The atmosphere was festive on October 25th, in Loyola campus’ Oscar Peterson Hall, as Dean Pascale Sicotte addressed a very proud audience. “You are agents of change,” said Dean Sicotte. “Your creativity, your curiosity, individually and collectively will be instrumental in meeting the challenges of tomorrow.”
Every year, the Scholars Evening ceremony honours students who have the very best grades in their departments. These students make up a small and exceptional group among the 17,000 undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
“We take pride in these students’ achievements, in attracting such talented and dedicated students who embody success,” explains Dean Sicotte. “Our Scholars are not mere bystanders; they are active learners. We rely on their continued contributions to further advance their fields of study in both purpose and means.”
“This ceremony marks the pinnacle of a student's journey each year,” explains Dr. Philippe Caignon, professor and Associate Dean, Student Academic Services for the Faculty of Arts and Science. “It's an extraordinary recognition, underscoring the students’ resilience in their academic pursuits, as they navigate through various personal and educational challenges. This event is truly designed to highlight the significance of their dedication and the quality of their efforts, which are consistently displayed year after year.”
We had the opportunity to connect with two honorees to delve deeper into their experiences.