The Lassonde School of Engineering has been privileged to welcome Schulich Leader Scholars every year for the past four years.
Launched in 2012, this $100 million program funds 50 undergraduate scholarships each year up to a value of $20,000 annually for each recipient, across top Canadian universities.
The Schulich Leader Scholarship, created by entrepreneur and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, gives the most promising students the opportunity pursue their dreams and become the next global pioneers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Arma is a first-year engineering student at Lassonde. She is the fourth female Lassonde student to receive the Schulich Leader scholarship.
While she was in high school, Arma worked with the South Asian Women's Rights Organization and participated in Reaching to Empower Youth, a program that empowers and educates young women.
Why does she make a great Schulich Leader? "I'm mission driven...I don't fight for a cause or attempt to resolve a problem because it is protocol, I do so because I try to foresee the impact it will make if the problem is solved or the cause is fought for."
Kyra is a first-year Space Engineering student at Lassonde. She attended high school at Melfort and Unit Comprehensive Collegiate in Saskatchewan.
The Q&A with Kyra below is an extract from the Schulich Leader website:
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” -Rumi
What is a little known fact about you?
I have danced since I was three years old! I love all styles of dance, but especially tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, pointe and lyrical! When I hear the beat, I can’t stop my feet!
Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?
My enthusiasm and commitment to projects enables me to motivate other people to get involved. As a leader, I strive to inspire others to reach their full potential while offering my best effort. When faced with a new challenge I think of new ways to approach and solve the problems that are presented to me. I believe that there are many opportunities to be a leader even on a small scale in our everyday lives.
Kyra appeared recently on CP24 with fellow Schulich Leader Daniel McInnis to talk about the impact of receiving the scholarship and her plans for the future.