Angie (Darshanie) Budhwa: Brampton Centre

Angie (Darshanie) Budhwa: Brampton Centre

Darshanie “Angie” Budhwa is a fourth year Law and a Business student pursuing a BCom degree and a minor in criminology at Ryerson University. She currently works as an Intellectual property intern on the Applied Research and Commercialization team with the University's Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation. She recently had the opportunity to travel to Chicago during the midterm elections with Ryerson's leadership labs to experience democratic engagement and outreach, leadership and public policy development during the widely contested midterm elections. During her time in Chicago, she had the opportunity to attend the women’s march and had her faith in civic engagement and the people renewed. Though idealistic, she firmly believes in justice and the concept that laws are meant to be changed to reflect the changing values of society. Angie is passionate about a variety of topics, including international human rights, the environment, and injustice just to name a few. She also believes that everyone should exercise their right to vote. She is currently trying to find ways to improve the dispositions of a critical thinker. She was a participant in the 2019 DemocracyXChange Conference’s ToolsXchange where she was given the opportunity to give a two-minute pitch regarding improving the dispositions of a critical thinker on the main stage. She hopes to do research on the intersection of democracy and critical thinking in the future and attend graduate studies.