Monday, May 1, 2017

CFN Podcast Centre - Science & Culture with Sarthak Sinha

Sarthak Sinha is currently a student at the University of Toronto, but has been doing graduate-level research at the University of Calgary since middle school. Sarthak came to Canada with his parents when he was in the 6th grade and it was his parents aspiration to provide him and his brother with an opportunity to pursue an education they never had growing up in India.

After taking some time to adjust to life in Canada, Sinha has excelled. He represented Team Canada in 2012 and 2013 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. In each year his projects won third place in the categories of medicine and health sciences with competitors from nearly 70 countries. He has also been an author on nine international conference abstracts published in the field of neuroscience and peripheral nerves.  He has been recognized as a “Top 20 Under 20” in Canada by Youth in Motion, “Under 25: Ones to Watch” by Maclean’s magazine, “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue magazine and “Famous 5” by Enbridge Foundation.  Sarthak, who is also an ambassador for MS Society of Canada, additionally delivered two TEDxTalks. The most notable one being on “The Future of Education” at TEDxEdmonton.

Sarthak recently visited us at the Podcast Centre where we had the chance to talk about his journey since arriving in Canada nearly 10 years ago. Click below to tune in and hear his thoughts.

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