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.”

February 17, 2011

Constructing a future for Central grads

Ron Graham
Ron Graham
Published on February 16, 2011
Myles Fish
Moose Jaw Times Herald

Ron Graham is decades removed from living and working in Moose Jaw, but a visit back to his the Friendly City last summer reminded him where home really was.

The reunion celebrating the centennial of Central Collegiate Institute in July 2010 brought Graham back to the school where he, his father, and his children attended and where his wife taught and coached basketball. It also inspired him to give back to his alma mater.

“We feel that this is really home. The 100th anniversary reconnected us with Central. With that in mind, we said it’s about time we started to support the graduates here,” he said.

That support Ron and wife Jane decided on was a contribution of $100,000 in scholarships for Central graduates.

A 1957 graduate of Central, Graham today is chairman of Graham Construction, the fourth largest construction services provider in Canada and a company with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion. The family business began in Moose Jaw in 1926, under the direction of Graham’s grandfather. 

One of the local projects the company worked on was the restoration of St. Andrew’s Church after a fire in 1963. In the 1970s, the company expanded throughout Western Canada and into the United States, and corporate headquarters moved from Moose Jaw to Calgary in the early 1980s.

Through the scholarship, the Grahams are providing approximately $4,000 annually for a well-rounded student to attend the University of Saskatchewan (UofS), the alma mater of Graham and his wife. The Grahams earned degrees in civil engineering and education from the UofS in 1962. The scholarship is open to all areas of study.

Also, any Central student who makes a major Huskies athletic team at the UofS can earn a scholarship worth $4,000 from the Grahams, who were involved in interuniversity athletics while attending university.


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