Schulich Leaders

A Schulich Leader is one of 50 students who are selected each year by our 20 partner universities to receive $100,000 or $80,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in STEM. In addition to this large financial award, they join an elite network and receive many ongoing benefits.

Since 2012, 320 Schulich Leaders have been awarded this prestigious STEM scholarship across Canada.

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Daniel Hoogsteen

2018
Schulich Leader

University of Toronto
Science
Program

High School: Nelson High School

Nominated by Peter Bird

Burlington, ON

What undergraduate program are you enrolled?
 
Science (Physics) and Math
 
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
 
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self." - Ernest Hemingway
 
What is a little known fact about you?
 
At one time or another I have performed in front of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, several members of the Dutch royal family, and for Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell. 
 
Why do you make a great Schulich Leader?
 
I believe that I would be a great Schulich Leader because I have a fascination with how the physical world works and then how society operates within it. I have a desire to improve society using objective, science-driven decision making. Science is a tool that, when wielded properly, can influence widespread positive change. I believe that with my skills and interests that I can be a part of that positive change.
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