Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
Laurier business student earns scholarship for outstanding leadership
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Laurier School of Business & Economics fourth year BBA student, Justin Hummel has earned a $5,000 scholarship from the Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year™ Futures Fund Scholarship Program.
The Futures Fund Scholarship program was established to honour 10 Canadian university business students each year who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their academic and extra-curricular initiatives.
"Justin's international and humanitarian achievements were truly remarkable,” says Dr. Kim Morouney, associate dean of business and associate professor, School of Business & Economics. “His work with the Link, especially in China, his fundraising for and commitment to development projects in Kenya, and the sheer volume of activities in which he has been able to involve himself while still succeeding in the BBA co-op program, distinguish his accomplishments from those of his peers."
Justin is currently the vice president of international relations for The Link at Laurier where he is responsible for leading the strategy, coordination, and execution of the International Student Leadership Conference in Beijing, Shenzhen and Wuhu. Most recently, he founded and currently manages a micro-financing, bee keeping project in Kenya with the purpose of empowering local youth and providing employment opportunities. Justin also continues to coordinate and execute multiple one-day conferences for over 150 international students who are enrolled in Laurier’s LEAF program. He also coordinates a conference for over 160 Chinese high school students, who visit Laurier during their annual visit to Canada.
Justin is also heavily involved outside of Laurier and holds a number of ongoing leadership roles such as the volunteer project coordinator for Youth Ambassadors for Peace. He has held a number of past leadership roles such as president of The Link, vice president of conferences for The Link’s flagship Leadership in Business Conference, and residence representative executive for LaurierSOS.
In 2010 Justin founded and directed a charity basketball tournament called the Haifa Hoops for Kids – Toronto Tournament and raised over $14,000 for underprivileged and special needs children.
Justin will be presented with his scholarship at a formal gala dinner in Toronto on January 29, 2013.