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Entrepreneurship

How to Start a Non-Profit in University

INTERVIEW: When Jaya Manjunath was 14, she started a program to help seniors in her community use a computer. At 19, she turned it into a non-profit organization called Seniors With Skills. I had the opportunity to interview this student about her organization and tips for students seeking to get involved in the non-profit sector, either by joining …

Entrepreneurship

Things to know about STEM Fellowship

Mohammad Asadi Lari was born in Iran and spent the majority of his childhood in the UK and his teens in his homeland. He completed his undergrad at the University of British Columbia. During that time, he became a co-founder of STEM Fellowship. He’s been a youth engagement advisor for the Canadian Red Cross, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, TELUS World of Science and the League of Innovators. He is currently…

Scholarships

How to WIN the Western President’s Entrance Scholarship

INTERVIEW: James Quinlan is a student from Scarborough, Ontario entering Western University’s Media, Information, and Technoculture program. He plans on pursuing a dual degree in business and media. This year, James won the university’s President’s Entrance scholarship, one of Western’s largest awards. I got the opportunity to interview James about the application process and…

Admissions

How to Get into McMaster Integrated Science

INTERVIEW: Alexander McGrath-Santowski is a second-year student in McMaster University’s Integrated Science (iSci) program. Alexander has a unique background, doing kindergarten in Canada and subsequently moving to India for two years, Qatar for three years, the Philippines for 4 years, and then Egypt for four years. The university’s iSci program…

Admissions

How to Get Into McMaster Health Sciences

INTERVIEW: Angela Dong is a third-year Health Sciences student at McMaster University. As you may know, Health Sciences is a particularly prestigious and difficult program to get accepted to. With an acceptance rate of around 10%, McMaster Health Science rivals the acceptance rates of some Ivy League institutions. I got the opportunity to…

Admissions

How to Get into McMaster Arts & Science

INTERVIEW: Catherine Hu is an incoming first-year student in McMaster University’s Arts & Science (commonly known as “ArtSci”) program. She hails from Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. Admitting only about 70 students per year, ArtSci is one of the most competitive programs at McMaster University. I got the opportunity to interview Catherine about how she approached the supplementary component of the application…

Scholarships

How to Win the Lincoln Alexander Chancellor Scholarship

INTERVIEW: Ghaid Asfour, a Biomedical Toxicology student at the University of Guelph, won the Lincoln Alexander Chancellor Scholarship, one of the university’s most prestigious scholarships for incoming students. Ghaid was born in Syria, spent the first 13 years of her life in Saudi Arabia, and then moved to Mississauga, Canada. I had the opportunity to interview Ghaid Asfour about her experiences…