Thanushi Eagalle – Masters Museum Education
Thanushi Eagalle is a UBC student completing his masters in Museum Education. Thanushi has partnered with a The Edible Garden Project, the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project and a number of schools around the lower mainland to bring the Science to Art (START) Pop-up Museum for Science Education project to life. START is a traveling museum project that allows elementary and secondary school students to design and create exhibits through intergenerational collaboration with volunteers (Art Mentors), and teachers. The project aims to bring science and art together by creating exhibits that highlight local environmental issues and creates opportunities for students to express their scientific knowledge through artistic expression.
Iain Marjoribanks – Fifth Year Arts Student
Iain Marjoribanks is a 5th year Arts student at UBC. Iain has partnered with the Musqueam Indian Band and the AMS Bike Co-op to significantly expand the Musqueam Bike Cooperative (MBC) during the summer of 2017. These expanded services will create opportunities for community members to access traditional territory, promote health, and support economic self-determination. They will also create new opportunities for UBC students to gain cultural competency skills, and to learn by working with community members. This project aims to help in the continued success of the MBC and work towards establishing themselves as an organization fully owned by the community.
Jasper Johar – Second Year Medical Student
Jasper Johar is a second year Medical student who is a part of the Refugee Health Initiative (RHI). Jasper, along with four other Med. Students involved in RHI, have create a research project to discover “What the resiliency factors and strengths are among a diverse group of newly-settled refugees in Metro Vancouver when working towards their goals of resettlement, and how do they compare to the resiliency factors and strengths utilized by refugees who have been settled in Canada for 5 or more years?”. For this project Jasper has partnered with the Immigration Service Society of BC (ISS of BC) and will be conducting interviews with settlement agencies, physicians, school boards, and most importantly refugees to gather their stories and experiences.
Stephanie Lim - Masters of Education
Stephanie Lim is completing her graduate degree in Education and has partnered with the BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN, est. 1999). The BCFSN has convened an Annual Gathering (BCFSNG) for nearly two decades. These Gatherings bring together partners from across BC to share knowledge and build relationships needed to collectively advance food justice and progressive food policy in a time of climate uncertainty and growing food insecurity. The 2017 Gathering will take place July 14-16 at UBC Farm in partnership with UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
The project will support the formation of a youth advisory committee (May-July) to work with BCFSN staff to create youth-centered space at the 2017 Gathering for collective visioning and work around issues such as zero hunger, food and culture, and sustainability. This supports and connects emerging and future leaders of BC’s food movement who are critical to sustaining and carrying on the work of food systems transformation.