Author Archives: Katherine Gotovsky

Tian Yu wins Physical Sciences Award

Congratulations Tian Miao Yu, winner of the Best in Physical Sciences Award in our 2017 Scholarly Writing Challenge! Tian Miao is a grade 12 student at Bayview Secondary School. He is the president of the Model UN club, a debater, and a tenor saxophone performer. In the future, he is aspired to pursue his interest in electrical engineering and experimental physics.

Farah Qaiser speaks at Student Journal Forum

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a student journal? What are some of the successes and challenges faced by journal editors? What does the editorial process involve?

The University of Toronto recently held an event to answer these very questions – specifically the Student Journal Forum on 24th Jan 2018. The STEM Fellowship Journal’s former editorial board director, Farah Qaiser, attended on behalf of STEM Fellowship, and spoke at the panel session.

In this Medium post, Farah reflects on the key messages from the event, including an overview of the panel session featuring editors from the IDIOM journal, Caméra Stylo, and the University of Toronto’s Medical Journal.

Join STEMpowerment!

Are you an upper year high school or undergrad student in STEM? Would you like to share your experiences with a younger peer who’s aspiring to follow your footsteps? If so, then you should join STEMpowerment as a mentor!

This program gives you the chance to interact with high school mentee(s) based on your mutual areas of interest. You can offer guidance in matters such as how to handle a university courseload, how to get a research position, how to prepare for professional school, and in general any topics that mentees may seek your advice in. If you’re interested, please fill out the application form below:…/1FAIpQLSf2TqQAXFI1Y0PXpf…/viewform


Know a grade 6-9 girl inspired by STEM? Want to share?

#MySTEMStory is here to help! Through video, visuals or writing, tell us: why is STEM important to you? What is it about science, technology, engineering and mathematics that inspires you? Can your STEM story inspire other girls? Click to learn more!

Opportunity for high school students to be researchers at the University of Calgary over spring break

The STEM Fellowship University of Calgary Branch is coordinating a high school internships program to provide high school students with the unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research at University of Calgary laboratories. This program will take place for five days during high school spring break (March 26-30 or April 2-6, 2018) and will enable students to explore the world of research while gaining confidence in inquiry and writing skills. Students will engage in activities including tours of first-class research facilities, introductions to basic techniques and experiments using state-of-the-art equipment and resources, shadowing of lab personnel and attending lab meetings, seminars and faculty presentations. Students will be mentored by graduate students and will be involved in areas of research including biomechanics, climate change, rheology, nanotechnology, brain stimulation, stem cells, bioinformatics, energy innovation, disease prevention, transplant immunology and more.


STEM Fellowship is a national, non-profit, student-run organization that connects and empowers young innovators interested in STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) through mentorship and experiential learning . The main goals of the internship program are to encourage passion for multidisciplinary scientific inquiry and to help students who are interested in research develop the necessary skills to actualize this goal. The internship program also aims to target students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM pursuits.


This year’s available host labs, and the student application form can be found here: There is no cost to participate in the program.Please share this opportunity with students who would benefit from this internship. This program is perfect for any grade 10, 11 or 12 student with an interest in scientific research. Feel free to if you have any questions about the program or the application process.