Opportunity Entrance Award for Indigenous Students

Steven P. Starkovich (Ph.D., Physics, '93) recalls with great fondness his life and work as a graduate student at UVic, and how he benefitted from the excellent teaching and mentorship of the faculty. As a graduate student he also provided several years of department-sponsored assistance to UVic undergraduates (mostly non-physics majors) who were studying physics at that time. Taken together, these experiences had an important and very positive effect in shaping his subsequent career of teaching and mentoring undergraduates at a small college.

For students both then and now, the opportunity of a higher education is precious. The Opportunity Entrance Award seeks to support those Indigenous students for whom the opportunity of a higher education otherwise may be out of reach.

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