Where Are They Now? Past Recipients of the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award
Brian Chang (HBA 2009 INNIS)
Currently finishing his Master of Environmental Studies, studying Canadian Environmental Federalism, at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Brian sits on the Boards of Directors for two organizations: The Canadian Environmental Law Association (a legal aid clinic specializing in environmental law for low-income Ontarians) and as Treasurer of the Asian Community AIDS Service (an ethno-specific HIV/AIDS, STI/STD support, education, and prevention organization targeting east and south-east Asian peoples). He has served a term as Chair of the Graduate Environmental Studies Student Association and was at the University of Edinburgh for a summer school program on federalism, regionalism, and public policy in August 2010. Finally, Brian continues to sing with and support the Innis College Choir, which he helped found in 2006.
After graduating from Innis College with a double major in Urban Studies and Environmental Studies, Ian worked for 4 years with FoodShare, a Toronto-based non-profit organization. Ian worked as a community food animator, building community capacity in low-income neighbourhoods to run community kitchens, markets, and gardens. His main focus was on supporting urban farms, helping start a one-acre teaching farm at a high school in Scarborough, Bendale BTI, and a non-profit farm called FoodCycles. Ian recently began working with his partner Lindsey as a co-coordinator of a community development and global education organization called Casa Canadiense in Managua, Nicaragua. Casa Canadiense supports Nicaraguan farmer co-operatives, indigenous groups, women’s organizations, and arts groups with community initiatives. Casa also builds solidarity between Canada and Nicaragua by acting as a space for Canadians to come and learn about issues affecting the lives of people living in Central America.
Zohra Moosa (HBA 2000 INNIS)
Zohra is based in London, England working as a women’s rights advisor at ActionAid, a global anti-poverty charity. She leads the organization’s policy, research and advocacy work. Zohra sits on the boards of a number of British-based non-governmental organizations including Sophia Forum, the UK chapter of the UNAIDS Global Coalition on Women and AIDS. She also blogs regularly at The F-Word, the UK’s leading feminist blog:www.thefword.org.uk/blog.
Danielle Weddepohl, nee Romanick (HBA 2004 INNIS)
After graduating from Innis College in 2004, Danielle completed her Masters of Military and Strategic Studies (MSS) at the University of Calgary. Danielle now works as an analyst at the Department of National Defence in Ottawa.