Mentor Stories

From helicopter rides to offshore oil platforms in the North Sea, to extreme encounters in the Arctic tundra, our mentors have had many experiences and adventures working in science and engineering. Read these inspiring stories to discover what exciting experiences are waiting for you in technology, engineering, science and math.

Natalie Panek
Let’s face it – space exploration is pretty cool. So cool, that it motivated Natalie Panek to...
Amarjot Padda
Amarjot Padda used to think second-year university students couldn’t contribute to experimental...
Christy Skelton
Christy Skelton has always been passionate about the environment. “I’ve always had a lot of ideas...
Kate Cairns
Like most 19 year-olds, Kate was excited and anxious to begin a “real-world” summer job after her...
Christy Goldhawk
Respect all animals, and try to do something every day that makes someone else’s day better. Words...
Alexandra Taylor
Imagine living in a three-season tent, in the Arctic Tundra, for an entire summer. During the long...
Natasha Vallee
Chemical engineer Natasha Vallee clearly remembers her first visit to an off-shore oil platform. “...
Lesley Ewoniak
Lesley Ewoniak always wanted to work in the field. She took geomatics engineering with this goal in...
Tanya Samman
Picture the Alberta Badlands – weather-worn rocky outcroppings sculpt a rolling landscape painted...