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WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions: Reflections from a Global Shaper

I represented the Global Shapers Vancouver Hub at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin.

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Thank you, MPs

Today, the British people lost a brave and honourable MP in a horrific shooting and stabbing homicide. The Member of Parliament for Batley & Spen Jo Cox died while serving the public in a weekly surgery for her constituents. I’m typing this while sitting in my hotel room in Leeds, UK. Lately I’ve been spending […]

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Changing the way we view health

Sharp, ragged breaths. One, two, three. A thousand thoughts pummelling without pause. The tiniest sliver of moonlight creeping through the dark. Hands cold, heart thumping, head pounding, body trembling. Then me, in fetal position, struggling to properly breathe. I broke. I’d considered myself mentally strong, but it was the most mentally unstable I’d ever felt […]

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Learning to choose yourself

There are a lot of things I’m thankful for this year. This weekend, I spent Thanksgiving with my family for the first time since 2011. It was comforting to be surrounded by my loved ones who’d nurtured and watched me grow, and it was especially lovely to have my grandmother add her warmth to the […]

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Making education better in BC

“Be it resolved that BCSTA request the provincial government to amend the School Act to enable Boards of Education to include student trustees.” What an incredible day. Spread out across Canada yet simultaneously glued to our screens, Team SVI was frantic. While scrolling through our Twitter feeds as if our lives depended on it, we couldn’t believe […]

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