Ll
Lloyd Probert as a child before attending school at Central Collegiate, left, in this submitted photograph. At right, Lloyd Probert looks over an album of family photographs. He will be attending the CCI centennial reunion this summer.
22 Dec 2009

Central Collegiate will holds it 100th year reunion in July 2010. In our series on former graduates, the Times-Herald spoke to former Moose Jaw opthamologist Lloyd Probert. Probert, who lives in Moose Jaw with his wife Coralie, graduated from Central Collegiate in 1939.

His father Frank Probert was an optometrist and ran F.B. Probert, next to the Capitol Theatre on Main Street.

Probert, 88, is looking forward to the Central reunion — which will be a family affair. Five of Probert’s six children also went to Central as did his sister, now Sylvia Farley, and they are all planning to attend the reunion. “I suppose there will be quite a few friends there although I do not think there are many who are still in Moose Jaw,” he said.

Probert said his best subjects were chemistry and physics. “I enjoyed sports at Central,” Probert said. “They were a good bunch of people there.” After graduating, he went to the University of Saskatchewan to study medicine. He graduated just as the Second World War was ending and got out of the army in 1945.

Probert then spent three years working in Craik before going to Toronto to study ophthalmology to become an eye specialist. He came back to Moose in 1952 and did not retire until 1997. Probert said he has enjoyed living in Moose Jaw. “It’s not too big. I’m still sort of an old farm boy, although I never lived on a farm,” he said.
“I lived in town and walked to school. We lived up on North Hill.”

Probert is good friends with Lyle Phillips who will also be attending the reunion. But he said it was after graduating that they became friends. “We were friends after he finished law school but not at Central because he was three or four years behind. You usually did not associate with the younger ones.”
Rebecca Lawrence can be reached at 691-1258


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