Jeffrey’s Story

“University Settlement is–and has always been–a part of my life. Here, I learned to swim, played badminton and ping pong with my family, and began my journey in music at the Music & Arts School. I’ll always cherish memories of the caravans down Huron Street to the Afterschool program.”

We have watched Jeffrey grow in so many ways over the years. His insatiable appetite for learning and personal growth, together with his enthusiasm, reflection, and desire to make a meaningful contribution, have made him a truly remarkable member of the University Settlement community.

A talented pianist and flutist, Jeffrey is an alumnus of the University Settlement Music & Arts School. We are so proud that he recently completed his Associate Diploma examination in Piano Performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

A committed volunteer at the Music & Arts School for the past five years, Jeffrey is the recipient of the White Family Volunteer Scholarship.

“My favourite contribution has been accompanying the Children’s Choir, which I was once part of. Watching a gaggle of energetic kids transform into an ensemble of energetic caroling elves is a rewarding and meaningful experience.”

Jeffrey has been a valued voice on the Music Advisory Committee representing students, assisting in the organization of the 100th Anniversary celebrations in 2021, and “doing whatever I could.” If you have attended an end of term concert, the Annual General Meeting or other special event, you’ve probably heard Jeffrey perform.

We’ll miss seeing Jeffrey in the halls and wish him much continued success as he begins a new chapter in his life studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.