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Ad Standards Scholarship Recipients

2019 - Kevin Zentner and Camille St-Pierre

In 2019, the Ad Standards Scholarship (for English language schools) was awarded to Kevin Zentner, a fourth-year Bachelor of Commerce Marketing student at the University of Alberta. Kevin is passionate about developing socially and environmentally sustainable business practices, and intends to pursue career opportunities with globally conscious organizations. During his time in school, Kevin attained exemplary academic results while also making a positive impact on his community and fellow students through volunteerism. His many volunteer initiatives include work with the university’s Academic Success Center, Neighborhood Bridges (which supports individuals with mental illness), Edmonton Food Bank, and Alberta JDC West (a business case competition team). Kevin has also developed a creative design and e-marketing firm, called Deux Collectif, which connects students with not-for-profit and charitable organisations who need pro-bono creative and marketing services.

Also in 2019, the Ad Standards Scholarship (for French language schools) was awarded to Camille St-Pierre, a first-year Bachelor of Business Administration student (Bilingual double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship) at the University of Sherbrooke. Camille is always motivated to succeed and plans to one day start her own company, using what she has learned about marketing and business to achieve her goals. She has already displayed her passion and drive in school, having achieved outstanding academic success. She also has a longstanding commitment to volunteer work, having collaborated with organisations such as Noël du pauvre, Jeunesses musicales du Canada, and Virée du Maire (a sporting event organised by the City of Trois-Rivières). Camille is also an avid musician and has organised multiple fundraisers for the Fondation du Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières, for which she received the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal in 2017.

2018 - Vanessa Lin

In 2018, the Ad Standards Scholarship was awarded to Vanessa Lin, a third-year Bachelor of Commerce Honours student at Queen’s University. Vanessa intends to pursue a career in Marketing and has interned with FCB Toronto, an integrated marketing and communications agency. Post-graduation, Vanessa is excited to use purpose-driven marketing to create a lasting positive impact in her community, as well as abroad. Her passion for community enrichment is demonstrated by her impactful contributions to Oil Thigh Designs, a student-run not-for-profit clothing company. She also teaches weekly dance classes to 25 underprivileged girls, through a program run by Girls Inc., an international charity dedicated to empowering and inspiring young women.

2017 - Joel Johnson

In 2017, Ad Standards awarded the Robert E. Oliver Scholarship to Joel Johnson, a third year student in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Mount Saint Vincent University. Joel is pursuing a Major in Marketing and intends to work as a marketer for a socially-responsible corporation, where he hopes to positively impact his community. Joel has demonstrated his passion for both marketing and social responsibility by starting his own clothing brand, which donates five percent of all sales to green initiatives. He has also volunteered with the Moncton Codiac RCMP, the Moncton Rotary Club, the Greater Moncton SPCA and the Dieppe Minor Hockey Association.

2016 - Naina Grewal

In 2016, ASC awarded the Robert E. Oliver Scholarship to Naina Grewal, a third year student at Simon Fraser University. Naina has excelled academically while pursuing a joint Business and Communications major, with a concentration in marketing. Outside of the classroom, Naina volunteers as host of the "Sade Bache Sada Virsa" radio show on RED 93.1 FM in Vancouver, where she covers topics such as academic success, volunteerism and multiculturalism. She has also volunteered with Darpan Magazine, Tourism Vancouver, Media Democracy Days, and the Surrey Leadership Action Conference.

2015 - Caroline Leblanc

In 2015, ASC awarded the Robert E. Oliver Scholarship to Caroline Leblanc. A passionate aspiring marketer, Caroline intends to pursue her MSc in Marketing Management upon completion of her undergraduate program. Caroline was selected on the basis of her exemplary academic standing and her volunteer record with organizations such as Accueil Bonneau, a welcoming centre for those who are homeless or at risk, and with JePassePartout, a community organization designed to prevent students from dropping out of school.

2014 - Amelia Layne

In 2014, ASC awarded the Robert E. Oliver Scholarship to Amelia Layne, a fourth year Bachelor of Commerce student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, majoring in Marketing Management. In addition to excelling academically in a rigorous marketing program, Amelia has been an active volunteer with numerous organizations and programs, including Habitat for Humanity and the International Student Support Program at Dalhousie.

2013 - Shane Gunter

In 2013, ASC awarded the Robert E. Oliver Scholarship to Shane Gunter, a third-year undergraduate student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. In addition to his excellent academic record, Shane is an outstanding contributor to his community and has volunteered his time to a range of charitable organizations.

2012 - Jackie McKinley

In 2012, ASC awarded the Robert E. Oliver Scholarship to Jackie McKinley, a third-year undergraduate student in Marketing at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. In addition to her academic excellence, Jackie is actively involved in giving back to her community. As Director of Community Development for Haskayne’s Commerce Undergraduate Society she has helped organize various charitable and fundraising events.

2011 - Michelle Bergsma

In 2011, ASC awarded the Robert E. Oliver Scholarship to Michelle Bergsma, from Whitehorse, Yukon. Michelle was a third-year undergraduate student enrolled in the University of Guelph's Marketing Management Co-op Program and had been on the Dean's Honours List for four consecutive semesters. In addition to her academic excellence, Michelle was deeply involved in her community as a volunteer.

2010 - Marie-Anne Lalonde

In 2010, ASC awarded the Robert E. Oliver Scholarship to Marie-Anne Lalonde who was in her third year of a Bachelor in Communications Marketing at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In addition to her outstanding academic results and her involvement in the student community, Marie-Anne is determined to make a difference by putting her skills in marketing to the service of organizations such as the Association of People with Visual Disabilities of Saguenay Lac-St-jean and Operation Red Nose.

2009 - Alexandra Warner

In 2009, ASC awarded the scholarship to Alexandra Warner, who was in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Business Administration program at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. In addition to her outstanding academic achievement, she also volunteered with several organizations, including Stand Up Against Poverty and World University Service of Canada.

2008 - Ivy So

In 2008, ASC awarded the scholarship to Ivy So, a Business Administration and Communications major at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. In addition to her outstanding academic achievement, she was also a volunteer with the Business Administration Student Society at SFU and served on the Board of Directors for Agents of Change, a non-profit agency dedicated to alleviating global poverty through sustainable solutions.

2007 - Shira Feuer

Shira Feuer, from Winnipeg, was a fourth-year marketing major at McGill University in Montreal. In addition to excelling academically in a rigorous marketing program, she was also a volunteer with both an international student leadership program and the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

2007 - Lacey Cartier

From Edmonton, Lacey Cartier was a second-year business and marketing major at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. In addition to her outstanding academic achievement, she had been a long-time volunteer in her community, helping kids and parents in need.\

2006 - Dan Kenaani

The 2006 Robert E. Oliver Scholarship recipient was Dan Kenaani, then second-year advertising major at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario. In addition to his exceptional academic record, Dan acted as Director of Communications of the Sheridan Student Union, coordinated its alcohol abuse awareness week, and organized Sheridan’s Shinerama 2005 fundraising campaign to help fight cystic fibrosis.

2005 - Julie Massicotte

The 2005 Robert E. Oliver Scholarship recipient was Julie Massicotte, a student at the Media Art and Technology Course, Advertising Option, at Cégep de Jonquière, Quebec.

2005 - Tricia Hayden

The 2005 Robert E. Oliver Scholarship was also awarded to Tricia Hayden, a student in the Advertising Program at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario.

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