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.”

April 26, 2013

Dr. Fred H. Wigmore recipient of 2013 Honours Award

Published on April 25, 2013

Moose Jaw Times Herald

Cole Carruthers

The Moose Jaw Honours Award and 2013 Festival of Words launch took place Thursday evening at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery.

The evening was used to honour and pay tribute to the late Dr. Fred H. Wigmore, who was named as the 2013 recipient of the Moose Jaw Honours Award.

Brian Bell of Heritage Moose Jaw discussed the origins of the award. “The Honours Award is a tribute to a citizen who is living or dead who made a significant lifetime contribution to the quality of life in Moose Jaw and District.”

“Some of you may not know how actively the late Dr. Fred Wigmore contributed to the City of Moose Jaw,” Festival of Words board president Patrick Hall said. “Verna McLeod will help to remind us about this influential doctor, who had such a long time dedication to Moose Jaw and area.”

“Tonight we pay tribute to not only a man who was a pillar of the medical profession, but who was an amazing individual in the City of Moose Jaw for close to 60 years,” McLeod said. “Moose Jaw was one of the best medical centres in Western Canada when Dr. Wigmore joined the staff and continued for 30 years.”  

Wigmore’s son, Dr. Fred C. Wigmore accepted the award on behalf of the family.

“He was a pretty special father as well, he excelled not only in the community, but as a father,” Wigmore said. “Paying peoples way through medical school is no easy feat, he gave me a good start by not adding any saddled debt for having to be trained with 12-years of university –– he’s a very special fellow.”

After the honours award ceremony, Festival of Words executive director, Donna Lee Howes and Glenn Hagel presented this year’s festival 2013 program announcement of authors, events and programs.

Some of the authors attending this year’s festival include: Angie Abdou, Dave Bidini, Marie-Louise Gay and Annabel Lyon.


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