We want to extend a huge congratulations to Colin Fearing, a VVS student, on his recent win of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship.
This scholarship is awarded to only 100 graduating high school students in Canada who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, creativity, and charisma, and who plan to study a STEM program at one of Schulich’s partner universities. Additionally, winners must possess an entrepreneurial mindset and intend to pursue a career in technology, engineering, entrepreneurship and business enterprise, or applied scientific research.
Colin’s passion for STEM and adventure is evident through his impressive achievements. His dedication to innovation and problem-solving is showcased through his augmented reality app development and involvement in leadership projects within the field. Additionally, his willingness to take risks and embrace new challenges is demonstrated through his participation in thrilling activities such as paragliding, unicycling, and mountain biking.
As Colin prepares to attend the University of Alberta for Computer Science, he has a clear vision for the future. He hopes to merge his interest in visual filmmaking with machine learning to make innovative contributions to the Alberta film industry.
Colin has noted that his time at VVS over the past three years has consistently pushed him outside of his comfort zone, which he considers his favorite place to be. His impressive academic accomplishments, combined with his active participation in various school and local contests and events, make him a highly deserving recipient of this esteemed award. We are incredibly proud of his success and wish him all the best as he embarks on his journey to the University of Alberta. Colin has expressed his appreciation to VVS for their unwavering support of his projects in machine learning, game design, visual communication, photogrammetry, and AI-augmented filmmaking and to his teachers for inspiring him to go above and beyond.
“I am incredibly grateful for the Schulich Foundation’s recognition of my work and for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity they have provided me.”