- McMaster University
Raised in Vancouver, Mike Gill is a McMaster class of 2016 graduate with a major in Integrated Science and a concentration in Mathematics. Equal parts analytical and interpersonal, Mike has developed his quantitative skills through both formal research in mathematics and an internship with RBC. However, it was his experience leading Spark, a 500 person peer mentorship program, which crystallized Mike’s passion for working in small, ambitious teams. In many ways, this opportunity was the capstone to four years of building community at McMaster, where Mike’s highest priorities have been fostering mentorship and creating long lasting change. Mike has been fortunate enough to plan leadership conferences for at-risk youth, author policy for provincial lobbying organizations, and coordinate fundraising efforts that generated $30,000 over the course of a single summer. In his free time, Mike can be found in the gym or on the ski hill, reading non-fiction in coffee shops, and exploring new restaurants.