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McMaster and McGill add 6 amazing students to the #2018SLSquad

1 June, 2018

Another group of STEM star‘s join the #2018SLSquad!!

McMaster, once again finished amongst the top 5 university partners with the most nominee applicants, recently solidifying their four Schulich Leaders. Shannon Buck joins the squad as a science recipient. A graduate of Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School in Hamilton, she has maintained academic excellence throughout her high school career, including receipt of many awards and accolades in addition to her passion for extreme wilderness expeditions. The second science recipient at McMaster is Julia Azzi from Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa. After watching school spirit dwindle, Julia took matters into her own hands and became Head of Operations to super charge school spirit in an array of initiatives!

The McMaster engineering recipients are outstanding. Emelyn Kupinski hails from two-time SLS winner Medway High School in Arva, Ontario. Alumnus of Medway HS, Ethan Rigby, received this award last year at UCalgary. Emelyn won the Academic Proficiency Award at her high school 3 years in a row and plans to become an engineer with a focus on mechatronics. Joining her is Nikola Petrevski from J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate in Ajax, Ontario. In 2017 Nikola was elected Prime Minister of his schools student government, which allowed him to grow his leadership skills and work with several charity organizations in his school and community.

McGill has two exceptional Schulich Leaders joining the 2018 SLSquad. Raphael Hotter from Marianopolis College in Westmount, Quebec is pursuing a Bachelor of Science. With a keen interest in computer science, he co-founded the Marianopolis Programming Club — sharing his passion for programming with over 260 students and leading a team of 8 to organize MariHacks – the first CEGEP and high school hackathon in Quebec!! This year’s engineering recipient at McGill is Miasya Bulger from Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa. Miasya is a University of Toronto National Biology Scholar and has also taken action to alleviate child poverty in Ottawa by organizing workshops for students, complimented by fundraisers and food drives for local charities. 

We look forward to seeing what amazing contributions these incoming Leaders will make to society as they enter this next chapter with countless opportunities to innovate!!