Fall 2019 Alumni Profiles

Did You Know?

  • Luther College students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in academic awards – in addition to scholarships and bursaries awarded by the U of R.

  • Every degree program at Luther College offers a study abroad option and an optional EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COMPONENT where you gain real world experience and get paid while going to school!

  • Free entrance counselling support and invaluable one-on-one academic advising are available for all programs at Luther College.

  • You can book a tour of Luther College, the U of R campus, and our student residence, The Student Village at Luther College, any time throughout the year. Contact our Recruitment Office at 1-306-206-2117.

  • Smaller class sizes at Luther College means more individualized attention and better connections with your professors, classmates, and academic advisors.

  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance. Luther students are U of R students and receive a U of R degree.

  • Luther College is recognized for its high standards of teaching, focused research, and one-on-one academic advising. We value and protect this heritage of excellence in scholarship, freedom of inquiry, and faithful seeking after truth.

  • Luther College is the first choice for high school to university transition. Enjoy all the benefits of a larger campus, without feeling lost in the crowd. Our community is full of caring mentors and peers to ensure a positive student experience.

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Fall 2019 Alumni Profiles

Chris Askew (U'07)

“Based on the amount of DNA sharing, we can provide evidence that a bone fragment belongs to a family member and help bring closure.”

Chris Askew (U'07) was always a curious kid who loved figuring out and solving puzzles. When the very first CSI: Crime Scene Investigation aired on TV and he discovered that forensics could be a career path, the fifteen-year-old Chris was hooked. This passion would eventually lead him to help establish the Missing Persons Unit within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). 

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Vanessa Swarbrick (U'04)

“I feel so good at the end of the day knowing I’m playing a role in ensuring this resource is protected for future generations.”

When Vanessa Swarbrick (U’04) was a young girl, she spent her summers and weekends camping by lakes in Alberta and Saskatchewan, dreaming about saving the world and protecting the water bodies she loved. Today, the government of Alberta limnologist (water quality scientist) is living her dream.

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