Award Recipient

Bahar Ahmadi

Tylenol Bacc Award

My passion for nursing developed by hearing about my father’s day at work during dinner time. Hearing of the support that my father was able to provide for the society, using his nursing skill and knowledge, guided me to explore a career in nursing. Therefore, I began getting involved in various humanitarian initiatives, first aid services, and studying sciences to create a well established social and academical background before starting my nursing career. As I started my post secondary education in science, I discovered my interest in research and its importance in healthcare. Hence, I began working as a clinical research assistant while completing an accelerated nursing program at University of British Columbia (UBC). Additionally, I hold the position of VP academics at UBC’s nursing undergraduate association. This position has allowed me to address academic inequities, improve school’s education resources, and host events for the students to become more familiar with various areas of nursing. Furthermore, I held the positions of co-president of UBC Red Cross and UBC students for partners in health; whereby I led and hosted a leadership conference, health care panels, and fundraised over 3 thousand dollars for various humanitarian initiatives. I also continue to volunteer at organisations such as vancouver crisis centre, Canadian red cross, and Canadian blood services to give back to my community. I am very honoured to be awarded this year’s “Tylenol Fund to Advance Diversity in Nursing and Health Equity Research scholarship”. Through my experience, I have found research as a way to address systemic issues and create resolutions to various healthcare challenges. Therefore, I will be using this award to support me through my impactful career in nursing and research.

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