Esli Chan: Steveston--Richmond East

Esli Chan: Steveston--Richmond East

Esli Chan is a resident of the Steveston-Richmond East riding. She is currently a student at McGill University, completing her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Social Entrepreneurship. As a daughter to Chinese immigrant parents, Esli is passionate about immigration politics and gender studies - recently completing and publishing her thesis on gender inequality in Canadian immigration systems. She has led a team of students to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, discussing barriers to women’s access to social protection systems, and has participated in discourse around the securitization of immigration as a student representative to West Point Military’s US Affairs conference. At her university, Esli is engaged in student leadership and is passionate about global affairs. As the Chargée D’Affaires for McGill Model United Nations Assembly, she recruited 1,600 students from around the world to Montreal to discuss and debate pertinent international issues, ranging from cybersecurity threats to sustainable development. She has also served as a student executive for the Political Science Department at McGill, working towards creating a more inclusive student environment and experience. At Daughters of the Vote, she is excited to connect with other young women who are passionate for change.