Meet student leader Lauren McLaren
Nipissing students consistently impress as leaders in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Recently the university celebrated 25 student leaders at the annual Dave Marshall Leadership Awards. Over the coming months, NU News will introduce each student leader to the wider community with a short article discussing their accomplishments and activities. Today, we are pleased to
McLaren is well respected by her peers and professors, and has played a significant role in promoting both the Chemistry and Biology departments, as well as Nipissing University as a whole.
She served for three years as a Biology Society Executive, volunteering much of her time and taking lead in organizing events such as: The Biology Christmas Party, Octoberfest, Biology/Chemistry Thesis Night, Annual Charles Darwin’s Birthday Presentation, “Where Will Your Biology Degree Take You” presentations, and fundraisers to support the North Bay and NUSU Food Banks. Currently, McLaren is the incoming President of the Biology Society.
McLaren’s service to the university and the community is diverse. She has volunteered at Nipissing Open House, at the 2017 Ontario Universities’ Fair, as a Research Assistant in the Neuroscience Lab, and has donated more than 100 hours as a Diagnostic Imaging Volunteer at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. McLaren has also worked as a Marketing Assistant at the university, a Coordinator for the Leave the Pack behind Program to help students with smoking cessation, and a Peer Tutor.
McLaren has a strong work ethic and brings a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, and empathy to her work with others in and out of the classroom. She is a high academic achiever, earning the President’s Scholarship in each year of her studies.
The university community is proud to recognize Lauren McLaren with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the Campus Category.