Oliver is an undergraduate student currently studying biology. As a trans man and disabled person, he strives to improve inclusivity and accessibility for marginalized groups wherever possible. He was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. and lives with his long term partner by Pacific Spirit Park.
Vivian is a medical student at the University of British Columbia recognized as a National Schulich Scholar, UBC Major Entrance Scholarship winner, TEDx speaker, and Canadian WE Day ambassador for the Canada150 Celebrations. Locally, she heads her own non-profit organization, The HOPE Initiative Foundation which works with marginalized communities in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. She also spent a summer in South Africa and Zimbabwe implementing the WHO HealthWISE toolkit to prevent infectious disease transmission for workers in low-resource settings and worked at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva in the Special Programme for Tropical Diseases Research. Vivian is also heavily involved in paediatric patient advocacy through her positions as Lead of the National KidsCan Program, a youth research advisory group involving 17 paediatric centres across Canada.
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