OPTERUS REBEL WITH A CAUSE AWARDS
Opterus Helen RoseSTEM Scholarship $10,000
The Helen Rose STEM Award is available to women between the ages of 18-26 and plan on pursuing an education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at an accredited Canadian university or college. The student we are looking to fund is pursuing a field of study that will help them in the future to create or contribute to a new mindset for a better world.
Allysia Chin – 2023 winner of the Helen Rose STEM
This year, the Helen Rose STEM Scholarship was awarded to Allysia Chin, a second-year MD-PhD student at the University of Toronto. Outside of her passion for organic chemistry, Chin champions equity, outreach initiatives, mentorship, curly hair routines, ear piercings, chicken nuggets and breaking glass ceilings. The scholarship is a “resolute investment in my dream to radically transform the world through medicine and science,” said Chin.
Opterus Valerie Ann Arts Award - $10,000
The Valerie Ann Arts Award, is available to women between the ages of 18-26 and pursuing an education in the Arts at an accredited Canadian university or college. The student we are looking to fund is pursuing a field of study that will help them in the future to create or contribute to a new mindset for a better world.
Qwison Yoon-Potkins – winner Valerie Ann Arts
This year, the Valerie Ann Arts Award was awarded to Qwison Yoon-Potkins, a graduate student at the University of British Columbia. Yoon-Potkins is committed to continuing her work in the field of sexual health education. She hopes to find creative ways to disseminate the findings from her thesis, how reimagining sexual health education has a potential to shift dominant narratives, to a broader audience. The scholarship “will be immensely helpful in achieving the goals I’ve been working toward for the past two years,” said Yoon-Potkins.
SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION BOARD
SARA G. PARCHELLO
PARTNER, BENNETT JONES LLP
Senior diRECTOR OF client success
Manager, Access to Information & Privacy/Festival Co-Ordinator
President & CEO Opterus Inc.
KrIstina Garrels, MD
Fellow, Clinical Informatics