SENIOR EQUITY COORDINATOR
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My name is Emma Praysner, and I’m running for the Senior Equity Coordinator position – I served as the previous Junior Equity Coordinator before, and helped to run events like the Anti-Oppression workshop, monthly indigenous drum circles with the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, the Mental Health First Aid course and helped run bake sales to fund nursing students who may be experiencing financial barriers to attend formal with their peers. I graduated back in 2015 from the University of Guelph with a BSc in Biomedical Science. During my time at Guelph, I worked under the Central Student Association as the Clubs Coordinator so I have a decent amount of experience working with different organizations and student unions. I also volunteered with a local LGBTQ2S+ support line and provided anti-oppression training to interested organizations, as well as providing educational health presentations with HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH). I’ve lived in Toronto for the past couple of years, and most recently worked with South Riverdale Community Health Center as a Toronto Public Health Diabetes Peer Educator, specializing in the connection between mental health and diabetes and how to empower those living with both to take control of their wellbeing and healthcare. I want to work with NUS to help make not only our program more equitable and accessible to underserved groups, but also provide us with educational opportunities and push for curriculum changes so that we can provide culturally competent and equitable care to our clients as future nurses. I also want to work with YOU to see what you need in this program to succeed, and if there are any barriers to your success or even just any educational equity programming you’d like to see. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve you again as the Senior Equity Coordinator for NUS!