FFF MI VP Excellence in Leadership Award recipient "Sees a wave of opportunity at home" [July 2021]
Kathleen Fillier is the recipient of the prestigious 2020-21 Marine Institute Vice President's Fry Family Foundation Excellence in Leadership Award. Kathleen is completing her 3-year Diploma in Marine Environmental Technology. In September she will begin the Bachelor of Technology online. Read about how Kathleen Sees a wave of opportunity at home in NL.
FFF MI Leadership Award Recipient is "Sailing to a career in marine engineering" [July 2021]
Sophia McCloy is a recipient of the 2020-21 Marine Institute Fry Family Foundation Leadership Award. Sophia is completing her 4-year Diploma of Technology on Marine Engineering. In September she will begin the Bachelor of Maritime Studies in Safety Mangeament at MI. Read about Sophia's interesting journey in Sailing to a career in marine engineering.
FFF Supports Service Integrated Learning with CNA Community Leadership Development Program [June 2021]
A virtual Appreciation Event for the Foundation’s commitment to College of the North Atlantic students enrolled in the Community Leadership Development (CLD) program was held June 30. This event brought together representation from CNA; the Fry Family Foundation; and, the more than 20 not-for-profit organizations involved in the program. Learn more about CNA, Fry Family Foundation partnership paves way for students.
FFF Supports Seniors aging in place at The Haven [June 2021]
We are excited to partner with The Haven on their latest initiative- Brad’s Place, which will allow senior residents to age in place. Learn more about The Haven to expand Residential Program for adults with disabilities in Sarasota, 150+ on the waitlist.
FFF Supports new Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership at Marine Institute [May 2021]
We are proud to partner with the Marine Institute on the Student Leadership Initiative. In November, the MI Leads program was announced as the first component. Now the second component has been announced with the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership program starting in Fall 2021! Read how students can Discover the Leader Within.
FFF Supports MUN Engineering Community Service Work Terms [March 2021]
We are proud to partner with MUN's Faculty of Engineering to support the Community Service Learning Work Term Program. In one of these projects, Jeremy Gates and Maria Outerbridge worked as a team to design solutions for revitalizing an existing greenhouse situated on the property of Government House in St. John’s. Watch the video and read about their pandemic work term experience in Working together, apart.
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.
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.
Announcing a New Award: The 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.