As managing partner of Alexander Whitehead Executive Search, an executive consultancy based in Vancouver, Terry Whitehead (BA ’94) has made a name for himself as someone who can spot talent. As an alumnus, member of the U of L’s Board of Governors, and Chair of the University’s Advancement Committee, Terry extends his knack for talent spotting in ways that help propel the careers of aspiring writers both on campus and across Canada.

Terry founded the U of L Bridge Prize and the Play Right Prize, competitions intended to motivate the next generation of creative minds and foster the future careers of playwrights and creative writers.

“I’ve always had an interest in creative fiction, and I was able to explore that creativity through liberal education at U of L,” says Terry. “The prizes recognize emerging talent and encourage young writers to pursue their craft.”

The Play Right Prize is awarded annually to the winning U of L student who submits a script for a one-act play, and the U of L Bridge Prize is a biennial competition open to any student registered at any post-secondary institution in Canada who submits the winning short story.

“The U of L punches well above its weight among post-secondary institutions across Canada in terms of its reputation, quality of faculty, and research activity,” says Terry. “The quality of the U of L experience provides all students, especially those with creative ambitions, with a strong foundation in liberal education to prepare them for their life and careers.”

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