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Simon Maltby 

Simon Maltby graduates from StFX with a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in mathematics and statistics. Growing up in Port Hastings, Cape Breton, he learned the values of having a strong work ethic, being kind to others, and to never stop asking questions about the world around him. Thanks to the beliefs passed on to him by his parents and grandparents, he has a strong Catholic faith, which has led to his involvement in the planning of many multi-faith events during his undergraduate studies.  

He has also dedicated his time to helping with tutorial sessions, participating in political discussions, playing intramurals, and going to Thursday night curling in St. Andrews. When he’s not studying, he can be found spending time with family at the beach, going to square dances, or having a conversation with friends over a cup of tea. He is fascinated by how math and science can be used to explain many of the world’s phenomena.  

Over the past three summers, being the recipient of NSERC and Scotia Scholars research grants, he has conducted studies in the fields of general relativity and spatial statistics. Enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program for this fall, he wants to share his love for learning with others. 


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Katherine Starr 

Katherine Starr graduates from St. Francis Xavier University with an honours degree in public policy and governance (PGOV) and subsidiary in political science. She was born and raised in Newmarket, ON but has always considered Antigonish, NS as a second home. Ms. Starr spent many childhood summers visiting her aunts, uncles, and cousins who live in Antigonish and has enjoyed living close to her mom, who recently moved back to Antigonish.  

Ms. Starr is the recipient of the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney Scholarship and has been a Dean's list student for the past four years. She has held several jobs on campus including being a research assistant at the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government and working as a tutor and notetaker for the Tramble Centre for Accessible Learning.  

She helped co-found the 'Our House Too' society on campus to promote inclusivity in politics and has been involved in several other societies including the PGOV Society, the Model United Nations Society, and the Women in Business Society. Ms. Starr is passionate about public policy, international relations, and advocating for women's rights among many other things. She plans to pursue a degree in law.