University of British Columbia

Arthur Chen

North Surrey Secondary
Nominated by: 
Julie Occleshaw
Nominated in: 
Surrey, BC

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7 Lessons from MIT Startup Bootcamp

July 2018

Back in September 2017, I attended an entrepreneurship bootcamp run by MIT.

– by Arthur Chen • Schulich Leader at University of British Columbia

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?
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”
― David McCullough Jr.
What is a little known fact about you?
I keep a journal called an “Idea Dump”, in which I jot project ideas from my imagination whenever I feel inspired. Be them dreams for my future self to accomplish or endeavours I can undertake in the present, all ideas are welcome. This bucket list of sorts helps me remain creative and excited to pursue my interests. As well, it gives me an excuse to daydream!
Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?
I strive to redefine what is considered "conventional". By embracing change, I open myself to learning new ideas -- and to complete that process, I work to apply these ideas in some way to the real world.