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Khianne Orteza: From UP Baguio to Canada's Prestigious McCall MacBain Regional Award

Khianne Orteza, a graduate of UP Baguio, has been awarded the prestigious McCall MacBain Regional Award in Canada.

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Canada honors Khianne Orteza, UP Baguio alum, with the esteemed McCall MacBain Regional Award.

A Filipino scholar, Khianne Orteza, hailing from the University of the Philippines Baguio, is set to embark on an exciting journey to Canada for his postgraduate studies, courtesy of the prestigious McCall MacBain Regional Award. This scholarship, valued at C$10,000, marks the beginning of Orteza's pursuit of higher education in a new academic landscape.

Khianne Orteza

Recognizing Exceptional Leadership

Orteza's selection for the McCall MacBain Regional Award is a testament to his outstanding character, community engagement, and leadership potential. Out of a pool of 2,250 applicants worldwide, Orteza emerged as one of the top 50 candidates, showcasing his remarkable academic excellence and intellectual curiosity. His distinction as one of the first two graduates from Philippine universities to receive this esteemed grant highlights the caliber of students emerging from Filipino institutions on the global stage.

Academic Excellence and Community Impact

Graduating magna cum laude with a major in microbiology from UP Baguio, Orteza has not only excelled academically but has also made significant contributions to the communities in Cordillera. His involvement in workshops, assistance at an HIV clinic, fundraising for sustainability initiatives, and initiation of science training programs underscore his commitment to service and community development. Such endeavors have earned him recognition from both his alma mater and the local government of Baguio City, further emphasizing the impact of his achievements.

Pursuing Excellence on an International Stage

As Orteza prepares to pursue a master's degree in microbiology and related fields in Canada, he remains dedicated to continuing his pursuit of academic excellence and community service on an international platform. His journey signifies the intersection of academic achievement, leadership, and community engagement, setting a commendable example for aspiring scholars and leaders worldwide.


Khianne Orteza's journey from UP Baguio to Canada's McCall MacBain Regional Award exemplifies the transformative power of education and the significance of fostering leadership and community engagement among scholars. As he embarks on this new chapter in his academic and professional endeavors, Orteza's story serves as an inspiration for future generations, demonstrating the profound impact that individuals can make through dedication, perseverance, and a commitment to excellence.

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