Meet the inaugural McCall MacBain Scholars

Twenty aspiring innovators, community-builders, and leaders will join the first class of McCall MacBain Scholars at McGill, recipients of Canada’s first comprehensive leadership-based scholarship for master’s and professional studies.

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AJ Bimm

MUP, Urban Planning

Toronto, ON

Amanda Sears

MA, Philosophy (Bioethics)

Montréal, QC

Brendan Cottrell

MSc, Geography

Surrey, BC

Caroline Merner

MPP, Public Policy

Garibaldi Highlands, BC

Daisy Couture

MA, Medical Anthropology

Vancouver, BC

Fatima Beydoun

BCL/JD, Law

Halifax, NS

Grace Ma

BCL/JD, Law

Toronto, ON

Hayley Newman-Petryshen

MA, Political Science

Mississauga, ON

Helen Thai

MSc, Clinical Psychology

Stittsville, ON

Josh Swain

MSc, Public Health

Winnipeg, MB

Kasem Alhaeik

MA, Political Science

Brossard, QC

Larissa Chiu

MSc, Neuroscience

Vancouver, BC

Nathan Duarte

MSc, Electrical Engineering

Milton, ON

Nico Waltenbury

BCL/JD, Law

North Bay, ON

Nicole Osayande

BBME, Biological and Biomedical Engineering

Bowmanville, ON

Raymond Tu

MSc, Pharmacology (Environmental Health)

Guelph, ON

Sinan Abi Farraj

MEng, Chemical Engineering

Montréal, QC

Somaya Amiri

BCL/JD, Law

Maple Ridge, BC

Tyler Paetkau

MA, Philosophy (Bioethics)

Edmonton, AB

Zeytouna Suleiman

BCL/JD, Law

Montréal, QC

AJ Bimm

MUP, Urban Planning

Toronto, ON

Amanda Sears

MA, Philosophy (Bioethics)

Montréal, QC

Brendan Cottrell

MSc, Geography

Surrey, BC

Caroline Merner

MPP, Public Policy

Garibaldi Highlands, BC

Daisy Couture

MA, Medical Anthropology

Vancouver, BC

Fatima Beydoun

BCL/JD, Law

Halifax, NS

Grace Ma

BCL/JD, Law

Toronto, ON

Hayley Newman-Petryshen

MA, Political Science

Mississauga, ON

Helen Thai

MSc, Clinical Psychology

Stittsville, ON

Josh Swain

MSc, Public Health

Winnipeg, MB

Kasem Alhaeik

MA, Political Science

Brossard, QC

Larissa Chiu

MSc, Neuroscience

Vancouver, BC

Nathan Duarte

MSc, Electrical Engineering

Milton, ON

Nico Waltenbury

BCL/JD, Law

North Bay, ON

Nicole Osayande

BBME, Biological and Biomedical Engineering

Bowmanville, ON

Raymond Tu

MSc, Pharmacology (Environmental Health)

Guelph, ON

Sinan Abi Farraj

MEng, Chemical Engineering

Montréal, QC

Somaya Amiri

BCL/JD, Law

Maple Ridge, BC

Tyler Paetkau

MA, Philosophy (Bioethics)

Edmonton, AB

Zeytouna Suleiman

BCL/JD, Law

Montréal, QC

In addition to selecting 20 McCall MacBain Scholars, the McCall MacBain Scholarships program and McGill University have offered 55 entrance awards of $5,000 or $10,000 each to promising candidates. Altogether, this year’s 75 scholarships represent an estimated commitment of $2 million in tuition and living costs alone, which will be complemented by mentorship and leadership development programming. With the scholarships planned to continue in perpetuity, this year’s students represents the first of many generations of scholarship recipients.

Outreach is already underway for the second class of McCall MacBain Scholars