December 16, 2021

ARTA-TW Insurance Degree Scholarship 2021 Recipients

TW Insurance Brokers, in conjunction with ARTA, provides the ARTA–TW Insurance Scholarships that are awarded to students presently registered in the second, third or fourth year of a program leading to an undergraduate degree.

The following excerpts from the students’ responses address the questions: What impact have teachers had in your life? What was your favourite subject in school? Where do you see yourself in the next ten years? If you could be a superhero, what superhero would you be?

2021 Recipients


Biology was the most engaging subject for me in school. Learning about the systems and how they work together to keep our bodies functioning is extremely intriguing and I always look forward to learning more. I chose a degree in kinesiology to further my knowledge on these topics, with a focus on muscles and body movement.


My plan is to pursue graduate studies in applied mathematics or neuroscience. With some luck I’ll do something clever and get to keep doing science and mathematics professionally. Otherwise, I’ll have to hope that the programming skills I pick up along the way will be useful for some software development job somewhere. I’d consider myself very lucky to wind up doing either!


Ten years from now, I hope to have either started my private practice as a physician or to have founded a small tech start-up within the field of public health. Whatever I do, I want to ensure that my actions have a beneficial impact on society and increase long-term health outcomes for those most at risk.


I have had so many amazing teachers throughout my childhood, and they were instrumental in forming me into the person I am today! I am so thankful to have a grandmother who is a retired teacher. She taught me how to be a hard worker, and I learned so much from her example. I hope to make a positive impact on my own students in the same way.


My favourite subjects in school have always been the social sciences. Collective human behaviour has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. Social studies class in high school opened my eyes to a world much larger than my own. It gave me the passion to travel, to remain inquisitive about cultural diversity, and showed me how I can use my career to help others without the same advantages as myself.


If I could be any superhero, I would be Spider-Man. I look for superheroes with similar traits to my chosen profession, nursing. Spider-Man demonstrates kindness and compassion to anyone he encounters, other heroes, victims, or even his enemies, and is always willing to go out of his way to help those in need. He fights to create true change, and I will bring those superhero qualities with me when I become a registered nurse.