Youth Culture Ambassador
Namirah Quadir is a student advocate and non-profit leader approaching her final year of secondary school. As the former vice president of one of the largest youth-run organizations in the Greater Toronto Area, Namirah worked to connect local high school students with opportunities to explore and prepare for future careers in medicine. Since March of 2020, she has served as a capacity-building lead of a national COVID-19 response group to coordinate the manufacturing and distribution of more than 30 000 pieces of personal protective equipment to vulnerable communities across Canada, and was recently promoted to President. Namirah also belongs to a FIRST robotics team in Kingston and is a member of the FIRST Robotics Canada Youth Council. As an incoming student trustee for her school board, she hopes to focus on equity and mental health awareness in her efforts this year to make her community more inclusive and welcoming for all students and staff. Outside of her academic and professional engagements, Namirah finds delight in learning languages, breeding fish, and brewing bubble tea.