My name is Luke Boyko, and I am a third-year history major at Simon Fraser University. My interest in history began in middle school, where social studies was my favourite subject.
This evolved into history becoming the obvious choice for my major going into university. My time at SFU has been exciting and nothing but positive. With each semester, I look forward to learning about different topics of history from around the world and across time.
My typical school day involves going to class, studying, much of it goes towards working on my assigned readings for my classes. When I am not studying, I enjoy music, going to the gym and watching T.V. Last semester was particularly memorable for me as I made the dean’s list for the first time. This honour is awarded to students who achieve academic excellence within a given semester. I am undecided on a future career path at the moment, as I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I know that I will continue to be supported by my family and friends.
SFU has a variety of programs and services that assist students with finding a career path, and I will certainly utilize them as I move forward with my degree. As a way to explore potential career opportunities, I am interning with elections Canada for the federal elections this fall; I look forward to the experience.
I want to thank the cerebral palsy association of B.C for offering financial assistance with the Tanabe bursary over the past three years. As a student who pays for the entirety of his schooling, the aid I get for the CPABC helps immensely with the burden of affording to go to university. Without it, I would have to pick up more hours at a part-time job that would most likely take away from my success at school.
The Tanabe Bursary is CPABC’s education bursary that aims to help students with financial issues. The bursary is open to any student, in BC, 17 years and older wishing to attend an institute of higher learning in the following year.