Four U of T students awarded 2022 RBC Scholarships for Diversity and Innovation in Technology
Mouaid Alim, Sana Hashim, Yara Nassar and Muhammed Yakubu are the recipients of the inaugural RBC Scholarships for Diversity and Innovation in Technology.
The undergraduate students are all in their third year of studies at the University of Toronto – in the Faculty of Arts & Science, at U of T Mississauga and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
The scholarships, which recognize and support undergraduate students who are from equity-deserving groups and interested in emerging technologies, were announced at the Tech for a Greener Future - RBC Innovation Challenge.
“As part of our efforts to accelerate a more inclusive future, we are proud to support the RBC Scholarships for Diversity and Innovation in Technology,” said Emily Mercier, chief operating officer of RBC technology and operations. “These winners are champions of positive change both in their classrooms and their communities, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish next.”
Recipients were selected based on academic and extra-curricular achievements that demonstrate innovation and an interest in technology. Each was awarded a scholarship valued at $15,000, renewable for a second year.
“It is a great honour to be selected as a recipient of the RBC Scholarship for Diversity and Innovation in Technology,” said Yakubu. “This award will inspire me – alongside fellow students and innovators – to keep finding solutions to problems around us, while connecting me to a network of like-minded individuals who will be pivotal in my journey toward my long-term goals.”