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Meet Samantha Moura Novais de Quadros

Samantha, a former ISP student from Brazil, who graduated from Brookswood Secondary in 2019, is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto with a full-ride scholarship!

Please read about what she has achieved below.

Samantha Moura Novais de Quadros

Brookswood Secondary School
Brazilian student studying in Canada

Faculty of Arts & Science, Victoria College, Humanities

“Hi! My name is Samantha Moura Novais de Quadros and I am from Salvador, Bahia—the first ever capital of Brazil. For the past two years, I’ve been living in Langley, a small city in the province of British Columbia. In Brazil, I was Class President for five years, being part of the team that revised the school’s statute, adapting the document for a new generation of students. In Canada, I’m a member of the Leadership Team, which allowed me to be involved and organize both school and community-wide events. I’m also very passionate about acting and writing. I’m part of the theatre club at my school and the director of my own play, which was selected as a YouthWright winner at the annual British Columbia Drama Festival. My enthusiasm and curiosity to gain more knowledge led to my participation in the Law, Politics and Economics summer program at Yale Young Global Scholars. That, combined with my multicultural experiences as an international student, fueled my interest to study international relations and has ignited my ambition to become a diplomat in the future. I am looking forward to being a part of the Humanities at the University of Toronto, as it will help me understand more thoroughly how history, law, social circumstances and political systems are rapidly molding society, and how poverty and inflation are a consequence of the international system’s failures. I’m ready to begin a new journey, becoming even closer to reaching my dream, while also witnessing history with my own eyes and partaking in the transformation and construction of a better and more ethical society. I feel honored to be a Lester B. Pearson Scholar and I will make a great effort to contribute as much as possible to this great academic institution.”


Photos and information retrieved from  University of Toronto.

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