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Summer Research

Rolling Applications until May 1st

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With the federal government announcing its plan to move toward electric vehicles last month, OTLF chose this year's theme to be: Electric Vehicle in Canada. Starting this year, OTLF aims to create a research team within YEF compromised of university undergraduate students to research and develop plans to help drive development in Canada. The team would work together in the next few months to research through an interdisciplinary approach of a wide variety of studies, such as Economics, Political Science, Engineering, and Environmental Studies. Throughout the process, the team would also receive professional advice and have the opportunity to attend workshops led by the OTLF mentors and partners, such as former Cabinet Minister Dr. Moridi and former Canadian Ambassador Hon. Dr. John McCallum. The end product will be a journal filled with articles, providing suggestions on the next steps different actors and entities should take to help Canada achieve their goal.

YEF Advisors and Mentors


OTLF Chair 

Dr. Reza Moridi 

Former Cabinet Minister in Ontario; Minister of Research, Innovation and Science; Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities


OTLF Mentor

Dr. Milica Radisic 

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada-Academy of Science, Canada Research Chair in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering; Professor at the University of Toronto

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OTLF Mentor

Mr. Kenny Lam

Chair of the Board at the Wharton Business School Asia-Pacific; CEO of Two Sigma Asia-Pacific


YEF Advisor 

Ms. Yady Ballesteros 

Former Director of Strategy Execution of Scotiabank; seasoned Financial Services executive with 20+ years. 


OTLF Mentor 

Hon. Dr. John McCallum

Canada’s former Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China; politician; diplomat; respected academic; banking executive


OTLF Mentor 

Dr. Bradly Wouters  

EVP of Science and Research at University Health Network (UHN); Director of Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Professor at the University of Toronto


YEF Advisor 

Hon. Brad Duguid 

Former Minister of Energy, Ontario; has 30+ years of experience in public service. 


YEF Advisor 

Dr. Gal Raz 

Ivey's former Associate Dean of Research; Stanford PhD in supply chain management. 


YEF Advisor 

Mr. Chuan Thor

Founder of AlphaX Partners; has more than 25 years in the global venture capital industry. 

Contact Us 

Instagram: @otlf_yef

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