Steven B.

Chancellor’s Scholarship

Awards and Scholarships


Steven graduated from Henry Wood High School in Calgary, AB. While there, he helped grade ten students transition to high school, fostering a caring community and spreading school spirit. He also gave back to his local sports association by volunteering as an assistant soccer coach, encouraging active lifestyles and teamwork skills. Finally, he volunteered with his church by operating audio/visual equipment to support the transition to virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steven chose to study at UCalgary because of the open doors it provides to motivated students. He was drawn to the extensive technology available at the Maker Multiplex because it provides students with the opportunity to bring their ideas to life. He was also impressed by the variety of hands-on experiential clubs offered by the Schulich School of Engineering and he is enjoying working with the Project 90 team to design a greenhouse for a community in Bolivia. Additionally, he appreciates the support that UCalgary offers to bridge the gap between education and industry, through programs like career fairs, professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and the talented advisors at the Engineering Career Centre. For Steven, these things differentiate UCalgary from other universities and show how it is a hub for growth through innovation and experiential learning.

Steven chose to study mechanical engineering because he wanted to extend the positive impact he’s had on individuals by utilizing his problem-solving skills to tackle real-world challenges. Engineering allows him to better his communities.

In the future, Steven wants to supplement his BSc in mechanical engineering with an MBA. He anticipates applying his skills in engineering and leadership to spark innovation in the renewable and sustainable development sectors to benefit consumers and the environment.

For Steven, the Prestige Award has eliminated the need to balance coursework with a part-time job to fund his education, allowing him to be involved in Project 90, the Chancellor’s Ambassadors Club, and the Engineering Leadership Program.

Steven wants to learn more about the renewable energy sector. Whether this takes the form of research or industry work, he is looking forward to using the technical and professional skills he learns in his studies.