Scholarship – The Langara Voice https://www.langaravoice.ca News, entertainment and sports from Langara College journalism students Fri, 07 Feb 2020 01:06:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://www.langaravoice.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LOGO-100x100.png Scholarship – The Langara Voice https://www.langaravoice.ca 32 32 Langara Creates Scholarship Honouring Delaram Dadashnejad https://www.langaravoice.ca/delaramdadashnejadscholarship/ Wed, 05 Feb 2020 23:26:25 +0000 https://www.langaravoice.ca/?p=45153 By Kristen Holliday   A new scholarship fund has been opened in memory of Delaram Dadashnejad, the Langara food and nutrition student who died when UIA Flight 752 was shot down over Tehran. The disaster occurred on Jan. 8, 2020. Monica Molag, chair of Langara’s nutrition and food service management department, said her department officially […]]]>

By Kristen Holliday

 

A new scholarship fund has been opened in memory of Delaram Dadashnejad, the Langara food and nutrition student who died when UIA Flight 752 was shot down over Tehran.

The disaster occurred on Jan. 8, 2020.

Monica Molag, chair of Langara’s nutrition and food service management department, said her department officially requested the fund. Molag said she wants to see Dadashnejad’s memory continue, as the student made a difference on campus during her time here.

“We need to remember her, and the efforts she made to get here,” Molag said. “She had an impact while she was here, and that impact will continue.”

On Jan. 20, the Langara College Foundation announced the establishment of the endowment fund. The foundation is accepting donations, with all money raised going towards a scholarship for students enrolled in the food and nutrition university transfer program. A donation page has been set up online, on Langara’s website.

Molag said Dadashnejad’s loss has left a hole in the department.

“She had a way of impacting where she was with her attitude and joy of living,” Molag said. “She was almost always smiling.”

Moira Gookstetter, the executive director of the Langara College Foundation, said they are hoping to raise $25,000.

“There’s a lot of very generous people out there, and a lot of people that really cared about our student,” Gookstetter said. “It strikes a chord with all of us. We’re all children, parents, colleagues, family members, friends.”

Cristel Moubarak, a food and nutrition instructor who volunteered alongside Dadashnejad, said the fund honours a “beautiful soul” and her commitment to becoming a professional.

Moubarak said she believes this scholarship recognizes all international students and their families who make sacrifices to attend school in Canada.

“For us to commemorate the kind of commitment someone has [to make] in order to be at Langara…it’s a really big attribution,” Moubarak said.

“I view it as a tribute to all the students that come to Canada and to Langara. Their parents are trusting and they are putting their kids out there for them to have a better future, a stronger future.”

Neha Sharma, a second-year general science student at Langara, said she believes the scholarship will ensure Dadashnejad is remembered by Langara students and will also honour her family.

“It will make her parents proud if we are continuing her memories in the college. So it’s a good idea,” Sharma said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scholarship set up to honour Langara photographer Ashley Maile https://www.langaravoice.ca/9253-2/ Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:49:41 +0000 http://www.voicedev.xyz/?p=9253 Before Ashley Maile graduated from Langara College in the ‘90s, Rolling Stone had already published his photos.

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Wayne Emde (left) kept in touch with student Ashley Maile for years and the two met up in London in 2010. Maile died May 13, 2013.

Now, Wayne Emde, his high school photography teacher, is organizing a scholarship in Maile’s name one year after he passed away following a battle with cancer. Maile died May 13, 2013, on his 36th birthday.

Emde created the Ashley Maile Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to a Vernon Secondary School student, selected by his or her photography and journalism teachers, who intends to pursue a career in either field.

Maile attended the secondary school and Emde worked there for 25 years.

A photographer remembered 

Emde contributes to the scholarship from his own pocket, but after an article in the Vernon Morning Star announced it, people began contacting him to ask, “How do I do this? How can I contribute to this?” Emde said.

Emde said it was “terrific” watching Maile establish his career and continue photography past high school.

“He was one of my students who really went on in my program . . . you know, a lot of kids love it and then do something else,” Emde said. “He did stuff that none of the other kids were doing.”

Andrew Tripp, Langara photography program coordinator, said he appreciated the “edgy and humourous” quality to Maile’s work, adding that it was “technically excellent.”

“It is obvious he was carving out a prominent career in the world of entertainment photography,” Tripp said. “He had great imagination and wasn’t afraid to take creative chances.”

Even at age 16, Maile would talk his way into clubs to take photos and then be published in the Vernon Morning Star, Emde recalled.

Working with Rolling Stone

Following high school, Maile attended Langara and before he graduated, Maile photographed the riot that followed the cancellation of a Guns N’ Roses concert. Rolling Stone published his photos.

“He had an incredible enthusiasm for music and performers, and then tied that in with the photography,” Emde said. “It was a great mix for him.”

To donate to the scholarship, the Vernon School District’s address is School District 22, 1401 15 Street Vernon, B.C. V1T 8S8.

Reported by Graham McFie

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