Tina Madani Kia - 2nd Year Science
Tina is a 2nd year Science student working in partnership with the Youth Mental Health Association (YMHA). Through a series of workshops, they are introducing mental health wellbeing to elementary schools across East Vancouver. By exposing young students to the basic concept of mental health and wellness, Project Integrate aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and increase the awareness of services available to youth who may be encountering mental health issues.
Zeba Khan - 2nd Year Science
Zeba is a 2nd year Science student working in partnership with the Vancouver Brain Injury Association (VBIA) in creating a series of educational workshops for youth, teachers, and parents to raise awareness of brain injuries. Utilizing both existing and new programming, Zeba aims to bring VBIA’s knowledge of brain injuries into the classroom in fun and innovative ways. While also creating spaces for parents and teachers to come learn more about the misconceptions of brain injuries and the resources available to those impacted by it.
Vivian Tsang - 1st Year Medicine
Vivian is in 1st year Medicine, working with the Portland House Society (PHS) to lower the barriers between housing and those who need it. By creating a series of documented interviews Vivian and PHS want to paint a better picture of the individuals who access their services. PHS aims to use these interviews to not only inform their own services, but to give the shelter clients an opportunity to share their own experiences in highlighting the barriers that they face when accessing shelters and other services.