Mackenzie Collins

2016, Engineering

School & Degree:

University of Waterloo, Engineering

High School/Cegep:

Ascension Collegiate

City & Province:

Bay Roberts, Newfoundland

Nominated by:

Ascension Collegiate Staff

What undergraduate program are you enrolled?

Honours Biomedical Engineering

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

What is a little known fact about you?

I once played “Bounce” the bedbug in a live Treehouse production of “Little Miss Spider.”

Why do you make a great Schulich Leader?

What I think makes me a great Schulich leader is my ability to overlook the obstacles in my path and see a greater goal. I believe that with enough motivation, no matter where you are from and what your limitations may be, you can achieve anything. Coming from a small town in Newfoundland, I have learned that your location and resources only limit you if you let them and that amazing things can be accomplished with a little creativity.