2020 RecipientsHomepage / Future Students / Fees and Funding / Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries / B.E.S.T. Project Fund / 2020 Recipients Application for B.E.S.T. Project Fund 2021 Recipients 2020 Recipients 2019 Recipients 2018 Recipients 2017 Recipients 2016 Recipients 2015 Recipients 2014 Recipients 2013 Recipients 2020 RecipientsB.E.S.T. Project FundFunding was awarded to 17 students in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on many of the recipients’ projects. Though some were unfortunately cancelled, the students below were able to participate in virtual B.E.S.T. projects or revised projects that did not involve travel.Dorcas Adebogun Dorcas Adebogun, from Lagos, Nigeria, is a student in Biology with a Health Sciences concentration. She participated in the Paediatric Newborn Medicine Summer research program through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.Read Dorcas’ story: Coming Soon!Cécilia AlainCécilia Alain, from Sherbrooke, is a student in English with a concentration in Film and Media. She participated in a virtual intensive screenwriting workshop with the Vancouver Film School.Read Cécilia’s story: Coming Soon!Nikolaus Kaeser-ReissNikolaus Kaeser-Reiss, from Georgeville, Quebec, is pursuing Double Honours in Music History and Jazz Performance (guitar). He participated in a series of virtual intensive jazz performance workshops through a New York-based music school.Read Nikolaus’ story: Coming Soon!Shelby PageShelby Page is an International Studies student from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who created a project to make a video documentary about Taiwan’s democratic process and its history.Read Shelby’s story: Coming Soon!Veronica MongiardoVeronica Mongiardo, from Montreal, is pursuing a Double Major in Secondary Education and English. Deferring her project by a year, she travelled to Northern Quebec to work with an Inuk woman to gather stories from Inuit women and men. The stories will be collected into a book and presented in both Inuktitut and English.Read Veronica’s story: Coming Soon!Aislinn FisherAislinn Fisher is an Arts and Education student from Milton, Ontario. She participated in online professional development courses in drama, poetry, visual arts and more, offered through Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Institute (WHEAT).Read Aislinn’s story: Coming Soon!Lokender SarnaLokender Sarna, from Faridabad, India, a Master’s student in Computer Science, attended the virtual Spark AI Summit, the world’s largest data and machine learning conference. Lokender took part in online workshops and developed a project for real-world use during the course of the five-day event.Read Lokender’s story: Coming Soon!