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University Life as a Newcomer to Canada

Before moving to Canada in 2015, Sarah Arsalan lived in Iraq for eight years and another seven in Qatar. She then moved to Mississauga, Ontario, where she attended high school. Sarah is going into her second year at McMaster University, where she is enrolled in the Kinesiology program. I got the opportunity to interview Sarah about her decision to go into this field and perspective as a newcomer to Canada …


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 …

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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…

Western University

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…

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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…

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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…