UCalgary Branch

 University of Calgary Branch


Constituted January 2017


Past events:

  • Scholarly Writing Workshop: Introduction to Scholarly Writing (March 2017)

Our workshop sought to teach undergraduate students the techniques and technologies relevant to scholarly writing. Guest presentation by Dr. Sean Dukelow, a researcher in neuroscience at the university, on his advice for scholarly writing and involvement in undergraduate-level research.


  • Waffle Networking Social (April 2017)

Attendees of our networking event had the opportunity to hear from a panel of undergraduate student speakers who discussed their involvement in areas including research (on post-concussion rehabilitation, intracellular infections, water scarcity and quality in Tanzania and more) as well as banking technologies, the Solar Car Team  and tips for success in university.


  • Introduction to Research Workshop (Sept 2017)

STEM Fellowship executives who are involved in research gave a presentation on how to seek out research opportunities and apply for funding, what to expect when working in a lab and general advice for success in research. Students were also able gain exposure to various types of STEM research conducted at the university and learn from the personal experience of students in a variety of fields through a Q&A Panel of upper year-undergraduate and graduate students.


  • Scholarly Writing Workshop: Editing 101 (Jan 2018)

Our workshop taught students skills that are essential to editing scientific writing such as identifying problems with flow, transition, organization, sentence length and word choice to increase the clarity of writing. In addition, students learned how to use various online tools including Overleaf and Mendeley that aid in managing different aspects of scholarly writing and editing.


  • Career Talk: How to Fix a Broken Heart (Feb 2018)

A talk presented by cardiac surgeon Dr. Holly Mewhort. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about the field of cardiac health, and learned about Mewhort’s experiences regarding her engaging work in cardiac surgery and basic and translational research.  


  • High School Internships (March 2018)

Our internship program allows high school students from communities underrepresented in STEM pursuits to conduct research in labs at the U of C under the supervision of graduate students. Participants had the opportunity to explore possible career opportunities while gaining exposure to the various fields of research undertaken at the university. This also provided mentorship opportunities for graduate students who were interested in hosting high school students in their lab.



The Team:

President – Hannah Rahim (hannah.rahim@stemfellowship.org)

VP Internships – Monica Ghebrial

VP Scholarly Writing – Claire Donnici

VP External – Jaskaran Grewal  

VP Internal – Kate Nuique 

VP Data Sciences and Technology – Fady Mina 

Data Science Events Director – Karla Juego 

VP Communications – Katherine Liu

Treasurer – Morgan Young-Speirs

VP Events – Ruth Legese

Event Directors – Tanmoy Newaz and Heide Adham 

Faculty representatives –  Elizabeth Dayo (Medicine), Ethan Rigby (Engineering), Lauren Wong (Science), Fazeela Mulji (Kinesiology)  

Sponsorships Director – Fazeela Mulji 

Executive team application: https://goo.gl/forms/3nMtjJ0Jq0bm5gd82




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Email: stemfellowshipucalgary@gmail.com