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HBA student wins TC Energy Scholarship

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  • Sep 12, 2019
HBA student wins TC Energy Scholarship

Landon Tulk, HBA '20 candidate

For Landon Tulk, HBA '20 candidate, receiving the TC Energy Community Leaders Scholarship is more than just a financial award – it's also giving him the means to further his education and to continue advocating on behalf of the campus community.

Pursuing campus leadership opportunities

Tulk was awarded the $2,500 scholarship for his efforts as an advocate, a start-up entrepreneur, and a full-time student. Tulk, who studied Political Science at Western University and Huron University College before being elected Vice-President of the Western University Students' Council (USC) in 2017, has been actively involved in community initiatives, both on and off campus.

"I've been a voice for student health and wellness, specifically campus mental health and post-secondary affordability," said Tulk. "In my role as Vice-President of the Western USC, I was able to advocate to the University and Provincial Government for real investments and a focus into the campus mental health space. I was part of the team that worked with the local Canadian Mental Health Association to secure more than $200,000 for additional mental health crisis counselling support at Western."

Tulk has also spearheaded provincial campaigns focused on the affordability of post-secondary education in Ontario, with a specific focus on addressing the increasing costs of textbooks. 

Launching a full-service marketing start-up

Outside of his campus leadership roles, Tulk runs Amplify Solutions, a full-service marketing firm which helps brands grow and connect in the student market. Co-founded by Tulk and two fellow Western students, the firm has earned business from major brands such as CIBC, Molson-Coors, Nestle, The Globe & Mail, Lyft, and SkipTheDishes. With five full-time employees at their Toronto office, Tulk and his team are in the process of employing over 100 students on 30 post-secondary campuses across Canada, including Ivey HBA students.

Setting the foundation for his career

While Tulk is busy with community activities, running a start-up business, and completing his undergraduate degree at Ivey, he is looking forward to pursuing his career path, thanks to the financial support he's received thus far.

"This scholarship means I have more time to set the foundation for what an impactful career looks like in the years ahead of me – starting off in the management consulting space to help create impact for organizations," said Tulk. "I am very grateful to be recognized as a Community Leader." 

About the TC Energy Community Leaders Scholarship

The TC Energy Community Leaders Scholarship is offered to students pursuing any post-secondary education who demonstrate a strong commitment to their communities through volunteer work, community participation, leadership, or other activities.