Benjamin Congram

2014
Schulich Leader

Western University
Engineering
Program

High School: Stratford Northwestern Secondary School

Nominated by Martin Ritsma

Stratford, ON

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

Engineering

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for a bird to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present...We must be hatched or go bad" - C.S. Lewis

What is a little known fact about you?

I hold my high school's record in the steeplechase.

Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?

I have a strong curiosity about the world and a passion for learning. I strive to look at the world objectively and see the big picture. This combined with the responsibility I feel to do good gives me the belief that I can change the world.