Raiyan K.

Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Entrance Award

Awards and Scholarships


Raiyan graduated from Sunnydale School in Dhaka, Bangladesh. During his time there, he played on the Sunnydale Jaguars Cricket team for over five years, winning many tournaments with the team. Raiyan also obtained 7 A stars in his CAIE Ordinary Level Examination and 4 A stars in his CAIE Advanced Level Examination. He also volunteered with organizations such as the Society for the Welfare and Rehabilitation of Autistic Children (SWAC) and Uttarayan Jankallan Mohila Samity (UJMS) among others.

Raiyan chose to study at UCalgary because of its reputation as a leading research institution in Canada, with a wide range of research areas. He feels that UCalgary’s strong focus on technology and research, combined with the dedication of its instructors, made it a perfect choice for his undergraduate studies. Additionally, he appreciates that Calgary offers many opportunities for an adventurous lifestyle, something that Raiyan has always looked forward to.

Raiyan is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science – Engineering program at the Schulich School of Engineering. He chose this program because he has always dreamed of creating a just and inclusive world powered by clean and sustainable energy.

Raiyan wants to eventually work in the energy sector to create more efficient, cost-effective, compact renewable, and sustainable energy-producing technologies to create a world that will be fully powered by sustainable energy.

For Raiyan, the award brings more responsibilities that will help him improve his leadership skill and to reach the excellence he strives for. It will also provide him with additional resources and support that will help him excel academically.

His specific research interests lie in the field of sustainable energy production and electrical engineering. Specifically, Raiyan is interested in the efficient handling of tidal power and the opportunities it holds as a renewable energy source. Overall, he is excited to delve deeper into the world of sustainable energy production and is eager to contribute to the ongoing efforts to develop new and innovative ways to harness the power of tides. He believes that tidal power has the potential to play a significant role in meeting our energy needs in the future.

Raiyan’s motto is “Success comes from going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” He loves to work and wants to encourage everyone to never give up even when chances of success seem slim.