On the Occasion of Human Rights Day

I was happy to participate in the 2018 John Gibbard Award held in Vancouver on Sunday, October 21st.

This annual award is presented by the UN Association in Canada, Vancouver Branch, every year to a young person or organization who has demonstrated a humanitarian approach to projects in Canada or internationally.

This year’s winner was Andrew Sheroubi who specializes in Chemical and Biological  Engineering. Andrew has already used his humanitarian skills in places as diverse as Uganda and the Caribbean and also persuaded the UBC Engineering Faculty to put together an undergraduate course in Humanitarian Engineering. He was the creator and a facilitator for his own course.

The UN Association in Canada is an advocacy organization founded in 1946 to educate Canadians about the goals and ideals of the United Nations.

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