2022 Youth Education Award Recipient
Illyria Volcansek – Hamilton, ON
Bachelor of Science, University of Guelph
Diagnosed with a CNS Germinoma at age 11
Generously funded by Andrew Campbell Youth Leadership Foundation
I am so grateful for this opportunity and everyone who helped to make it possible. Years ago when diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour, I was unsure what my university experience would look like. Receiving this award means that I will be able to enter my first year breathing easier, knowing that my financial situation is secure and I can focus on my studies in Environmental Science. I can’t wait for this next chapter of my life to begin! Thanks to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and Andrew Campbell Youth Leadership Foundation for making this possible.