Ella Winham

Vancouver, British Columbia
Foundation Year Program (Science)
2020 Scholar

“I really get the sense that all of the professors and tutors are rooting for us to succeed. I’m being pushed to do my very best.”

What has receiving the Donald R. Sobey Scholarship meant to you?

“It has allowed me to devote my time to studying without worrying about my finances or getting a part-time job or a student loan. Thanks to the scholarship, I feel an even greater sense of responsibility to do well. It also meant that I could come to Halifax to take my courses online and live in residence instead of staying at home. I’m so grateful for that because the four-hour time difference would have made things more difficult, and it’s nice to be around other students, even though things are kind of weird because of COVID-19.”

Why did you choose King’s?

“My mother did the King’s one-year Bachelor of Journalism program, so I knew it was a good university. I also thought that the Foundation Year Program sounded like an intriguing program.  I was interested in its one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary approach. Also, I had been to Halifax before because my grandmother lives in Bedford and I have family spread out across Nova Scotia.”

What do you like best about being a King’s student?

“I really get the sense that all of the professors and tutors are rooting for us to succeed. I’m being pushed to do my very best.”

What book that you’ve read at King’s has made the biggest impression so far?

“Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. It was very engaging and interesting to see how little has changed in politics and warfare—it’s mindboggling, really.”