2020 Award Recipients

This award was established in 2008 to recognize exceptional students who have a record of academic achievement, consistently demonstrate leadership, and make significant contributions to our community. 


Hannah Rahim, President's Award 2020

Hannah Rahim: Bachelor of Health Sciences, Honours (First Class)


Hannah Rahim joined UCalgary as a winner of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. She is the managing director of STEM Fellowship — a Canadian registered charity that creates mentorship and experiential learning programs to help youth succeed in STEM. Rahim founded a branch of STEM Fellowship at UCalgary and was president for more than two years, creating a research internship program for high school students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

Through the MS Society’s legal advocacy program, Rahim guides MS patients through the Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit written application. She also served as co-director of academics and training for the UCalgary Sustainable Development Goals Alliance, where she organized sustainability workshops and training programs.

Rahim has conducted health research in a variety of fields, including transplant immunology, neuroimaging and public health. She recently led two research studies, exploring birth tourism to Canada and physicians’ perceptions of medical cannabis. Her research has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Transplant Research and Risk Management and Science Advances.

She is currently an intern with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and will be beginning employment with Boston Consulting Group this fall.

Past award recipients

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