Introducing UWinnipeg’s Valedictorian for Autumn Convocation 2014

Sydney Earpwiebe, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Mathematics

Sydney Earpwiebe, BSc (Hons), Mathematics

An enthusiastic learner, tutor, and volunteer, Sydney Earpwiebe has been selected to deliver the valedictory address for the University of Winnipeg’s Fall Convocation. An engaged and passionate student of mathematics, Sydney chose her major to flexibly pursue her math fascination, ensuring she could continue to honour her well-rounded personality and multiple interests, including biochemistry, the French language, and music.

Sydney chose The University of Winnipeg after graduating from Westwood Collegiate as a Governor General’s Bronze Medal Recipient with an International Baccalaureate Programme Diploma. During her exceptional student career, Sydney worked as a Peer Tutor at UWinnipeg’s Math and Science Tutoring Centre and as a Teaching Assistant.

Sydney also served as a Mathematics Research Assistant under Dr. Anna Stokke in 2013, investigating the topic of Young Tableaux and the Cyclic Sieving Phenomenon, an opportunity she says greatly enriched her undergraduate experience.  She extends high praise for the mathematics department, cherishes all parts of her experience at The University of Winnipeg, and marvels at the growth she underwent in that time.

Off campus, Sydney enjoys singing and playing the piano, and is currently singing with the Vocal Ascent community choir. She has worked in recreation in personal care homes, and has volunteered her time in recreation at Deer Lodge Centre and as a Patient and Family Advisory Council Member at the Grace Hospital.  Sydney also maintains close relationships with her middle and high schools, volunteering as an alumni speaker. She is currently working full time for The University of Winnipeg Foundation.

Sydney has been awarded many scholarships, including but not limited to the President’s Award of Merit (Science) in 2009-10, Prix de l’Alliance Française du Manitoba  in 2010-11, Lions Club of Winnipeg Housing Centres 25th Anniversary Scholarship in 2010-11, Dr. Jessie Blackwood Lang Scholarship in 2011-12, Crawford Campbell Memorial Scholarship in 2011-12, Lions Club of Winnipeg Housing Centres 25th Anniversary Scholarship in 2012-13, Ross A. Johnston Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics in 2012-13, Isabell Evans Virtuosi Concerts Scholarship in 2013-14, and an Academic Proficiency Scholarship supported by the Winnipeg Rh Institute in 2013-14.

The University of Winnipeg congratulates Sydney Earpwiebe on being selected Valedictorian for Fall Convocation 2014.


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