Cheyanne Hardy speaking at a MSVU 150th anniversary eventCheyenne Hardy is a 4th-year student in Child & Youth Study at MSVU with an anticipated graduation of spring 2023. She is known for her highly dedicated and impressive track record of community leadership, advocacy and giving back – and academic success too.

Among her many contributions to the MSVU community, Cheyenne has been part of the Child and Youth Study Society, Best Buddies, the MSVU Students’ Union, Senate, the Girls Conference, and the Student Ambassador for the Recruitment Office. She is also currently the volunteer coordinator for the Students’ Union Food Bank and Captain Crow’s Café.

Cheyenne was the recipient of MSVU’s prestigious President’s Scholarship in 2019, an award offered annually to top undergraduate applicants in recognition of their academic achievements and community contributions.

At just 16 years of age, Cheyenne was named the Young Humanitarian of the Year by the Canadian Red Cross for her work battling negative perceptions of Dartmouth North, the community she calls home. In the same year, Cheyenne received a Prince of Wales Youth Leadership Award and used her $2,500 cash prize to teach English at a school in Kenya, as well as buy supplies for students.

After graduation this spring, she’ll be taking on a new role in Advancement at MSVU as a TD Fellow. Cheyenne is one of only two recipients of the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Fellowships in Advancement awarded in Canada this year.

MSVU’s history is rich with the stories of countless people who’ve had an impact on the university and in the broader community.

Over the course of 2023, we’ll feature mini stories about 150 MSVU students, faculty, staff and alum. Check back often to meet more amazing MSVU people!