University of British Columbia

Jen-Ai Lai

Stratford Central School
Nominated by: 
Mark Cassone
Nominated in: 
2012
Program: 
Science
Stratford, ON

Media Mentions:

Central grad in rare company

Featured in Stratford Beacon Herald

Blog posts: 

New Dimensions and New Perspectives

Winter 2014

Third year, first semester has been one of the busiest.

– by Jen-Ai Lai • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

February 4, 2014 ~ "Hope for Happiness INC.

Spring 2014

Please don’t look at me like that. No, I’m not just a university student here to swindle away your money and “invest” it in a night of frat-party fun. Sigh.

– by Jen-Ai Lai • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

Taitung, Taiwan: 1961.

Fall 2013

Taitung, Taiwan: 1961. The savage sun rages down upon the bare backs of men tending to the fields.

– by Jen-Ai Lai • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia
 Jen-ai Lai

Trees

Spring 2013

I have always thought that a university should have trees. Neither books nor grand buildings, but trees. Just trees. Lots and lots of trees.

– by Jen-Ai Lai • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

Start thinking and start thinking differently...

Winter 2012

The beat starts up. BOOMING. LOUD. A party? But wait a second, I thought it was only Monday night. Have I been studying so hard that I’ve lost all sense of time? No way.

– by Jen-Ai Lai • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

Q&A with
Jen-Ai
:

What STEM area are you studying starting in Fall 2012?

Science

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

"One man can’t change the world, but one man can be the inspiration for the world to change.”   -Kaya

What is a little known fact about yourself?

I love to be mischievous. When I was 12, a buddy and I developed a secret language (both spoken and written) in order to prevent prying eyes from peeping at undisclosed information. To this day, I am still fluent  :)

Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?

When I believe in something, I stop at nothing to make it into a reality. In my eyes, community is not defined merely by the place in which one lives; it is a diverse fabric woven from the many colourful threads of the human race. Driven by a passion for social justice and an insatiable curiosity, I am dedicated to serving our community and making a meaningful impact on the lives of others.