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Our Story

STEM Fellowship is a registered Canadian charity that provides mentorship and experiential learning opportunities in STEM for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Founded in 2015 by Dr. Alexandre (Sacha) Noukhovitch—along with Mohammad Asadi-Lari, Nikki Sigurdson, and Rahul Arora—the idea behind STEM Fellowship was to develop a pan-Canadian community of volunteers that creates unique programs for youth to acquire skills necessary for success in the rapidly-evolving STEM fields. Since then, the charity has delivered programs to thousands of youth across Canada and beyond, with the support of a range of local and national partners.

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

We aspire to advance diversity and accessible education in STEM fields to help develop the next generation of researchers, medical professionals, industry leaders, and science communicators that will help us solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges, ranging from environmental sustainability to human health.

We work together to present a new philosophy for student-driven experiential learning in STEM and provide our fellows with tools that will help them in the current STEM research and education ecosystem. We are a virtual meeting place for advanced STEM learning. A place where students can collaborate to develop their ideas and discuss them with world-class experts. An opportunity for peer-review and scholarly publications of high school and university research.

Our People

Our Accomplishments

Certificate of Appreciation

The late Hon. Arnold Chan, Deputy House Speaker, attended our Big Data Day ceremony, the culminating event of our BDC, in 2016 and bestowed the BDC with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Government of Canada

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award of Excellence

Recipient of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award of Excellence

Sustainable Development Goals Award Winner

Recognised by the United Nations Association Canada- Toronto Region as their 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) award winner, given the contribution students made towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda via the 2018 BDC

Canada Summer Jobs Program Participant

Canada Summer Jobs has supported our organization since 2018, providing students with valuable job opportunities

Canadian Open Data Summit’s Rising Star Award

1 of 3 finalists for the 2017 Canadian Open Data Summit’s Open Data Rising Star Award

Government Support

The Lieutenant Governors of Ontario and Alberta, Governor General of Canada, and Prime Minister of Canada have supported our 2019 high school and undergraduate BDCs through in-person attendance, video messages, and letters of support

Patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Our BDC has been under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) since 2017, thereby receiving both in-kind and monetary support

Quality of Education Award

Our University of Calgary Branch was selected from over 300 clubs to receive the Quality of Education Award from the University Students’ Union

Finalist of Experiential Learning Project in Sustainability Award

Our High School Big Data Challenge has been selected as a finalist for the University of Calgary 2020 Experiential Learning Project in Sustainability Award

Annual Report and Financial Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Partners & Sponsors