Raneet K.

Chancellor’s Scholarship

Awards and Scholarships


Raneet Kahlon graduated from John G. Diefenbaker High School in Calgary, AB. While there, she organized the annual Ride of the Chiefs fundraiser, a 24-hour bike-o-thon held at her high school which raised money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. She also conducted research evaluating the efficacy of novel chemotherapy treatments in phase III vs IV clinical trials with the High School Youth Researcher Summer Program. Additionally, she played elite hockey with the Calgary Fire and helped young girls enter the sport through coaching and gear donations.

Raneet has been inspired by the culture and community at UCalgary for many years, from doing summer camps when she was young to doing research during the summer of her Grade 11 year. To her, UCalgary has always been a productive, innovative, and creative place in her city to learn and grow in many ways. The decision to attend UCalgary for her undergraduate studies came easily to her when she learned that she had received the Prestige Award. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from and give back to the university and her community through research, clubs, and showing her UCalgary spirit at Dino sporting events.

Raneet is enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science – Biomedical Sciences program. She chose this program because she believes it can blend her knack for the sciences with her love for research and patient-care settings.

In the future, Raneet wants to do research in health and medicine and apply that knowledge to patient care in the community. She is inspired by the intersection of human health and the possibility of making a difference in someone’s life.

For Raneet, the Prestige Award drives her to work hard and relieved the financial burden of education. She can spend more time striving toward her ambitions and doing the things she loves, such as research and coaching hockey. Additionally, the award inspires her to strive to be better.

Raneet is interested in the fields of child and maternal health as well as oncology. She is excited about the opportunity to engage with her professors and mentors in research labs and studying diseased that have affected society for many years.

Raneet is very grateful to the donors and UCalgary for the opportunity and for making her academic journey all the more possible and enriching.