Valeria Akim

2013
Schulich Leader

Université de Montréal
Science
Program

High School: John Abbott College

Nominated by Annie Proulx

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC

What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?

Science 

What is your favourite inspirational quote? 

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" - Audrey Hepburn

What is a little known fact about you?

When I was born, the doctors announced to my parents that I would never walk. Instead, I've grown up to play badminton at a competitive level, coach the sport, dance in several shows and am hoping to run a sprint triathlon next year!

Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader

From sports to education, health to municipal politics, I have a variety of interests and projects in which I always make sure I give my 110%.