Sidrah Rana

2018, Science

School & Degree:

University of Toronto, Science

High School/Cegep:

White Oaks Secondary School

City & Province:

Oakville, Ontario

Nominated by:

Steve Lebourveau

What undergraduate program are you enrolled?


Science (Chemistry) 


What is your favourite inspirational quote?


“Always say yes” – Ian Fogarty (SHAD UNB Director)


What is a little known fact about you?


I have a secret creative writing blog online, but under a pen name


Why do you make a great Schulich Leader?


I think the most important thing is that I don’t blindly follow naive optimism, which is completely different from just plain optimism. I value hard work, ambition, and persistence over everything instead of waiting or hoping for things to be handed to me. I’ve faced many obstacles and failures in my life, but every single time, I always got back up and worked harder to be successful in whatever I do.