2018 Recipient

Photo (L to R):  Michael Luciuk accepting the 2018 Brian Eckel Memorial Scholarship Award from Bryce Hunter, P.Eng., ACEC-SK Board Chair. 

The 2018 Brian Eckel Memorial Scholarship Award recipient is Michael Luciuk.

Michael is a third-year engineering physics and computer science student at the University of Saskatchewan.

Michael has always sought to get involved and have a positive impact in local and global communities. While attending high school at Clavet Composite, he was actively involved in student government and attended multiple Saskatchewan Student Leadership Conferences. Additionally, Michael had the life-changing opportunity to go on a ten-day service learning trip to Nicaragua, where he worked on an education project in the rural community of El Trapiche. After returning from Nicaragua, Michael set out to initiate a group dedicated to making the world a better and more accepting place. Members of the resulting Clavet Volunteer Group are dedicated and still actively involved in the community. Michael aims to continue to help bring his community together to take social action, create change, and transform lives with the long-term goal of inspiring more to take control and become involved in community service.

While Michael’s involvement in organized sport has decreased to accommodate his studies, he plans to continue his involvement in both curling and Karate.

Last summer Michael conducted his first space physics research project – a four-month NSERC funded investigation of space weather by means of SuperDARN echo velocity analysis. 

Michael will be spending the winter term on academic exchange at the University of Birmingham and hopes to go on internship once he returns. Upon completion of his undergraduate degrees, Michael plans to pursue a master’s degree in space physics and looks forward to a challenging engineering career on the scientific frontier.

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