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Christy Yu, Health Sciences, 2018–19 Killam Fellow from McMaster University to University of Washington

Christy Yu

June 19, 2018

I am a health sciences student specializing in child health at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I am interested in learning about the similarities and differences between the United States and Canada because diversity has the power to bring people together. Keeping an open mind, I will immerse myself in the American culture. In return, I will happily represent Canada and share what my country has to offer. During my time abroad, I will be able to form new connections and further develop my interpersonal skills through networking with professionals and other students. In addition, I am also excited to take advantage of the experiences offered at an American research-intensive institution and challenge myself with the unknown. By embracing appropriate risks, I will take a leap forward in my academic journey while cultivating personal growth as well. I look forward to beginning my junior year at the University of Washington as a Killam Fellow and seeing where this adventure takes me!

The Killam Fellowship Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange. This program, administered by Fulbright Canada, is supported by an endowment from the American Killam Trusts, Global Affairs Canada, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada). It is an integral part of the Foundation’s multidimensional strategy to foster mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America. The Canadian Studies Center is a partner institution with the Killam Foundation enabling up to two full academic year fellowships annually for UW students.