Behind the Scenes – Stephanie Chan

The Basics:
Full name: Stephanie Epei Chan (陈衣贝)
Age: 19
School: Queen’s University
University Program: Life Sciences

The Usual:

Hidden talents: If I wake up late, I can get up, get dressed and be out of my door in 5 minutes flat. Also have my ARCT in piano (minus the theory part), so I guess  I’m…artsy?…oh, and I really like photography!

Favourite past time: baking cookies or cooking interesting recipes I find online (more…)

Behind the Scenes – Hilary Pang

The basics
Full name:  Hilary Yan Ming Pang
Age: 17
School: Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
Area of Interest: Medicine

The Usual
Hidden talents: Curling, piano, violin, trumpet, I do research at lab at UofT

Favourite past time: Volunteering at hospitals! That and going to concerts – last one I went to was Patrick Watson’s.

Who were you named after: My parents really wanted me to be super happy – my Chinese name and Hilary both mean happiness. (more…)

Behind the Scenes – Tony Ren

Over the next few weeks, we are excited to present a series called “Behind the Scenes – The Real Team.” The purpose of this blog series is to let you have a sneak peak into the lives of the Science Expo executive members, and we hope you enjoy their responses as much as we did interviewing them. Next up is our money man: Tony Ren, Director of Sponsorship.

The Basics
Full name:  Tony Dongrui Ren
Age: 16
School:  Bayview Secondary School
Program: Business (marketing)

The Usual
Hidden talents: I can finish mindsweeper on expert level in seventy seconds, uh…..I can type 150 words per minute…oh and I can solve a Rubik’s cube in around 45 seconds
Favourite past time: I love reading, watching movies and eating! (more…)

Behind the Scenes – Sonia Huang

Over the next few weeks, we are excited to present a series called “Behind the Scenes – The Real Team.” The purpose of this blog series is to let you have a sneak peak into the lives of the Science Expo executive members, and we hope you enjoy their responses as much as we did interviewing them. Next we have our first Conference Team member, Sonia Huang, Director of Logistics.

The Basics:
Full name: Sonia Huang
Age: 17
School: Earl Haig Secondary School
Program of Interest: dentistry

The Usual
Hidden talents: I draw, and I can eat a lot.
Favourite past time: I go to the mall.
Where were you born: China
Who were you named after: I had to choose a name for English class back in the day when I was still in China…. my aunt’s co-worker was Sonia and it was recommended to me…I’ve just stuck with it ever since. (more…)

Behind the Scenes – Naima Raza

Over the next few weeks, we are excited to present a series called “Behind the Scenes – The Real Team.” The purpose of this blog series is to let you have a sneak peak into the lives of the Science Expo executive members, and we hope you enjoy their responses as much as we did interviewing them. Now we have our final Director of School Outreach, Naima Raza. 

The Basics:
Full name: Naima Raza
Age: 15
School: Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational
Field of Interest: Something related to biology research, although I’m also interested in International Relations

The Usual
Hidden talents: I have a green belt in karate. I can kick butt.
Favourite past time: I love baking, photography, watching movies and hanging out with friends.
Where were you born: Sarnia, otherwise known as Narnia
Biggest fear: Frogs
Most treasured possession: my plushie lobster from PEI, where I was attending the Canada Wide Science Fair (more…)

Behind the Scenes – Jessie MacAlpine

Over the next few weeks, we are excited to present a series called “Behind the Scenes – The Real Team.” The purpose of this blog series is to let you have a sneak peak into the lives of the Science Expo executive members, and we hope you enjoy their responses as much as we did interviewing them. Next we have our second Director of School Outreach, Jessie MacAlpine. 

The Basics:
Full name: Jessie Leanne Preston MacAlpine
Age: 17
School: Huron Park Secondary School
Field of Interest: Bio-Chemistry

The Usual
Hidden talents: I used to do extremely intense step dancing, until i got tendonitis
Favourite past time: if I actually had free time, I’d watch Dr. Who!
Biggest fear: Catching some deadly disease.
Most treasured possession: my first Canada-Wide Science Fair gold medal
Favourite celebrity: Rick Mercer or Harry Style
Biggest regret in life thus far: Having to quit dance thanks to tendonitis (more…)