Interview with Owain Ruttan, UBC Student-Athlete

Our October 2020 Spotlight features Owain Ruttan, a top UBC student-athlete. An accomplished varsity rugby player, Owain has represented Canada as a 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy in Bucharest, Romania. Previously, as a Rugby Ontario Junior Blues player, he captained the under 17 and under 19 teams in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Presently, he is

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Interview with Stephanie Totten, McGill MD/PhD Candidate

Our May Spotlight features Stephanie Totten, an accomplished MD/PhD candidate at McGill University and recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Frederick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Scholarship. Previously, she attained a Bachelor of Science in Life Science with a Specialization in Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology and a Master of Science in Experimental Medicine

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Interview with Heran Zhao, Musical Sensation & Diversity Advocate

Our December 2019 Spotlight features Heran Zhao, a graduate of Hammarskjold High School in Thunder Bay. A highly accomplished individual, Heran has won the 2018 American Protégé International Concerto Competition, and played at Carnegie Hall, while advocating for diversity and multicultural within her community. She is currently starting a non-profit for youth musicians. In our

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Interview with Samuel Chan, Medical Student, on Medicine and Research

In our September 2019 edition of Leader in the Spotlight, we’re excited to feature our National Young Leader mentor, Samuel Chan.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science majoring in physiology and immunology at the University of Toronto, where he led UofT’s Stem Cell Club. Presently, Samuel is a 4th year medical student at the University

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Julia (Da Hye) Kim, Innovative Heart Researcher and Scientific Outreach Advocate

In our latest Spotlight, we’re proud to feature our National Young Leader mentor, Julia Kim. As a University of Toronto MSc candidate, Julia is studying proteins involved in heart disease to identify new treatments. Julia is an avid supporter of scientific outreach- she serves as an editorial board member with the STEM Fellowship Journal, and

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David He, Science Star & Music Enthusiast

Our July 2018 Spotlight features David He, an avid undergraduate researcher, and a University of Alberta undergraduate student pursuing a BSc in cell biology. Previously, David won the Alberta Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge, and won a gold medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair. Beyond science and academics, David also plays the piano and the

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An Interview with Farhad Udwadia, Budding Bioethicist & Mentorship Advocate

Our March Leader in the Spotlight features Farhad Udwadia, a BA Economics graduate from McGill University, and a current Master of Bioethics student at Harvard Medical School. Farhad is a co-founder and executive director of AdviseMe!, a mentorship program at McGill, serves as a community organizer for the Neurofibromatosis Society of Ontario, volunteers for SocialSport,

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An Interview with Lorelei Baquiran, Youth Advocate & Undergraduate Researcher

Our first Spotlight of 2018 features Lorelei Baquiran, a fourth year Bachelor of Science (Honours) student at the University of Alberta. Lorelei has extensive leadership experience, and has served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Ainembabazi Children’s Project, and remains a Permanent Youth at Large for the Edmonton Youth Council Health and Wellness

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An Interview with Niki Oveisi, UBC Science Leader

Our October Leader in the Spotlight features Niki Oveisi, a UBC Honours Biology student who is a driven leader in the community. In addition to co-founding the Smiles Without Limits Foundation, Niki serves as an editor for the STEM Fellowship Journal, and Managing Director of External Communications and Chair Member for the World Awareness Initiative,

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An Interview with Aneta Bajic, Law & Society Graduate

Our September 2017 Leader in the Spotlight features Aneta Bajic, a recent York University BA graduate from the Law and Society program. Aneta is a member of the Golden Key International Honous Society, and was a member of York’s Law and Society Student’s Association. In an insightful interview, Aneta shares her tips on improving oral

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