Arts & Business student awarded prestigious TD Fellowship

Monday, April 20, 2015

Jenifer Sibdhannie, a fourth year Arts & Business student, has been awarded the prestigious TD Fellowship in Advancement by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.

Jenifer Sibdhannie
Valued at $37,500, only two such fellowships are awarded annually in Canada. The prize is generously provided by Meloche Monnex and TD Bank Financial, and offers the chance for people new to the field of advancement to gain practical experience in the industry.

When Jenifer begins her fellowship in May, she’ll focus on development, along with alumni and student engagement within Waterloo’s Office of Advancement.

Her introduction to the field came out of a co-op work term in the Office of Advancement, where she worked closely with the Annual Giving team. She enjoyed her role as a development assistant so much that she came back for her second eight-month co-op work term.  

"I'm honoured to have been chosen as one of this year's TD Fellows. This is such an amazing opportunity and an incredible way for me to start a career in advancement. I am looking forward to joining Waterloo's advancement team and I’m excited to get started on all of the projects we have planned," says Jenifer.

Ken McGillivray, vice-president, advancement, supported Jenifer’s nomination. “With her dedication to the University, the advancement profession and her sincere desire to help others, Jenifer exemplifies the kind of individual the University and the industry aspire to develop.  The award is a fitting way to honor the promising career of a wonderful individual who is staking her claim here at the University of Waterloo and in the field of advancement.”

Story originally published in the Daily Bulletin, written by Hillary Graham, Office of Advancement.