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GK Scholarships 2021: Jingyi He

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Golden Key is happy to introduce Jingyi He, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Jingyi is from Edmonton, Alberta, studying for a Bachelor in Nursing Honours at the University of Alberta and will graduate in June of 2023.

“I have always been fascinated by Biology and Social Studies back in High School, and I loved helping people,” Jingyi says. “Nursing seemed like the perfect choice because it combines theory and practice to serve those in need and save their lives.”

Jingyi has a deep passion for caring for and helping others.

“I want to work in the ICU after I graduate,” Jingyi explains. “Because of the pandemic, Canada is very short on staff for nurses. I want to help my country move through the pandemic with my degree.”

Jingyi is very grateful to receive this scholarship.

“This scholarship means so much to me,” Jingyi exclaims. “I am very honoured to receive the scholarship. It helped me realize my impact. This scholarship can also financially support me in my academics, registering for clinical training sessions, and purchasing goods to support my community when in need.”

Jingyi plans to use this scholarship to further his education.

“I will use this scholarship to thank my tutors, mentors, and professors who have helped me and supported me through 2021,” Jingyi mentions. “I will use this scholarship to pay tuition and purchase textbooks and NCLEX materials.”

Jingyi is a hard worker and very involved in his community.

“Currently, I affiliate with the University of Alberta Speech and Debate Society as the VP of Finance,” Jingyi remarks. “I am a journal editor on SPECTRUM, an open-access undergraduate science research journal based at the University of Alberta. I am the founder of Cvalley Global, an International Social Enterprise that promotes Mandarin education in K-12 students enrolled in the North American Mandarin bilingual program.”

Jingyi is thankful for everyone who has helped him along his journey.

“I want to thank Leanna Chan, one of my mentors who helped me build Cvalley Global,” Jingyi shares. “Without her, I would not have helped people and founded my organization. I also want to thank Dr. Chris Zhang for being my research supervisor and a great teacher. I would lastly like to thank my parents for supporting me in whatever I did. They have dedicated massive amounts of time and energy towards helping me in furthering my academics and leadership. I would not have gone so far without them supporting me!”

Jingyi’s hard work has paid off in the form of numerous scholarships.

“I have won various academic scholarships, including two Louise McKenney Post-Secondary Scholarships, a Helen MacArthur Prize in Nursing, a Don and Kathleen Hyde Scholarship, a Filipino Nurses Association in Alberta Scholarship in Nursing, and many research-based summer studentship awards,” Jingyi mentions.

Jingyi suggests everyone focuses on mental health.

“Mental health, especially during the pandemic, is significant,” Jingyi exclaims. “Stepping into a new and academically rigorous environment is already tricky enough, and lacking social interaction and a sense of community with peers due to the pandemic is even more difficult.”

Jingyi continues, “I would honestly suggest new members take university as an opportunity to meet new people, build connections and find their niche. Then, grasp every opportunity to impact this world, especially on issues that make you excited. Don’t be afraid to be yourself, and take joy in helping others along the way.”

Thank you for being a part of the Golden Key family, Jingyi; we wish you the best of luck as you finish your degree!

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