While we have yet to celebrate this year's winners of the Equity & Community Building Awards, we offer wholehearted congratulations to the following winners in two categories: Team and Student.

Check out their interview with the McGill Reporter!

The winner of the team category was the Graduate Engineering Equity Committee (GEEC).

The Graduate Engineering Equity Committee (GEEC) is a team of graduate students and postdocs within all departments and schools of the Faculty of Engineering. They work to promote social education and awareness through a number of activities such as workshops, discussion groups, de-stress events and networking opportunities.

They work in collaboration with other units at McGill working to promote wellness and equity, including Peer Support Centre, PGSS Equity and Diversity Committee, Local Wellness Advisors, and the McGill Art Hive Initiative.

Learn more about them here!

Classroom with goups of students sitting at four tables

The Equity Award in the student category was awarded to Elena Lin.

Elena Lin

Elena Lin is a Master's student in Neuroscience. She also holds a degree in Microbiology & Immunology with a Minor in Art History from McGill. 

During her time on campus, Lin has championed equity, diversity, and inclusion through extra-curricular activities. 

She is co-director of the McGill Student Chapter of Scientista, an organization that promotes women and underrepresented groups in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine). She also co-founded the SciComm Collective with Danielle Nadin (a MSc student in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience), which combines EDI advocacy with science communication and the arts.



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For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit our Land Acknowledgement webpage.

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