Welcome to STEM Fellowship!

We are a Canadian registered charity that equips students with skills in inquiry, data analytics, and scientific communication through mentorship and experiential learning.

Key Initiatives


We organize the Canadian Young Physicists’ Tournament which is the qualifier for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament.

STEM Fellowship Journal

We run an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal, published by Canadian Science Publishing, to enable high school and undergraduate students to showcase their research and join the scholarly communication community.

Scholarly Writing Challenge (SWC)

The challenge provides high school students with an opportunity to showcase their original research.

Ambassador Program

Our high school ambassadors promote our initiatives, represent our organization at community events, and provide feedback on our initiatives to contribute to the development of the organization.

STEMpowerment Research Exploration Opportunity

REO provides high school students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM with the opportunity to conduct STEM research in a university lab

STEMpowerment Mentorship

Our mentorship program offers free peer academic support and career guidance to youth who are members of communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

Data Science Education

Our Big Data Challenge enables students to develop skills in data analytics, problem-solving, and critical thinking while using technology to address socioeconomic and environmental issues in their communities.

University Branches

Our 20 university branches act as local representatives of the national STEM Fellowship team and hold networking events, competitions, career talks, and workshops tailored for the students attending the respective institution.

Big Data Challenge

Students in 2020

Students in Past Years

Scholarly Writing Challenge

Submissions Received in 2019

Research Exploration Opportunity

Applications Received in Past 3 Years

Student Placements Offered

STEMFellowship Workshops

University Students in Past 3 Years

Mentorship Participants

STEMFellowship Journal

Student-Author Publications

Original Manuscripts


The 2018 STEM Fellowship Big Data Challenge was an incredible experience. The Challenge helped me develop skills in the field of analytics, and taught me the importance of big data in the modern world; the mentorships, online training, and connections I received were invaluable. If you are a high school student, I would highly recommend participating in this incredible program – you won’t regret it! I am endlessly grateful to have had the chance to participate.
Katherine Gotovsky

High School Big Data Challenge

Being an intern at an actual lab was, as expected, a genuinely life-changing experience. It changed my entire opinion on university, my expectations from a potential career in academia, and most importantly, how much respect I have for people working in research. It provided me with an exclusive sneak-peak of research work, and I will be using everything I learned here to make more informed decisions about my own career. I would like to sincerely thank the members of McMillen lab for making my March Break as rewarding as possible.
Afrin Prio

Research Exploration Opportunity

I have always found a love for both biology and coding, and the shadowing program has shown me how a job in research could integrate these two sectors together. This is something that I would never had known if it weren’t for this program. What made this internship great was seeing intelligent people from all around the world gathering to the University of Toronto for a united goal of exploring the realms of science. This internship has sparked a greater passion for research in me, and I might be one of the mentors one day, looking to pass the baton to the future generations.
Lucas Wang

Research Exploration Opportunity

Participating in this internship organized by STEM Fellowship has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. One of my favorite aspects of this internship was being able to talk with a variety of people in various stages in their medical research career. I was able to inquire about the different possible career paths that each person took, and learn more about the different opportunities within this field. In particular, I was able to talk a lot with undergraduate students employed at this lab and received lots of helpful advice about university applications.
Sakura Ariga

Research Exploration Opportunity


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STEM Fellowship


STEM Fellowship is looking for volunteers who want to participate in the STEM community. If you’re looking for a great volunteer opportunity that will see you participate on the national level don’t miss out on the chance to become part of SF! The deadline to apply for all positions is Dec 6th except for the SciComm Team Member positions which is Dec 7th.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so apply early!

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If you are proud of your original STEM-based research paper, IB extended essay, or AP capstone project, the Scholarly Writing Challenge is for you! Submit your work to get some experience in the process of publishing, as well as the chance to win monetary prizes! The contest is open until Dec 15th, 2020 so get your papers in while you still can!

More here: bit.ly/SWCSF2020

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6 days ago

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Are you living outside of the US but interested in studying there? Our next webinar is for you! From applications to graduation, our American University Guide for International Students will cover ALL you need to know about post-secondary education in the USA. Hear from international students as they discuss the ins and outs of the application process and university life including, SAT/ACT for foreign applicants, the extracurriculars you need, workload and career outlooks!
Join us on Saturday December 5th from 6pm-7pm EST! Register here: bit.ly/SFUSWebinar
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University Branches

University of Toronto Branch

Western University Branch

University of Calgary Branch

McGill University Branch

Dalhousie University Branch

University of Manitoba Branch

University of Saskatchewan Branch

University of Waterloo Branch

University of Victoria Branch

University of Alberta Branch

University of British Columbia Branch

Queen's University Branch

McMaster University Branch

University of Guelph Branch

University of New Brunswick Branch

York University Branch

University of Toronto Mississauga Branch

Ryerson University Branch

Memorial University of Newfoundland Branch

St. Francis Xavier University Branch

Concordia University Branch

Simon Fraser University Branch

High School Chapters

Holy Trinity Academy

Crescent School

Webber Academy

Stratford Hall IB World School Vancouver BC

Henry Wise Wood High School | Calgary Board of Education

Sir Winston Churchill High School | Calgary Board of Education

Turner Fenton Secondary School

Abbey Park High School

William Aberhart High School | Calgary Board of Education

Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate Institute

Lillian Osborne High School

Western Canada High School | Calgary Board of Education

Erindale Secondary School

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