Going to University and College is a lot of work for any student. Luckily, we’ve met some amazing students who are going out of their way to make a change this year.
Meet 12 students who are creating change on their campus this year as a Textbooks for Change Campus Ambassador or Rep. Whether its encouraging students to donate textbooks, talking about the power of social enterprise, or showing how used textbooks can create amazing impact in education, these students are going above and beyond this year to champion change!
Simon is the Head Campus Ambassador at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. At the moment he is in his final year of Economics. Simon decided to get involved in T4C when he realized that thousands of textbooks were collecting dust around the student housing neighbourhood at Queen’s and they would definitely have better use in the hands of those who need it.
After a very successful first year at Queen’s, Simon is looking to push things even further by doubling the amount of textbook drives we had from last year. Queen’s is a special place because it has a close knit student community that likes to take initiative and help various different philanthropic causes. A perfect destination for T4C!
After school, Simon plans on traveling and working in Australia for a year!
Sandra Mucyo is the Head Campus Ambassador at Ryerson University. She studies civil engineering and is hoping to apply her degree to her interest in social innovation & entrepreneurship. When she first heard about Textbooks for Change at an international development conference, she really liked what T4C represents and its educational mission as she shares the same values on a personal level.
Sandra is very excited to be back on board this year as she is our Campus Ambassador at Ryerson for the second year in row! She sees a lot of opportunity to better engage the Ryerson community and grow our impact in every sense.
Kendra is a 4th year at Carleton University studying Psychology. She got involved with Textbooks for Change because she wanted to give students at Carleton access to eco-friendly alternatives to just throwing out their textbooks or having them sit on a shelf collecting dust. Since Textbooks for Change is brand new at Carleton, she hopes to reach out to more clubs and organizations on her campus to expand the fundraising efforts for students.
In her last year, she hopes to make a big impact on her fellow students through Textbooks for Change and educating more students about it! She loves her school because since the day she walked onto Carleton’s campus, it has been her home away from home and she has been so inspired by the abundance of leaders that she has had the chance to work with while being a student.
Wilfrid Laurier University
Adrian de Meo
Adrian is the Head Ambassador of Textbooks for Change at Laurier. He is in his 4th year of Honours Communications and will be graduating in the spring.
Adrian is passionate about creating social change, enjoys being able to make a difference in the education industry, and loves making connections with various student groups and organizations at Laurier. Adrian is also on the board of executives for the Communication Students Association.
This year, Adrian is excited to expand T4C at Laurier and draw more interest in T4C’s goals and values. Laurier has a great community of engaged and involved students who love to make a difference in society and the world around them – a perfect fit! It’s Great to be a Laurier Golden Hawk!
University of Toronto St. George
Priya is a 4th year student at the University of Toronto finishing up a bachelors in developmental biology and fundamental genetics.
She had been exposed to the great initiative T4C began at UofT last year during her time on the college council and is hoping to help broaden their reach through UofT’s untapped potential.
This year Priya is heavily involved in lab research, and hopes to continue working in the sciences field post graduation. She is a major foodie (possibly eating as you read this) and can share pointless anecdotes for hours on end!