Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

AQUA students only Canadians awarded High North Fellowships to study in Norway

January 20th, 2016

“I was interested in going to Norway because it’s a very unique culture and location,” says Mr. Eliot of Kingston, ON, a third year honours science student in mathematics and aquatic resources who will study international aquaculture, marine mammals and marine biology while at the University of Nordland.

“I love experiencing different cultures, through programs such as Immersion Service Learning and volunteering with Free the Children, and I may never have the chance to live within the Arctic Circle again, it’s an opportunity I couldn't let pass,” says the graduate of Frontenac Secondary School.

Ms. Cullen, a third year aquatic resources and economics honours student from Dartmouth, NS, says the program offered through the High North Fellowship appealed to her as it is geared towards modern aquaculture and marine mammals.

“I have always been so passionate about everything and anything marine related, so having the opportunity to broaden my horizons and take courses that I otherwise wouldn’t at StFX, such as marine mammals, is an experience I couldn’t pass up on. Norway has one of the longest and most diverse coastlines in the world, having such a unique environment right outside my door step is definitely something that pushed me to apply for the fellowship,” she says.


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