first year equity coordinator

1 position

Teresa Wong

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Teresa Wong

Hi everyone, my name is Teresa! I use the pronouns she/her. In 2020, I graduated from Western University and had the chance to work for a small start-up as a business development consultant over the last year. Through this experience, I had the opportunity to manage a small team, where I learned that in order for the entire team to be successful, each team member required different supports. Thus, it was important to accommodate and provide varying levels of support based on their specific skillset – for example, adjusting tasks if they had a particularly busy day, providing training sessions to develop skills, and reaching out to touch base during the day. Personally, these were the strategies I used to promote equity in the workplace. In an educational setting, I believe that it is just as important to have plans in place to make sure that each student has the tools they need to be successful in their programs. Clearly, in our undergraduate nursing program, we all come from diverse backgrounds and have unique strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. Through working with NUS, I expect to evaluate the specific needs of our cohort to learn how to better provide support and resources for those who need it, whether that be related to accessibility, representation, or general support. I hope to work with everyone soon to fill in these gaps and thank you for your time!