Bryan Davies’ decade of experience interviewing Loran candidates has made him a firm believer in the foundation’s approach to identifying potential leaders. “The personal interview process is essential in identifying the depth of commitment and character that an individual possesses. It provides insight into their motivation to serve and their potential to lead.”
Mr. Davies believes that the interview process benefits the students who participate, regardless of whether they are selected as Loran Scholars or offered finalist awards. “The selection process is rigorous, challenging and edifying,” he says.
“Meeting these young people – the upcoming generation of leaders throughout Canada– is truly inspiring.”
Mr. Davies is currently Chair of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and chair of Trent University’s board of governors. He has served as a vice-president at the University of Toronto, as a deputy minister in the Ontario government, and as a senior vice-president of RBC. He was board chair of the Loran Scholars Foundation from 2002 to 2005 and has been a donor since 1998.
The opportunity to meet outstanding young people from across the country brings Mr. Davies back as an interviewer year after year. “Meeting these young people – the upcoming generation of leaders throughout Canada– is truly inspiring,” he says.