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UWinnipeg student earns McCall MacBain Regional Award

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Liam Reid, recipient of a McCall MacBain Regional Award

University of Winnipeg student Liam Reid has earned a $5,000 McCall MacBain Regional Award.

This scholarship recognizes engaged student leaders who have demonstrated exceptional character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strength, and intellectual curiosity. It provides funding for a full-time master’s or professional program at any public university in Canada.

A student in the Department of Political Science, Liam restarted the political science club after the pandemic and serves as its co-president. He volunteers with the Canadian International Council, a non-partisan organization, and worked part-time throughout his undergraduate studies. Previously, during his time as a professional ballet dancer, Liam served as a member of his union’s negotiation committee. He is applying to master’s programs in political science and public policy, with the goal of pursuing a career in public service. In 2023, he received a Sir William Stephenson Scholarship.

“Applying to the McCall MacBain Scholarship was an invaluable experience,” said Liam. “Not only did it allow me to reflect on my own values and aspirations, but it also introduced me to a diverse group of talented, dedicated, and altruistic students. Their stories will inspire me for years to come.”

Liam placed among the top 95 of more than 700 Canadian applicants this year.

The McCall MacBain Scholarships are the result of a landmark $200 million gift in 2019, then the largest single donation in Canadian history, by John and Marcy McCall MacBain.

Applications will open in June 2024 for September 2025 admission. In addition to 30 fully funded scholarships, up to 100 awards of $5,000 to $20,000 will be offered. More information about the McCall MacBain Scholarships can be found online.

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