1125@Carleton Releases Documentary Highlighting Success of First Born Social Fellowship Cohort

Four Carleton students have produced and directed a short documentary highlighting the success of the first cohort of the Born Social Fellowship program.

1125@Carleton partnered with RECODE, Impact Hub Ottawa and the Carleton University Student Association (CUSA) to offer the Born Social Fellowship which teaches leadership skills and 21st century tools to youth with the goal of creating a more just and sustainable world.

Some of the students featured in the documentary include:

Alicia Massie, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies:

Massie is changing the dialogue around environmental issues through her research on engaging citizens. She is now also pursuing a PhD.

Rory Jipp, International Affairs and Babur Jahid, Biology: Health Sciences:

Jipp and Jahid are launching You See Clear, an organization providing vision care in Afghanistan. As a result of the fellowship, Jahid has also been selected by the British Council as one of 10 Canadians to participate in Students for Social Impact.

Carolyn Schissler, Environmental Studies:

Schissler combines journaling with environmental consciousness and is developing a journaling product that will educate users about the impact of everyday activities on the environment.

Khadija Ahmed, Women and Gender Studies and Law:

After Ahmed’s alternative spring break experience, she decided to develop her own spin on the volunteer trip to increase international collaboration and exchange.

Sukeyeena Omran, Law and Legal Studies:

Omran is working with Carleton to reform the university’s equity employment forms and seeking to support others to do the same.

Katelyn Bauer, Public Affairs and Policy Management:

Bauer developed an after school program for high school students that teaches leadership, professionalism and global awareness.

Monique St. Pierre, Architecture and Deanna Devereaux, Human Rights and Political Science:

St. Pierre and Devereaux developed a campus ‘Drop and Go’ program to collect and repurpose goods as students moved out of residence. The have collected 70 bags and 30 boxes of used goods so far for 13 local not-for-profit groups.

Quayce Thomas, Architecture:

Thomas is developing a social enterprise, Timsle, an accountability network and app to enable individuals to track their goals using a unique buddy system. Timsle has been accepted as part of Startup Garage.

Yinyan Zhang, Sustainable Energy and Policy:

Zhang is co-ordinating a campus Coffee Cup Challenge in September to raise awareness about on-campus waste. She is currently working with 1125@Carleton through CoLab10X and with campus stakeholders to create change.

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