Meet the 2021 SFU Entrance Scholarship Recipients

September 23, 2021

The Faculty of Environment is pleased to welcome Ivy Threatful and Olivia Pisacreta, recipients of the SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship with Distinction.

SFU offers the Entrance Scholarship to recognize high school students who demonstrate excellence in both academic and extracurricular activities. This year, Ivy and Olivia are joining us through the SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship (USES) program and we are thrilled to support them in their journey to enriching our community. 

Meet Ivy

Joining us from Maple Ridge Secondary School, Ivy was inspired to join the Department of Archaeology because of her fascination for artifacts and human evolution.

“I chose SFU’s Archeology program because I’ve heard so many great things about it. It’s one of the top schools in Canada,” says Ivy.

Starting her first term this month, she most looks forward to meeting new people and making new experiences. As a member of the SFU women's varsity wrestling team, Ivy also looks forward to competing and travelling with her teammates.

After an overwhelming yet exciting first two weeks at SFU, Ivy’s favourite memory so far has been walking onto the wrestling mats for the first time as an SFU varsity athlete.

After graduation, Ivy hopes to become a forensic archaeologist and work with police to solve crimes.

Welcome Ivy! 

Meet Olivia

Joining us from Burnaby Mountain Secondary School is Olivia. She chose to join the School of Environmental Science because of her love for the outdoors and desire to learn how to better protect the environmnet, especially against the climate crisis. 

She most looks forward to “learning about the planet and getting a deeper insight into the environmental challenges we face today”.

After graduation, Olivia hopes to go into research and use her knowledge to fight against climate change.

Her exciting first weeks of school have been filled with spending time and studying with her friends on campus and getting to know her ‘environmentor’.

Welcome Olivia!