UBC Rehabilitation Sciences student awarded the 3M National Student Fellowship

Laura Bulk, a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation Sciences program, has been awarded the 3M National Student Fellowship Award.

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) presents the 3M National Student Fellowship to up to ten full-time college and undergraduate university students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond.

Laura Bulk

From the STLHE website:

“Laura is grateful to live and learn on the traditional territories of the Musqueam and Coast Salish Peoples.

Motivated by a passion for justice and meaningful scholarship conducted with integrity leading to action, Laura is an advocate, public scholar, teacher and mentor, occupational therapist (OT), servant leader, dedicated volunteer, and activist. Her doctoral work is focused on enhancing understanding, promoting diversity, and upholding human dignity. As a public scholar she pursues collaborations that will benefit the academic and wider community.

Laura serves on and chairs numerous committees, she has co-founded national networks, and engages in mentoring and teaching. In all this, Laura hopes to be known for her willingness to serve others through humble leadership. She is knowledgeable and constantly learning, compassionate, assertive and sincere. Her doctoral work will equip her with skills, training, and networks necessary to inform and advocate for social/policy change.

She hopes to continue into a career that will involve making recommendations to policymakers, participating in initiatives designed to combat stigmatization, and continuing to facilitate research that will contribute to positive change in Canada and beyond. Although her goals may seem grand, Laura demonstrates the tenacity and leadership needed to reach them.”