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Queen Wu Wins Prestigeous Award
Posted 06/08/2017 10:51AM

Queenie Wu and Ms. Livingtston - University Counselor

The Schulich Leader award is funded by Seymour Schulich a Canadian businessman, investor, author and philanthropist. Every year, high schools across Canada are invited by Mr. Schulich to select and nominate a graduating student who embodies passion, innovation and leadership in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  The graduate must also be intending to study in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Nominees are eligible for a $100,000 scholarship as well as given competitive advantage in accessing excellent research and internship and co-operative education work placements.  This year’s nominee Queenie Wu has embodied all things STEM related… as well as excelled in fine and performing arts. Queenie is a true STEM scholar!

As an Ambassador for Millennium Vancouver - a youth-run organization, she has worked to help to eradicate gender imbalance in STEM fields.

As a Research assistant at BC Women’s Hospital, she has worked with a physician doing important research relating to a contraceptive access network

SHAD Valley Participant - Took part in month long STEM summer camp at the University of Saskatchewan researching food contamination. – where she designed and built a prototype of a miniature indoor greenhouse as part of the project.

Queenie is also the Founder of Southridge School’s first Physics and Astronomy Olympics Team competing at UBC.

As an aspiring engineer and avid visual artist, starting her first year of the Systems Design program at the University of Waterloo, Queenie hopes to apply science, design, and ethics to bridge the gap between organic thoughts and complex technology through the study of human factors. Congratulations Queenie Wu on being Southridge’s Schulich Leader Nominee for 2017. 

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