2017 EPC Nominee: Kelcieya Ratnarajah

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Everyday Political Citizen Tuesday, October 31, 2017 View Count = 1063

2017 EPC Nominee: Kelcieya Ratnarajah

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Kelcieya Ratnarajah of Stouffville, ON, was nominated by Hamdi Jimale from UOIT 

Student leader, fierce feminist, and path-maker - these are some of the words that come to mind when I think about Kelcieya.

I have known Kelcieya for several years, and there wasn’t a time where she has not been creating change in the world around her. Her passion in advocating for human rights and championing for equity is rooted in her commitment to her work as an Equity and Wellness Ambassador at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology, where she develops and executes equity-based projects on campus, with the goal of helping foster an inclusive campus environment.

Kelcieya is also the President of Amnesty International UOIT-DC, a human rights club on campus that works to mobilize students to take action. Moreover, in her role as Director of Marketing and Communications for the UOIT Social Sciences and Humanities Student Society, she has worked tirelessly to increase student engagement and coordinates various events, including the campus’s first overdose prevention training. She is currently working on initiatives to advance gender equity on campus.

Kelcieya has a drive, and is always willing to challenge and engage in constructive conversations about topics and issues that are matter today, such as feminism and intersectionality. Above all, she leads by example. Rather than engaging in rhetoric battles, she seeks to empower students directly and is always doing more to make our university more equitable and student-friendly.

Our campus community is stronger because of her, and I think she is an epitome of a Samara Citizen. Go Kelcieya!

Do you know an #EPCitizen like Kelcieya?
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Samara's Everyday Political Citizen celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast-to-coast-to-coast, the contest aims to recognize the rich diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowdsourcing hundreds of nominations from Canadians like you. Read more about Everyday Political Citizen, see more nominations, or submit your own nomination.

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