Waterloo welcomes 2022 Schulich Leaders

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Collage of all 11 UWaterloo Schulich recipients

This fall the University of Waterloo will welcome ten exceptional first-year students who were awarded a Schulich Leaders Scholarship, including Charlotte Brown. Brown will be joining the Faculty of Science in the Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy program. 

The Schulich Leaders Scholarship is Canada’s largest annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholarship. There are 100 recipients throughout Canada, with individual scholarships valued at $80,000 and $100,000. Recipients are among the best and brightest recent high school graduates, with both stellar grades and a dedication to community service that sets them apart.

“Waterloo is proud to welcome this year’s cohort of Schulich Leaders,” says Vivek Goel, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo. “These gifted scholars are change-makers who have the potential to make a significant impact through innovation that will change the world for the better.” 

The Faculty of Science welcomes Charlotte Alexandra Brown from Perth, Ontario into the Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy program.

Portrait of Charlotte Brown.“I developed my passion for biotechnology when I worked on a Moonshot Project with a team of other young innovators,” Brown says. “We came up with an idea for our own company in the field of biotech by designing a product that would help people manage stress and burnout. It was such a fun and rewarding experience to work with other like-minded individuals while solving important problems in the healthcare field.” 

This experience led Brown to decide that pursuing a degree that combined biotech and accountancy was ideal for her. She says she is especially excited by the co-op opportunities at Waterloo and is looking forward to getting more experience working in the fields she loves. 

Brown is a student with many talents, she was involved in a wide range of clubs and activities throughout high school. She played hockey and soccer, participated in symphonic and jazz bands as a trumpet player, and was very active as an executive member of Best Buddies, a peer-support network. 

The other nine 2022 Schulich Leaders joining Waterloo this term are:

•    Subha Azrin, Computer Engineering, Scarborough, ON
•    Tudor Barsan, Computer Science, Oakville, ON
•    Norman Chen, Software Engineering, St. John’s, NL
•    Maggie Liu, Computer Science, Maple, ON
•    Krishna Patel, Computer Engineering, Edmonton, AB
•    Ashwin Roperia, Computer Science, Brampton, ON
•    Sarah Wilson, Computer Science, Waterloo, ON
•    Michael Xu, Software Engineering, Calgary, AB
•    Jonathan Zhou, Mechatronics Engineering, Calgary, AB

“Schulich Scholars bring a unique drive and ambition that closely aligns with Waterloo’s strategic goals,” Goel continues. 

Recognizing the increasing importance and impact that STEM disciplines will have on the prosperity of future generations, businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established the $100+ million scholarship fund in 2012 to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators.