McGill University

Simona Bene Watts

Nominated by: 
Coral Ghiglione
Nominated in: 
Salmon Arm, BC

Media Mentions:

Big scholarship awarded

Featured in Salmon Arm Observer

Two entering students awarded major scholarship

Featured in McGill News and Events

McGill students pull in top scholarships

Featured in McGill Reporter

Blog posts: 

The Acrobatics of University Life

Summer 2015
The way I see it, the life of a university student is a lot like juggling.
– by Simona Bene Watts • Schulich Leader at McGill University

Q&A with

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


What is your favourite inspirational quote? 

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb

What is a little known fact about you?

I love cooking. My father gave me a chef's knife for my tenth birthday!

Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader

I have the right combination of compassion, talent and spunk. Like Seymour Schulich, my innovation, passion and dedication have led, and will continue to lead me to success. I look forward to combining my leadership abilities, love of science, and compassion for humanity to pursue even greater projects in the future as a Schulich Leader.