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BEST Entrance Award Recipients – Fall 2022


We’re pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2022 BEST Entrance Award. This award recognizes students for their entrepreneurial initiatives, including leadership pursuits and/or involvement in enterprising activities at their high school, and is awarded to incoming students at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University.

The Fall 2022 Best Entrance Award recipients are:

NAMEPROGRAM
Hannah Alli, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientHannah AlliEngineering
Sagar Saha, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientSagar SahaComputer Science
Jayant Punia, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientJayant PuniaSoftware Engineering
Amely Su, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientAmely SuEngineering
Toby Carter, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientToby CarterComputer Science
Blank headshotCarlos SantiagoEngineering
Shiza Shaikh, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientShiza ShaikhComputer Science
Behrouz Homam, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientBehrouz HomamMechanical Engineering
MD Faiaz, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientMD FaiazSoftware Engineering
Blank headshotDylan GauvinComputer Science
Ayyn Mohammed, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientAyaan MohammedComputer Science
Joshua Mullin, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientJoshua MullinSpace Engineering
Rishit Shah, Lassonde BEST Program, Fall 2022 Entrance Award RecipientRishit ShahComputer Science
Blank headshotUmer ShaikhEngineering

“Entrepreneurship is my true passion in life so receiving the BEST award allows me to make my next business idea more feasible. I view this award as a growth opportunity that will aid me in expanding my business knowledge and my soft skills which I can apply to my engineering journey.” – Hannah Alli

“I am really grateful to have received the BEST Entrance Award and I am sure it will help me achieve my entrepreneurial dreams. I have been passionate about bringing my project to life and without the BEST Award, this wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you once again!” – Sagar Saha

“This award allows me to continue working on developing my ideas and passions. It encourages me to continue growing my skills outside of my regular studies. I’m beyond honoured to have been selected for this award, and I’m so thankful for the opportunities it will open in the future.” – Toby Carter

“Receiving this award gives me the confidence that I need to take my idea to the next level. This award will be the first step into, hopefully, creating a successful business at York.” – Joshua Mullin

“The BEST Entrance Award gives me the space to grow and improve. It has motivated me to increase the scale of my project. I am very honoured to be selected for this award.” – MD Faiaz

“This award will help me continue pursuing my extracurricular entrepreneurial activities and allow me to focus on my work with my rocketry team, where I am currently designing a cooling unit for our cameras on the Goose 3 rocket and trying to acquire funding for parts. We’re aiming to go halfway to space (50 km) this year! Your award has helped make this all possible for me, and I am truly grateful.” – Amely Su