My name is Aline and I am a third-year undergraduate medical sciences student from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am attending the University of Washington to pursue my interest in the field of climate change and health, including air pollution, environmental toxins, and global health. I aspire to be a well-rounded medical professional that works to increase health equity in Canada while collaborating with other physicians across the world. Therefore, I wanted to be a Killam Fellow to start to develop international connections.
I was interested in the Canada-U.S. exchange experience because I wanted the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of climate and health and collaborate with like-minded peers. The University of Washington, specifically the Center for Health and Global Environment (CHanGE), is a hub for leading research on climate change and its effects on human health. I am passionate about environmental health, climate change, and global health equity, and through my exchange, wanted to develop my research skills, network with experts, and explore Seattle!
I am looking forward to my Fellowship at the University of Washington and all the experiences it entails!
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.