Scholarly Writing for High School Students: Bridging the Gap through STEM Fellowship

Written by Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari, Michelle Chung & Varun Kundra If you are a high school student who is interested in taking that extra step in science or writing, this article is for you. At STEM Fellowship, we have developed an initiative, the Scholarly Writing Challenge, specifically to get you engaged in scholarly writing. What

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Why You Should Join the National Youth Advisory Committee & its Student-Friendly Mental Health Revolution

While there has been progress in reducing stigma against mental health, stigma is still prevalent.  A 2008 Globe and Mail survey of Canadian adults found that: A quarter of Canadians are afraid to be near an individual with a serious mental illness. Almost one half of Canadians believe that mental illness was an excuse for

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The Creation of the National Youth Advisory Council, an Advocate of Youth Engagement in Mental Health

“Where do we even begin?” That was the question that my co-worker Tyson and I asked ourselves during a meeting with our supervisors (Dr. Joanna Henderson, Gloria Chaim, and Megan Barker, of Child, Youth & Family Services here at CAMH – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) when the idea of forming a Canada-wide youth committee was brought up. A youth committee

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Do You Have The 3 “Power Secrets” of Our Generation?

Like never before, this generation is bombarded by “you can do it!” and “I believe in you!” The touchy-feely stuff is great… but what impact does it have? I wanted to find the answer. So, for the past three years, I’ve been building a student-run consultancy, working with or starting youth-oriented startups, and travelling across

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