Iva Demirova

2017, Science

School & Degree:

McGill University, Science

High School/Cegep:

New Westminster Secondary School

City & Province:

New Westminster, British Columbia

Nominated by:

Catherine Aoyama

What undergraduate program are you enrolled?


Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences (Biochemistry)


What is your favourite inspirational quote?


“””Quand tu veux construire un bateau, ne commence pas par rassembler du bois, couper des planches et distribuer du travail, mais réveille au sein des hommes le désir de la mer grande et large.””


“”If you want to build a ship, do not start by gathering wood or by assigning work to people; rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.””


– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”


What is a little known fact about you?


I’m happiest when I’m outside. The ability to observe and feel the harmony and interconnectedness of the world is what recharges and re-inspires me to try to do good in it.


Why do you make a great Schulich Leader? 


I am curious, passionate and driven, and one of my greatest joys comes from being able to engage others to work with me on projects we care about. My love for problem solving combined with my propensity to gather people around common points of interest is what makes me a great Schulich Leader. I look forward to exploring the ways I can contribute to innovation in STEAM during my studies and beyond.