STEMpowerment Courses

STEMpowerment Courses offer high school students the opportunity to dive deeper into topics not explicitly taught in Canadian secondary school education. Participants learn directly from subject matter experts at renowned universities and institutions across the country. The program ultimately aims to allow secondary school students to explore a variety of disciplines and academic pathways within STEM prior to enrollment in university.

Our courses:

  • offers a free and accessible opportunity to learn within a safe and interactive environment
  • are taught by experienced instructors in their field
  • range from a multitude of different STEM disciplines including but not limited to neuroscience and coding

At STEM Fellowship we believe in empowering students with experiential learning opportunities to even the inequitable playing field that exists within industry and academia. As with all of our STEMpowerment programs, priority will be given to traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM, including students who identify as indigenous, economically disadvantaged, racial minorities, rural residents, refugees, new immigrants and first-generation university students but everyone is encouraged to apply.

STEMpowerment Courses


Course Dates and Deadlines

Applications Open: December 19, 2022
Applications Close: January 16, 2023
Decisions Sent: Early February 2023
Course Start Date: March 2023

Applications for GlucoGeeks have closed at this time.


Hailey Proud
Biochemistry PhD Candidate (Lab of Dr. William Muller – Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute, McGill University)

Hailey Proud graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2020, with a bachelor’s in Medical Sciences with an Honours specialization in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology. Her undergraduate research focused on the role of inflammatory mediators in ovarian cancer, with her thesis work culminating in a Clarkson Gold Medal distinction from the Global Undergraduate Awards as the top research paper in the medical sciences category from over 2000 submissions worldwide. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Biochemistry at McGill University, studying breast cancer using novel transgenic mouse models. She has presented her work at several scientific conferences both within Canada and abroad in Ireland and Italy. She is passionate about teaching and is excited to be partnering with the STEM Fellowship to help cultivate the next generation of scientific leaders.

Past Courses

Coding Bootcamp for Girls

(December 2021)

PyGirls: A Coding Course

(May-June 2022)

Fundamentals of Neuroscience: A Summer Neuroscience Course

(July-August 2022)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Yasmin Alhamdah (Courses Team Lead) at

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