Master of Ceremony
Megan George is a passionate and dedicated fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a Biomedical Science degree at York University. She is currently working alongside Dr. Ahmad Firas Khalid as a Research Assistant on the production of the first Global Health Simulation in Canada, aimed at enhancing student's ability to analyze complex global health challenges through experiential simulation-based learning.
Megan's commitment to achieving health equity among all people has driven her to further her education and terminate global health disparities in low-resource settings worldwide. As a global health enthusiast, she has gained a wide range of experience in various healthcare settings, including her role as a Patient Inquiry Specialist at Humber River Hospital, where she played an essential role in distributing COVID-19 vaccinations to staff at the first COVID Vaccine Clinic. She also provides social companionship and support to patients during mealtimes in both translational care and surgical rehabilitation settings.
Megan's passion for global health has led her to engage in research activities at York University's Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, where she assists in the development and execution of hands-on learning experiences in the field of global health, employing simulations such as the World Health Assembly Conference. She is also currently working on her undergraduate honours thesis in the Department of Biology, focusing on urban ecology and biodiversity conservation of wild bees across various land use types. Her research findings aim to promote sustainable bee conservation practices.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Megan volunteers as a Girl STEMpowered Mentor at York University, where she empowers young girls to pursue careers in STEM fields. Megan hopes to use this opportunity to promote gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM fields, while also inspiring and empowering the next generation of female scientists, physicians, engineers, and innovators. Her diverse experiences and skills have given her a unique perspective on healthcare and global health issues, and she is committed to making a positive impact in the field.