Opportunities in June

The month of June has numerous opportunities for high school and university students. This update will encompass many opportunities that have new hiring cycles, and conferences to attend both high school and university students. Toronto FinTech Conference: The Toronto FinTech Conference, featuring the best Canadian and US Fintech leaders, is a one day conference in

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The Founding of Here For You With Loukman Ghouti

Newcomers to Canada encounter challenges in daily things that we often take for granted- whether it’s the language barrier and understanding colloquialisms, or navigating their new home. To ease the transition of refugees and international students to Halifax, our National Young Leader, Loukman Ghouti, co-founded Here For You. Loukman describes his new initiative in the

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Research Position

Congratulations on acquiring an undergraduate summer research position! Paid or unpaid, this can be a great chance to explore what academic research is like and acquire skills both at the bench and beyond. In this article, I will primarily address how those in experimental life sciences can make the most of their summer; however, many

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Ryan Li, Serial Entrepreneur & Innovative App Developer

Our April Leader in the Spotlight features our Regional Ambassador, Ryan Li. Ryan is an accomplished high school student at the Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, with a keen interest in entrepreneurship and volunteerism. Ryan has founded several organizations, including uNyte, PeaceofMind, Complaints to Solutions, and Project Sigma, which strives to share opportunities with

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Advice from 56 Paper Clips Co-Founder & Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Tobias Carryer

Recently, I had a chance to chat with Tobias Carryer, an ambitious high school student from South Surrey, BC and winner of Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 award. With a vision of empowering teens and helping them discover opportunities, Tobias founded 56 Paper Clips. In our interview, he describes 56 Paper Clips’ initiatives and shares

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5 Ways to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research provides students the opportunity to investigate almost any research questions they may have, provided that their topic of interest is relevant to the pre-existing research studies already being conducted at their university. Research questions can be as simple as “Why can’t we remember events that occurred in our lives when we were 1

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How to Pursue a Biotech Startup as an Undergraduate

You often hear about university students pursuing entrepreneurial or start-up ventures in fields such as computer science or commerce. However, increasingly there is a huge focus on start up companies in the life sciences or biotech industry! During your undergraduate degree you may even realize that you have an idea you’d like to pursue as

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The Merits of Failure

You can always rely on change to present itself in your life. Right when you get comfortable in one role, for example, as a high school student, the time comes for you to move on to college or university. By the time you reach your final year of undergrad, the time comes to make decisions

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Loukman Ghouti, Language Master & Renaissance Man

Our February Leader in the Spotlight features Loukman Ghouti, a Bachelor of Science student at Dalhousie University. Loukman is extensively involved within the community. He serves as a translator for newly arrived Syrian refugees, is a member of the National Youth Advisory Council of Canada and promotes mental health awareness. On campus, Loukman is a

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B.Sc – Beyond Science Courses: What to do after graduation?

You’re graduating with your Bachelor of Science. Now what? On the 1st day at UBC in my 1st year biology class, the professor posed the question “Who is here wanting to go to medical, pharmacy or dental school?”. Almost the entire class put up their hands. Four years later, the graduating class had one of

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