Electrical and computer engineering welcomes two Schulich Leaders to the fall 2023 cohort

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Electrical and computer engineering is pleased to welcome two new first-year students to its cohort, through the Schulich Leader Scholarships program. Awarded annually to 100 high school students across Canada, the Schulich Leader Scholarships are granted to exceptional students who show great entrepreneurial promise in the field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  

In 2012, business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established the scholarship fund worth more than $100 million to address the increasing importance STEM fields will have on future prosperity.

We are proud to celebrate the continued success of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada. This group of outstanding students will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer and will make great contributions to society, both on a national and global scale,” said Seymour Schulich. “With their university expenses covered, they can focus their time on their studies, research projects, extracurriculars, and entrepreneurial ventures. They are the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators.”

Mikael Haji, from Richmond Hill and who graduated from Secondary Virtual School, receives $120,000 to study electrical engineering.

Mahi Joshi, from Caledon East and a graduate of Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School, receives $120,000 to study computer engineering.

Every high school in Canada can nominate one student for the scholarship. There are 100 scholarships awarded annually for study at one of 20 partner universities in this country.

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