Interview with 2018 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient Dexter Gabriel Bibat
1. Where do you volunteer – what’s your favourite thing about what you do?
I volunteer at NYLD YMCA. My favourite thing about what i do is knowing other’s culture, being friends with new immigrants and let them know how to adjust, and helping them know their strengths. For me, when i finished my 30 hours for school, i didn’t do volunteer because of the hours but because of the bonding and how i can help others to not feel left out although leaving someone’s comfort zone can be daunting, it’s a great group we have that helps them to adjust in their new home.
2. Why was receiving a Ted Rogers Scholarship special?
Recieving a Ted Rogers Scholarship was special in so many ways. Initially, it’s a huge help to pay for my university. Also, i met many amazing staff while doing the workshop. Additionally, meeting all the recipients of the scholarship was fun especially knowing about their lives and their organizations that they’re in. Overall, this not only helps me pay for my tuition fee but also helped me know more about the community of Canada as a diverse nation.
3. Where do you plan on going to school and what will you study?
I’m planning on going to University of Guelph-Humber to study Justice Stuidies. I chose this program because when i took my law course, i saw it as an adventurous subject to study and i like to know more about why people commit crimes and how to prevent it. Overall, i want to give justice for those in need of it.
4. What are your long-term goals?
My long-term goals are supporting my siblings and my parents because they helped me go through situations i thought i can’t get out of. Also, helping people without getting in return. Additionally, be a role model to my two brothers.