Lakehead engineering students will participate in the Canada-Africa Innovation Fellowship.
Two engineering students from Lakehead will participate in the Canada-Africa Innovation Fellowship established by Engineers Without Borders.
Out of more than 100 applications, Lakehead engineering students Annang Ibrahim and Wade Treslove were awarded this prestigious scholarship after a rigorous selection process.
Ibrahim is a third-year mechanical engineering student at Lakehead Thunder Bay and Treslove is about to complete an electrical engineering degree at Lakehead-Georgian in Barrie.
The Canada-Africa Innovation Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for young leaders based in Canada and Africa to work together and develop innovative solutions to complex global challenges.
“Finding out that I was selected for this scholarship was very exciting,” Ibrahim said.
“Being chosen to participate in this scholarship only reassures the faith I have that I am taking the right steps in my career and for the betterment of my community.”
Treslove is honored to have been selected for this scholarship.
“Applying engineering to impact the world has always been the main focus of my pursuit of education,” Treslove said.
“I look forward to representing Lakehead and helping to make a difference where it counts.”
This year, the Canada-Africa Innovation Fellowship will focus on building the entrepreneurial, innovation and leadership skills of Canadian, Ugandan and Ghanaian undergraduates and recent graduates. It will provide them with a platform to ask tough questions and develop green, renewable solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change on underserved communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Canada and beyond.
“We are very proud to see our students recognized for their talent and commitment to making positive changes in our world,” said Dr. Janusz Kozinski, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
“Annang and Wade will be great ambassadors for Lakehead Engineering and we all look forward to hearing about their accomplishments.”