Ben Heppner

Ben Heppner

In 2008, internationally renowned opera tenor and U of L honorary degree recipient Ben Heppner performed a concert to raise funds for U of L music students. The proceeds established this endowment, which the University named in his honour.

Heppner is known internationally as one of the pre-eminent singers of his generation and is the recipient of three Juno Awards, two Grammy Awards and is recognized as an Officer of the Order of Canada.


“Admittedly, learning is an expensive proposition, so I hope the scholarship will give students resources to study. However I also hope the scholarship will give them the ability to think more freely about their own expressions and the encouragement to find their voice.” -Ben Heppner