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STEM Fellowship is a community of students, educators & industry that creates opportunities for peer learning and open science.

Our mission is to create equitable learning opportunities, connections, and experiences for students to develop modern skills for the digital age.

We provide high school and undergraduate students with their first opportunity of scholarly publication, while enabling them to develop scholarly writing skills.

We foster inclusion and diversity in STEM fields by creating mentorship and research opportunities for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

We foster future digital citizens through student-driven experiential learning programs in analytics, research, and scholarly communication.

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 22 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.

High School Chapters Program

As a STEM Fellowship Chapter, you will open your own Club and develop leadership skills under Undergraduate supervision of the STEM Fellowship national team. Your High School will have multiple opportunities for immersing in unique STEM-oriented Learning and Application skills centred on Data analytics, student webinars and Scientific research and many other domains.

Big Data Challenge

Students in 2020

Students since inception

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 had absolutely amazing 2 years working at SF as a Program Development Lead! I’ve never seen a student-run organisation with so many talented individuals before. SF is one of the best places in Canada for any aspiring STEM leader to meet with other enthusiastic folks and together change the lives of students in STEM for better!
Aleksei Shkurin

Program Development Lead

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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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

Branch Locations

  • University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC
  • Simon Fraser University – Burnaby, BC
  • University  of Calgary – Calgary AB
  • University of Alberta – Edmonton, AB
  • University of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon, SK
  • University of Manitoba – Winnipeg, MB
  • University of Guelph – Guelph, ON
  • McMaster University – Hamilton, ON
  • Queen’s University – Kingston, ON
  • Western University – London, ON
  • University of Waterloo – Waterloo, ON
  • Ryerson University – Toronto, ON
  • University of Toronto St. George Campus – Toronto, ON
  • University of Toronto Mississauga – Mississauga, ON
  • York University – Toronto, ON
  • Concordia University – Montreal, QC
  • McGill University – Montreal, QC
  • University of New Brunswick – Fredricton, NB
  • St. Francis Xavier University – Antigonish, NS
  • Dalhousie University – Halifax, NS
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland – St. John’s, NL


High School Chapters

Holy Trinity Academy

Crescent School

Webber Academy

Henry Wise Wood High School | Calgary Board of Education

Sir Winston Churchill High School | Calgary Board of Education

Abbey Park High School

Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate Institute

Upper Canada College

Westmount Charter School

Nelson Mandela High School

Sentinel Secondary School

Old Scona Academic

Torrey Pines High School

James Fowler High School

Bloor Collegiate Institute

Hillfield Strathallan College

Victoria Park Collegiate Institute

St. Joseph's Catholic High School

Earl Haig Secondary School

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

Cardinal Léger Secondary School

St. Robert

Glenforest Secondary School

Agincourt CI

The Woodlands Secondary

Westdale Secondary

Chapter Locations

  • Bloor Collegiate Institute – Toronto, Ontario
  • Hillfield Strathallan College – Hamilton, Ontario
  • Crescent School – Toronto, Ontario
  • Sir John A MacDonald CI – Toronto, Ontario
  • Victoria Park Collegiate Institute – Toronto, Ontario
  • Earl Haig Secondary School – Toronto, Ontario
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic High School – Barrie, Ontario
  • Abbey Park High School – Oakville, Ontario
  • Upper Canada College – Toronto, Ontario
  • Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute – Toronto, Ontario
  • Cardinal Léger Secondary School – Brampton, Ontario
  • St. Robert – Thornhill, Ontario
  • Glenforest Secondary School – Mississauga, Ontario
  • Agincourt CI – Toronto, Ontario
  • The Woodlands Secondary – Mississauga, Ontario
  • Westdale Secondary – Hamilton, Ontario
  • Westmount Charter School – Calgary, Alberta
  • Nelson Mandela High School – Calgary, Alberta
  • Sentinel Secondary School – West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Henry Wise Wood High School – Calgary, Alberta
  • Sir Winston Churchill High School – Calgary, Alberta
  • Holy Trinity Academy – Okotoks, Alberta 
  • Webber Academy – Calgary, Alberta
  • Old Scona Academic – Edmonton, Alberta
  • Torrey Pines High School – San Diego, California
  • James Fowler High School – Calgary, Alberta

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