ElginElgin is a first-year student at Ryerson University studying Biology. She is a 2016 Youth Bursary recipient and member of Meridian CU.

Elgin has been an active volunteer giving back to her community in many ways. Activities associated with her schools have been important to her along with supporting the Terry Fox Run, a cooperative youth camp, and Covenant House.

On her application she wrote, “In the future, my career goal is to become a psychiatrist. From a very young age, I loved to listen to people and try to help them with any problems they might have, and as I became older I was introduced to my first psychology class, further intriguing me to make this my career! In the summer I was lucky enough to go to a hospital and see how psychiatrists work, it really caught my attention and excited me. I am really looking forward to study subjects that will help make this career goal a career achievement.”

With the increased awareness of mental health issues, society will continue to need caring professionals to help those in need. Elgin we are excited for you as you pursue your dream.