Sidney Leggett

2022 McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, MSc, Epidemiology

University of Winnipeg (BSc’22)

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sidney completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science at the University of Winnipeg. She built the website of .cAISES, a campus group for Indigenous students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and previously served as the group’s treasurer. She also worked to revitalize the data collection process for a youth-focused, Indigenous-led non-profit organization and built a story-catching website in collaboration with Indigenous community members from three cities. Sidney worked four part-time jobs during the year and spent two summers working as a junior epidemiologist and research intern. She began a Master of Science in Epidemiology, which will help lay the foundation for a career in Indigenous research.