Archive News 2020
Announcing the MI Lead program [November 2020]
We are proud to partner with the Marine Institute of Memorial University on this exciting opportunity, as part of the Fry Family Foundation Student Leadership Initiative. How do people, programs and place come together to create the next generation of Leaders? MI Lead is a student LEADership program directed at empowering students to develop leadership skills. Listen to Dr. Rob Shea explain the program and learn more about MI Lead.
FFF MUN Leadership Award Winner secures funding for company from Canada's Ocean Supercluster [November 2020]
Adam Keating won the 2017 MUN Chancellor's/Fry Family Foundation Undergraduate Leadership Award. Read about Adam's new funding for his CoLab Software company here.
New Award: MUN School of Music Dean's Scholarship [October 2020]
We are excited to partner with one of Canada's leading music schools to offer a prestigious new entrance scholarship. Andrew Dunphy is the first recipient of the Fry Family Foundation School of Music Dean's Scholarship. Andrew is a first year student at Memorial University School of Music and graduated with honours from Bayview Academy in St. Georges, NL. Andrew plans to complete his undergraduate degree and pursue a career in music.
FFF MUN Graduate Leadership Award Recipient is a "Double Winner" [September 2020]
Gaylene Russell McEvoy is the recipient of the 2020 MUN Chancellor's/Fry Family Foundation Graduate Leadership Award. Gaylene completed her Bachelor of Science at MUN before completing her Master of Science in Medicine (Cardiovascular Sciences). She has volunteered with MUN Minds, Special Olympics NL and MUN Medical School Graduate Society. Gaylene is now completing her PhD which is focused on identifying blood flow regulation mechanisms that are impaired by type 2 diabetes. Read about Gaylene Russell McEvoy's Graduate Student Double Win.
FFF MUN Undergraduate Leadership Award Recipient is a "Double Winner" [August 2020]
Dr. Travis Pickett is the recipient of the 2020 MUN Chancellor's/ Fry Family Foundation Undergraduate Leadership Award. He is one of the founders of PolyUnity Tech Inc which acted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to produce face-shields for frontline workers in collaboration with Task Force NL. In 2018 Travis was also the recipient of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award. Dr. Pickett is currently working with the University of Ottawa completing his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Read about Dr. Pickett's Double Win.
FFF MUN Leadership Award Winner writes about the "COVID cohort" [May 2020]
Michael O'Keefe won the 2018 MUN Chancellor's/Fry Family Foundation Undergraduate Leadership Award. Michael is also Newfoundland and Labrador's 2018 Rhodes Scholar. This prestigious scholarship has provided him with the opportunity to attend the University of Oxford where he is currently studying for a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. Read Michael's article, The "COVID cohort"; Redefining what it means to study public policy in a time of global crisis HERE.
Community Centre Alliance hosts Food Now Fundraiser [May 2020]
The St. John's Community Centres teamed up with Mary Walsh and friends to raise money to provide meals and grocery gift cards to those who need it. Kim White, General Manager of the CCA said, "We have witnessed many people unable to access food or support services in our city, including children, families, seniors and persons living with disabilities.... Many food programs and food support services in the city were put on pause because of the pandemic. The Alliance realized that we needed to step in and help." The Fry Family Foundation is proud to support this initiative. Read about the Facebook Live fundraiser HERE.