Current Place of Residence: Halifax
University: Dalhousie University
Current/Recent Course: BSc with Combined Honours in Microbiology, Immunology and Creative Writing
Brittany is completing a BSc with Combined Honours in Microbiology, Immunology and Creative Writing at Dalhousie University. She has received numerous scholarships and awards, ranging from a research award from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council to literary awards for her short stories, and poetry. Brittany is interested in First Nations issues in northern Canada and issues related to indigenous people internationally. She recently worked as a facilitator of the Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Reading Camp program in Eabametoong First Nation. She serves on the executive of Dalhousie’s chapter of the Global Brigades Society, contributing to public health projects in Panama and Honduras. She is an avid alpine skier, having competed at the provincial level in Quebec. Longer-term, Brittany envisages a career in research focused on disease in indigenous communities.