Real Estate and Infrastructure Scholarships Honour Three Female Recipients
Schulich recently announced the winners of three prestigious scholarships in the Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) Program.
Jesica Anane, MSc, PMP (MREI Candidate ‘24) who joins Schulich from Ghana and has extensive experience in project management, is the recipient of the Gary Whitelaw Strength in Diversity Award. Established in 2021 by global real estate investment manager BentallGreenOak (BGO), this $25,000 award draws on former CEO and current Schulich Executive in Residence Gary Whitelaw’s continuing commitment to improve diversity and representation in Canada’s commercial real estate industry by investing in future leaders. “I plan to make the most of this opportunity to excel academically and contribute positively to society,” said Anane. “I am determined to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of others, just as BGO has done for me.”
The Edward Sonshine Scholarship established by RioCan is offered to students entering the 12-month program who have demonstrated the highest academic standing, leadership ability, and commitment to the real estate sector. The $25,000 scholarship has been awarded to Bianca Gornik (MREI Candidate ‘24). Ms. Gornik has undergraduate degree in Urban Studies & Art History from UofT and two years of experience in the real estate private equity industry. “This scholarship will immensely impact my academic journey and professional trajectory,” said Gornik. “I am extremely honoured to have the opportunity to be mentored by RioCan’s top talent with the potential for a future internship with the company.”
With a background in architecture and urban planning, Sonal Bagga (MREI Candidate ‘24) is the winner of the inaugural Graywood Developments Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure Award. Graywood inspires students with its goal to foster the growth of talented young leaders in the field of real estate and construction. “Your belief in my potential empowers me to strive and reach new heights in my career. From a young age, I have immersed myself in the world of design and construction, learning invaluable lessons from my father’s wealth of experience,” said Bagga. “Your investment in me will guarantee a bright future for me, as well as the communities that will benefit from my contributions.”
“We are grateful for the continued support of our corporate partners in helping us attract top talent and develop future leaders in the industry,” said Jim Clayton, Timothy R. Price Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure at Schulich. “It is an honour for us to be associated with these great companies focused on equitable access to opportunity in the real estate and infrastructure sectors.”
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