ND Grad Making ‘His Presence Felt’ On Campus


Loran scholar Aidan Harold is a political science student who is also in the Munk One program at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs (photo by Geoffrey Vendeville)

Like his fellow Loran scholars, Aidan Harold was a straight-A student, but working hard in school didn’t hold him back from community service.

He was a youth public health ambassador for the Niagara Region and serves on the executive council of the Ontario Student Trustees Association.

Once a year, he and his family organize a music festival called Owenpalooza in memory of his late brother Owen who died in a car accident. The proceeds fund a scholarship at his old high school (Notre Dame) and also go toward a “random acts of kindness fund,” which has paid for autism service dogs, rebuilding houses destroyed by fire and other charitable causes.

After just one full semester at U of T studying political science, he is already making his presence felt on campus: he is on the board of directors of the student weekly, The Varsity, and volunteers for the local chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far,” he said. “I really like the ability to find a lot of different, little communities. There are all kinds of groups with people who are passionate about the same things you’re passionate about.”

(Source: University of Toronto/U of T News)



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