"During the summer before entering university, I was lucky enough to attend the Boyd Archaeological Field School with the help of the Carr-Reid Bursary. I am now a third-year student at U of T, majoring in Statistics and Anthropology. The way I approach school has been greatly shaped by experiences like the one I had at the Boyd Archaeological Field School. My time at the school was a challenging, immersive, and important experience. Being able to truly immerse oneself in academia is rare and underappreciated at the high school level, even though it is such a vital period for many soon-to-graduate students. I strongly believe that it is experiences, not books, that truly inspire and touch the lives of students. Whether students follow the path of archaeology or not, this field school teaches students how to look at the world outside of one’s own limited worldview. It is through this field school that I’ve developed a great interest in past cultures and awareness of the indigenous people of North America. The field school is more than a summer camp; it is a place where students can expand their interests into meaningful experiences. Without the bursary, I would not have been able to participate in this program. I hope that many more students can be given the same opportunity to appreciate anthropology in this important and unforgettable way."