2023 Women In Energy Scholarship Awarded

Strike’s scholarship program is part of our commitment to helping break through barriers and create a positive impact on the community at large. We believe that everyone has a right to education, and we are committed to providing people in historically underrepresented groups with financial aid.

Annually we are offering a $2,000 scholarship for a female student who is pursuing education to work in the skilled trades or the energy sector. The 2023 Women in Energy Scholarship was awarded to Jasmine Gill.

Jasmine is originally from Calgary but is currently in her third year of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. As a first-generation Canadian, her parents have instilled in her the value of education as a pathway to a better life. Her academic and career goals revolve around positively contributing to sustainability initiatives and the energy industry.

Our team was especially impressed with Jasmine’s community involvement and passion for engineering:

  • When she lived in Calgary, she was an active volunteer at the Peter Lougheed Hospital and practiced small acts of kindness by helping to teach the nurses phrases in Punjabi, Hindi, and Spanish.
  • She helped found a local ‘Jack Chapter’, which is an initiative aimed at teaching students how to identify and seek support for mental health struggles. She led a 50-person team of students for this cause and organized events, such as yoga, to help students de-stress before exams.
  • During COVID-19 she connected with the Electronic Recycling Association to organize Canada-wide electronic waste collections where she hosted extensive drives across various cities and companies. This initiative was aimed at supporting those most affected by the pandemic by providing them with access to essential technology.
  • She is actively involved in transformative projects, such as guiding the Engineers Without Borders Chapter’s eco-stove initiative in Guatemala. Their efforts have received national recognition.
  • A dedicated member of UBC’s Women in Engineering club, Jasmine actively contributes to fostering diversity and inclusion.
  • She provided outstanding references from her recent time as a co-op student at Stantec, along with commendations from an MP in Calgary who spoke glowingly about Jasmine’s numerous strengths and passions for community support.

In the future, she plans to leverage her education to advocate for equal opportunities, particularly for underrepresented groups. Her goal is to encourage and mentor individuals, especially women, in pursuing careers in areas like the trades and sustainable design.

Strike wishes Jasmine all the best with her educational journey and future endeavors!