Major Entrance Scholarships awarded to international students for first time in Okanagan campus history
The number of international students excelling at UBC’s Okanagan campus keeps increasing, and so do the awards being presented to them. Congratulations to the students recognized at this year’s International Student Awards dinner, held on September 11.
At this year’s dinner 22 students were recognized between four categories: the International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT), the International Student Humanitarian Award (ISHA), the International Community Achievement Award (ICAA) and International Major Entrance Scholarship (IMES).
Three of the awards — the ILOT, ISHA and IMES — are significant scholarships that are renewable for an additional three years for the winners. This is also the first year that Major Entrance Scholarships were awarded to international students at the Okanagan campus.
Ian Cull, AVP Students, and the rest of the student portfolio congratulate all the student award recipients. This year’s award winners are:
International Major Entrance Scholarship
- Mazhar Ahmed
- Katheryn Helmore
- Krishna Sindhuja Kambhampati
- Siddharth Kaul
- Matias Bofarull Oddo
- Himayini Sharma
International Leader of Tomorrow Award / International Student Humanitarian Award
- Mirabelle Arodi
- Maisha Badhon
- Aaron Clements
- Ngoc Anh (Alviss) Luu
- Fred Mondo
- Michael Mutiso
- Saad Rehman
- Alejandra Garcia Rivas
This year’s ILOT and ISHA selection committee consisted of Damara Klaassen, associate director, of the International Student Initiative, Carlos Teixeira, associate professor of Geography, Bahman Naser, assistant professor of engineering, and Susan Allan, manager of the International Student Initiative.
International Community Achievement Awards
- Abdulrahman Alnaar
- Nijiati Abulizi
- Susana Baez
- Yuki Kamitano
- Mansak Tantikachornkiat
- Sabrina Tikhomiroff
- Nishat Tasnim
- Xin He
The ICAA is given annually to international students who contribute to the local community and excel academically. These students have demonstrated strong leadership in everything from serving the community and promoting diversity to becoming leaders in international engagement and service.
ICAA awards are determined in May each year by a selection committee. This year’s committee consisted of Leah Sanford, manager of International Programs and Services, Philip Reichert, international student advisor, and Dayna Li, recruiter/advisor for the International Student Initiative.