Name: Ivneet Bains
Presented By: Nav Chima, Simon Fraser University
Ivneet Bains has worked tirelessly to create a sense of community and inspire action among the members of his youthful generation. Having come to Canada with his parents in 2007, Bains began his Grade 11 experience at École Panaroma Ridge Secondary. Bains received top honours in several of his courses as well as Grade 11 Actor of the Year Award and Grade 11 Service Award. In addition to the various awards bestowed upon Bains, he finished high school with several incredibly impressive grades – 100% in Math 12, Physics 12, Chemistry 12, Biology 12 and Calculus 12. At his high school graduation, he was awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships.
Bains’ endeavour called Math4Me, a social entrepreneurship organization he founded in 2010 that provides the best quality tutoring and mentorship to elementary and high school students. Bains was honoured and humbled to win the Young Wonder Award but was also inspired by the Awards to do more. “It has made me feel more responsible...My goal is now to light more candles through Math4Me and help students make something constructive from their lives.” Math4Me has already grown immessely in a short period of time and Bains’ advice to “just dream big” is a pre-cursor that the program will only continue to grow.