Church Point (NS), September 21, 2017– Université Sainte-Anne is proud to welcome its first student accepted into the Halifax Scholars Program offered by the Metro Care and Share Society. Bailey Ross, originally from Digby, is on his way to complete a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of education in order to pursue a teaching career.
He is one of two students chosen for the program this year and will benefit from a full scholarship at Université Sainte-Anne.
Being the first in his family to speak both English and French, Bailey hopes to share his passion with his future students, both locally and globally. “I strongly believe access to learning should never be seen as a privilege but instead as a right,” explains Bailey. “Over the years I've dedicated my time to volunteering and raising funds to help others. For instance, I was involved in building schools in both Ecuador and Nicaragua. I hope to be able to continue to make a difference both here in Canada and abroad.” His family and friends are extremely proud of his accomplishments, even more so the fact that he is fluent in Canada's both official languages.
Bailey recognizes the advantages that come with being bilingual, which is why he has chosen to complete Université Sainte-Anne's new Integrated French Immersion Option while he is pursuing his degree. This option will allow him to develop a considerable degree of proficiency and confidence in French as well as allow him to graduate with no delay.
“Since French as a second language teachers are currently in high demand across the country, it's encouraging to see young leaders like Bailey embark on a teaching career. His future students will no doubt be inspired by his journey and his desire to learn”
- Hughie Batherson, vice-president of partnerships and recruitment at Université Sainte-Anne.
About Metro Care and Share Society
Metro Care and Share Society's aim is to present opportunities for the at-risk youth in Halifax Regional Municipality by removing barriers they face. The Halifax Scholars Program is comprised of a suite of services and activities. Students accepted into this program are provided with interactive services designed to promote engaged learning, academic / vocational success and promote their vision to become successful leaders in their communities.
About Université Sainte-Anne
Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.
For more information
Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
Tel. : 902-769-2114 Extension 7222