Faith Aikhionbare

St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
Brampton, Canada

Faith Aikhionbare is a first-generation Black Canadian woman passionate about technology and cybersecurity. Faith's journey into STEM began at a young age, dismantling old computers and learning how to code in high school. She is motivated by the history of women in programming, particularly Ada Lovelace; Faith is driven to break gender barriers in the tech industry and inspire more women to join. 
Faith envisions a future where she excels in cybersecurity and becomes an entrepreneur, owning a business dedicated to protecting smaller companies and promoting diversity in the cybersecurity field. Faith currently attends Sheridan College, completing a Cybersecurity Degree Program, where she plans to gain hands-on experience, an internship, and complete a capstone project that will contribute to her knowledge. 
Faith continues to impact her community by volunteering with organizations like The Black Youth Farming Collective. She also led the Black Student Alliance club and contributed to student councils addressing anti-Black racism. Faith seeks to empower young minds and bridge educational gaps with innovative projects. Faith believes this scholarship opportunity will advance her education and help her mission to be the change she wishes to see in the world. 

Scholarships Awarded in 2023: NSHSS Research and Academic Paper Scholarship