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CABEF announces winners of national agricultural scholarships


June 20, 2022  by Bree Rody

Seven students from across the country are recipients of the 2022 Pathways to Agri-Food Scholarships, sponsored by the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF).

The $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food related program at a Canadian college, university or technical institution.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Annalise Steadman, Victoria, BC;
  • Seanna Wengryn, Edmonton, AB
  • Mariah Maurer, Grenfell, SK
  • Emily Robb, Brandon, MB
  • Emily Bieman, Belgrave, ON
  • Devin Keenan, Cleveland, QC
  • Jill Lockerby, Hamilton, PEI

Applicants were assessed on a combination of their leadership attributes, and written or video response to the following prompt: “Equity, diversity, and inclusion are issues and opportunities that are important to the agriculture and agri-food sectors. Describe why these topics are crucial to address, and outline one concrete action our industry can take to be more equitable, diverse and inclusive.”

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Becky Parker, board chair for CABEF, said in a statement, “It is clear this year’s applicants will champion equity, diversity and inclusion during their careers.”

Images and copies of the winning essays can be obtained by contacting info@cabef.org.

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