Sirisha Valupadas, Debate Phenom & Business Enthusiast

Our June Leader in the Spotlight features Sirisha Valupadas, accomplished debater and recent University of Alberta graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biological Science and minoring in Political Science. Over the years, Sirisha has won 8 gold medals, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals in various Alberta Debate and Speech Association tournaments.

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Jason Liu, UBC Commerce Star & Extreme Sports Enthusiast

Our first Spotlight of 2016 features Jason Liu, a first year Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) student at the University of British Columbia. Jason holds some leadership positions within the UBC campus, including Vice President Internal at the Unlimited Dance Club, and Sports and Recreation Director at UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Club. In addition to being

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SHAD: The Summer Program Every High School Student Should Participate In

Recently, I had the chance to catch up with Kyle Blaney, of SHAD, to learn more about their fantastic SHAD summer enrichment program for high school students. Learn more about this incredible program in our Q&A below! Natalie: Tell us about the SHAD summer enrichment program.  Kyle: SHAD is a unique and intense summer program for high achieving students in

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Primer on the Latvian Presidential Elections & Some (Heavy!) Summer Reading Recommendations

Hi everyone! I’m currently on a bus  to Klaipeda, the gateway town to the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO site. The Spit is a strip of land that is three miles wide, and is covered in sand dunes. Half of it belongs to Lithuania, and the other half belongs to Russia’s Kaliningrad region. The part that

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Two of University’s Most Stubborn Obstacles & Potential Solutions

Below, Alex Harding, a 3M National Student Fellow, shares his winning 3M application response to the following topic: “Challenges in Post-Secondary Education” — We are incredibly fortunate to have a post-secondary system as strong as Canada’s,  but it is our responsibility as the next generation of students to identify our weaknesses and improve upon them. We

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