Jackie was passionate about teaching. She dreamt of graduating from the Faculty of Education at McGill University and becoming an elementary school teacher. At the age of 18, Jackie was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. She passed away in January 2019 at the age of 23.
Jackie embodied such strength and resilience during difficult times. She taught those who had the privilege of knowing her what is truly important in life. Jackie led by example, as any great teacher does. She had a caring, generous heart, and fought with immense determination for what she believed in.
While dealing with the hardships of her illness, she remained determined to attend classes at McGill. She wanted to make a difference in children's lives. Jackie once wrote, "Effecting positive change is all I ever wanted to do." This is the legacy that we hope to establish here at McGill. We want to honour Jackie by helping others and making a positive change in people's lives.
Together, we are teaming up to establish the Jacqueline Aziz Memorial Bursary in Education. This bursary will help students in the Faculty of Education in need of financial support. If we reach our goal, this bursary will be endowed and become a permanent fixture at McGill University. This will allow Jackie’s legacy of effecting positive change to be an everlasting connection to the university she loved, and hopefully inspire the recipients to follow Jackie’s example for years to come.
We need your help to create this award in Jackie’s memory. Every dollar will help achieve our goal of keeping Jackie’s dream of education alive. Please give generously today.
Deadline: January 15th, 2020