DDSB Student Trustee Receives Schulich Leader Scholarship

Posted On Monday May 25, 2020

Tyler West from Brock High School is awarded the largest Canadian STEM scholarship

Durham District School Board (DDSB) is proud to announce that our Student Trustee Tyler West has been awarded the Schulich Leader Scholarship, as he enters the Mechatronics Engineering Program at the University of Waterloo, this fall. West currently attends Brock High School in Cannington and he is the first student from the school to receive this honour.

“It felt absolutely amazing to be awarded this. Me and my family were cheering and jumping up and down when we found out and I haven’t stopped smiling since,” West expresses. “I will now be able to focus on my education. It is my hope that, I will be able to take on innovative entrepreneurial ventures in the tech sector that are a part of pushing our world forward.”

West has excelled academically and he has been a leader within our DDSB school communities. West has held the position of Student Trustee for the last two years, and he has worked hard to ensure the voice of students is heard as a member of the Board of Trustees. 

“We are so very proud of Tyler’s accomplishments, as a Student Trustee for the North,” says James Klodnicki, Principal at Brock High School. “We are thrilled that he has been recognized by Schulich for his STEM ability and potential, and anticipate witnessing a very bright future for this talented young man.”

 “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I’d like to congratulate Tyler on receiving the Schulich Leader Scholarship. It has been a pleasure to have Tyler on the Board and to work alongside him on important initiatives for DDSB students. I wish him much success at the University of Waterloo next year and beyond,” said Chris Braney, Chair of the DDSB.

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB employs 6,900 teaching and educational services staff. With 133 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 70,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB, Instagram @durhamschools and YouTube at DurhamDSB.