Alexander Deans

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

I am a Grade 11 IB student at Académie Ste. Cécile International School in Windsor, ON, with a passion for tackling real – world problems through STEM, especially when helping others in the community. I recently created and developed a novel navigation aid for the visually impaired, after experiencing firsthand the difficulties that that this group encounters in daily life, and represented Canada at the Intel International Science Fair (IISEF) in L.A. I am an avid musician, playing piano and guitar, as well as a passionate alpine skier, representing Canada at the 2011 International Children’s Games in Kelowna, B.C. I am currently spearheading a youth volunteerism campaign, “Project IMPACT”, aiming to involve students in city – wide initiatives as Prime Minister of Student Council; working with city leaders to engage and empower youth in the community; and advocating for cancer awareness across southern Ontario.

Selected Achievements/Awards:

Profiled in Maclean's Magazine - "Canada's Future Leaders under 25: Ones to Watch"

Representing Canada on "Team Canada" at the Intel International Science and Engineeer Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles

Grand Platinum Award - Best Intermediate Project - at the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)

CWSF - Gold Medal, S.M. Blair Family Foundation Award, Innovation Challenge (sponsored by BlackBerrry)

Represented Canada at the 2011 International Children's Games in Kelowna, B.C. in alpine skiing

Harold Hewitt Scholarship Recipient - Awarded for ideas to improve communities

Volunteerism:

Youth Leader at the Canadian Cancer Society's Youth Troop

Serve on the Globe and Mail's Students Advisory Board

Director of Marketing and Communications at Science Expo (non-profit national organization reaching 60,000 youth)

Director of Media Outreach on the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee Windsor

Community Outreach Team Member at Samaritan's Purse

Prime Minister of Student Council at Académie Ste Cécile International School

Media Coverage:

CBC Radio, CBC News, CTV News, AM800, Windsor Star, Montreal Gazette

  • Education
    • Grade 11