Arthur Chen

Schulich Leader

University of British Columbia

High School: North Surrey Secondary

Nominated by Julie Occleshaw

Surrey, BC

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.