Victoria Somerton

2015, Engineering

School & Degree:

Dalhousie University, Engineering

High School/Cegep:

Glace Bay High School

City & Province:

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Nominated by:

Denice Breen


What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?




What is your favourite inspirational quote? 


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


What is a little known fact about you?


A little known fact about me is that I have always been highly involved in sports. I was a member of five sports teams throughout my high school career: soccer, rugby, basketball, softball and track and field.


Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader? 


My involvement in my community, and many varying activities and volunteer programs is an example for other students to realize their opportunity to become aware of global concerns and their potential to take action. I want to have this type of positive impact on my surrounding society for the rest of my life. I believe that through my involvement, initiative and passion, I am a great Schulich Leader. With the infinite amount of challenges facing our community and society at large, change has to come from the initiative of individuals, such as  Schulich Leaders, who are willing to defy the status quo, see things in a different light, and work to achieve change –one person at a time.