Mount Allison student named 3M National Student Fellow
4/13/2015 10:03:19 AM
3M Student Fellow Piper Riley Thompson webSACKVILLE, NB – Third-year Canadian studies and sociology student Piper Riley Thompson was recently awarded a 2015 3M National Student Fellowship from 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching in Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Riley Thompson is the first Mount Allison student to receive the award and the only recipient in Atlantic Canada this year.

The 3M National Student Fellowship Award was introduced in 2012 to honour undergraduate students in Canada who have demonstrated qualities of outstanding leadership and who embrace a vision where the quality of their educational experience can be enhanced in academia and beyond.

Riley Thompson has served as a member of Mount Allison University’s Senate for two years. She also worked as an assistant to a Cabinet Minister in Manitoba’s provincial legislature and as a Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Intern in Ottawa. An advocate for student mental health and mental health awareness, Riley Thompson has spoken publicly on the topic at Bishop’s University and Mount Allison University.

The award, a partnership between 3M Canada and STLHE, is open to undergraduates enrolled full-time in a college or university in Canada, and neither in the first nor the final year of their program.

Each of the ten winners receives a $5,000 award, registration at the STLHE conference, this year hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, participation in a day-long retreat held in Vancouver, BC as well as accommodation and funds towards travel to the conference. 3M Student Fellows are also invited to take part in a collaborative project related to post-secondary education.