Meet the Youth Council Members!
Atae is a third year Economics and Mathematics student at University of Ottawa. Originally from Morocco, his interest for Canadian history and his desire to meet new people with whom he shares the same interests is what motivated him to join the Youth Council. He wants to help increase the local community engagement and appreciation of Ottawa’s history while having fun. When he is not at the University studying, Atae enjoys watching movies, kayaking, and reading about different interesting topics.
Carson came to Ottawa after she graduated from high school in Quebec. She had lived in a small town for her whole life which is what encouraged her to learn about the rest of the world and its history. She has now graduated from grade 12, and is continuing her studies at the University of Ottawa for the Bachelor of Conflict Studies and Human Rights. Her goal is to eventually travel the world and help people as she experiences firsthand how our history can influence our present.
While not an Ottawa native herself, Delany developed a love for the city and its heritage while studying history at uOttawa. As she prepares to complete her fourth and final year, she looks forward to continuing to apply her passions for blogging, volunteering, and community engagement as a YoCo member. Her area of academic interest concerns the Second World War and the Holocaust, and she is an ardent classic film and fashion lover.
Originally from Waterloo, Julia is currently completing her fifth year as a History student with a minor in Philosophy at Carleton University. After spending her fourth year on a study abroad program at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, she wanted to get in touch with Ottawa’s diverse history and community, and so was excited to join the Youth Council. Julia hopes to gain practical experience in the historic and cultural field in fun and engaging ways, and aims to complete a Masters in Public History in the near future. When she can find spare time, Julia loves to travel, read, and sing with her guitar.
Lindsay is a fourth-year student in History at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests include the history of medicine and Canadian history. Lindsay joined YoCo to gain practical museum experience and to share her love of museums and the past with her community. She hopes to continue her studies with a Master’s in History or Library Science.
Marco is a fourth year student at Carleton University working to complete his undergraduate program in Psychology. He hopes to obtain a career in counseling or law, but is very creative and loves anything artistic. He is joining the Youth Council in hope of assisting the group with writing material for the Youth Council’s blog as well as networking with like-minded people. He is excited for the experiences that are to be gained from being part of such a wonderful group of people!
Marielle is a third year History student at Carleton University. Her passion for Canadian history and love of Ottawa, a city she is proud to now call her own, is what drove Marielle to join the Youth Council. She is hoping to assist in promoting Ottawa’s history, and to meet people who share her interest of history at the same time. When she is not studying or doing homework, Marielle can be found indulging in her hobbies, watching Netflix and reading.
Sophie is in grade 10. She likes to play music and sing. Sophie decided to join the Youth Council because she loves Canadian history and wanted to get involved with the community.
Tunmise graduated this summer from Carleton University, with an honours degree in Commerce and a minor in Psychology. She’s the most recent addition to the YoCo family. She was born in Nigeria and was raised in many cities like Benin, Taiwan, UK, and Tunisia. Her love for small cities brought her to Ottawa. At Carleton, Tunmise was involved with networking events and volunteer organizations that helped her learn more about Canada. When she’s not studying, Tunmise is travelling and exploring in any way she can. She is excited to see for passion for volunteering blossom in YoCo.
Youth Council Facilitator – Jessie L.