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McMaster and UofT makes their #2019SLSquad picks!

Spring 2019

Eight more awesome students join the SL Network. McMaster and UofT were once again amongst the top five partner universites in terms of scholarship applications and in turn were able to award two additional scholarships each this year.

Joining the McMaster Squad is science student Henry Gage. A graduate of Upper Canada College in Toronto, ON, he was chosen as a Lang Scholar in 2016, an honour granted to a select number of UCC students demonstrating leadership potential with combined outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and community service. He was one of few students to have been honoured with this distinction as early as grade ten. Joining Henry is fellow science student Jessie Meanwell from Westdale Secondary School in Hamilton, ON. Jessie created a graphic novel series called Math Adventures to present mathematical concepts in a creative and accessible way. Her first book about the Fibonacci sequence sheds new light on the beauty of math in the real world. She was awarded the Sameer Grover Math Literacy Award for this original work. Pursuing engineering at McMaster is Arielle Ainabe. Nominated by Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville, ON, she won 2nd Place for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2018. Arjun Snider is also studying engineering at McMaster. A graduate of Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Burlington, ON, he previously won the Deloitte Design Thinking/Western Ivey Case Competition at the Ivey Summer Leadership Program (SLP). Out of six competing teams, he was a key member of the team that won the competition. 

UofT is also adding four outstanding students to their Squad. Oakville, ON based King's Christian Collegiate grad Aidan Britnell is pusruing an undergraduate degree in science. In January 2017, Aidan reached the conclusion of nine years of consistency and dedication to practicing piano as he took his Royal Conservatory of Music Level 8 Practical piano exam, earning First Class Honours on the practical and theoretical exams. Thunder Bay, ON based St. Ignatius Secondary School grad Caleb Lammers is pursuing math starting this Fall. Caleb conceived a theory relating age to relative frequencies of word use in conversation. Using mathematical methods of data analysis, the theory improved upon the accuracy of the Zipf’s Law approximation. The original research won a variety of regional awards and a bronze medal at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. The first of UofT's two new engineering recipients is Adam Glustein from Northern Secondary School in Toronto, ON. Adam placed first in achieved the highest cumulative academic average, with a 97.6% average including all courses from Grade 9 to Grade 12. Fellow engineering student Thomas Moffat also has impressive accolades on his resume. Nominated by Assumption Catholic Secondary School in Burlington, ON, he was invited to speak at SXSW - the largest conference in the world - about how quantum machine learning will transform civilization. He also led his robotics teams into international championships and placed in the top 6 out of over 10,000 teams around the world for 4 consecutive years.

We look forward to having these new outsanding students join the #2019SLSquad!! #LeadersGonnaLead!