2013 Media and Publicity

Press Release

Communiqué de presse


The following is a summary of the press and media releases of the 2013 cohort of 3M National Student Fellows:


Anita Acai and Naythrah Thevathasan
University of Guelph


Anita Acai, a fourth year student (of 5 year program) in Biochemistry, and Naythrah Thevathasan, a third year Bio-Medical Sciences student, are both undergraduate students at the University of Guelph, located in Southern Ontario. Since becoming 3M National Student Fellows, they have been recognized by the University community and beyond.


 Naythrah was named Top 40 under 40 recipient in Guelph and they included a mention about the 3M NSF. She was featured on the ‘Supported Learning Groups’ Facebook and website pages in an article entitled: SLG Leader Wins 3M National Student Fellowship 



Ameena Bajer-Koulack
University of Manitoba

Ameena is a third year undergraduate student, majoring in Environmental Science at the University of Manitoba. In addition to receiving the 3M National Student Fellowship, Ameena has organized a youth forum on Artic climate change.



Vic Cowan
University of Saskatchewan

Vic is a third year student at the University of Saskatchewan who is majoring in English. Vic’s extensive commitment to volunteering with the University’s Learning Communities, Community Service-Learning programs, and the Otesha Project, has led to being named the provinces first 3M National Student Fellow.



Emerson Csorba
University of Alberta 

Emerson Csorba is a third year Political Science major at the University of Alberta.  In addition to being named a 3M National Student Fellow, Emerson has published an article on the ambition of Graduate Students: Do today’s Gen Y students have too much ambition?



Stephanie Doherty
University of Northern British Columbia

Stephanie is completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Northern British Columbia in Environmental Engineering.



Rosa Lee and Brianna Smrke
McMaster University 

Rosa is a fourth year student (of a 5 year program) in Arts and Sciences at McMaster University. She is specializing in psychology, neuroscience, and behaviour. Rosa and Brianna, a third year Arts and Science major at McMaster University, were featured in the McMaster Daily News: Two Undergrads named 3M National Student Fellows 



Guarav Sharma
McGill University

Gaurav is completing is Bachelors of Science at McGill University, majoring in neuroscience and minoring in Interdisciplinary Life Sciences. He is involved in peer counselling, mental health policy, and run s his own not-for-profit organization.



Tristan Smyth
Mount Royal University 

 Tristan is a third year English student at Mount Royal University. After the 2013 press release, FACE TIME: Your Mount Royal News published an article featuring Tristan entitled English Student is a Fine Fellow.