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Student uses scholarship to help fund gift to Laurier
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First-year Laurier student Latif Murji has used his scholarship to make a gift to Laurier. Murji — a recipient of the TD Scholarship for Outstanding Community Leadership, which is valued at more than $70,000 over four years — generously donated $2,000 to help further develop the program he is most passionate about: Health Sciences.
Murji decided to donate to the program “because I felt this was a unique opportunity for me to have an impact at an early stage of our brand-new Health Sciences program and help it blossom into something special at Laurier.”
The Health Sciences program was developed in response to overwhelming student demand, and takes full advantage of the teaching expertise and research strengths of faculty and instructional staff in the Faculty of Science.
The program has a strong health and wellness component developed through applied health courses and community experience. This perspective, in combination with essential courses in biology, chemistry, psychology, mathematics, and the humanities and social sciences, prepares students for careers in medical and other health-related fields such as chiropractic, occupational therapy, speech pathology, optometry and respiration therapy.
With one semester completed, Murji is pleased with the direction in which the Health Sciences program is moving, and he enjoys being part of “a small, very personal program, with a tight-knit environment.”
He has also been active in creating the Health Sciences Students Association, and serves as president.
"Latif’s actions truly reflect the essence of Laurier," said Rob Donelson, vice-president: development and alumni relations. "He is, indeed, a shining example of a student leading a life of leadership and purpose."