Brendan Cottrell

Schulich Leader

Simon Fraser University

High School: Elgin Park Secondary

Nominated by Kirsten Farquhar

Surrey, BC

What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?
Engineering Physics
What is your favourite inspirational quote? 
“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
What is a little known fact about you?
I have a passion for geography and geopolitics, which is a nice reprieve sometimes from a very quantitative lifestyle in STEM. 
Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?
I make a great Schulich Leader due to my continued battle in striving for excellence. I am excited for the challenge of innovating and solving modern problems. Schulich Leaders find fulfillment in problem solving, and I am grateful to be provided with the opportunity to achieve this at a higher level.

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2015 Schulich Leader Scholarship winner Brendan Cottrell

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