In Their Own Words - Jazmin Boisclair (Class of 2018)

Fri. Jan. 28, 2022


Jazmin Boisclair, Class of 2018


Since my graduation from the University of Winnipeg Collegiate, I have been involved in a wide variety of extracurricular volunteer, athletic and multicultural activities. I received the National Entrepreneurial Scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association, along with many other scholarships for academic achievements, which paid for my undergraduate degree. The Horatio Alger scholarship program allowed me to meet hundreds of distinguished individuals in Washington, DC and Ottawa, such as the David L. Johnston, former Governor-General of Canada, Buzz Aldrin, Rob Lowe, and H. Lee Scott Jr. I am completing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Human Nutrition at the University of Manitoba. I received the NSERC award and had the opportunity to perform student research on RNA biochemistry in a University of Manitoba laboratory the summer of 2021. I hope to continue my studies in a Master’s program with the McKenna Lab at the University of Manitoba. For the past three years, I have also taught classes of 10-12 students twice per week in Grades 4 and 5 mathematics as part of the after-school enrichment program managed by professors at the University of Winnipeg.

I still cherish the experiences I gained at the University of Winnipeg Collegiate, and I am grateful for the preparation the school provided for university. The connections I made at the Collegiate are still my closest friends, and the superior instruction at the school has had a lasting impact on my life. The environment of the University of Winnipeg Collegiate was welcoming, enriching and supportive, and if I could do anything differently, I would have enrolled in my freshman year.

Jazmin Boisclair (UWC Class of 2018)