Rabiah Dhaliwal: Delta

Rabiah Dhaliwal: Delta

Rabiah Dhaliwal is a second-year student at the University of British Columbia, in the Faculty of Science, where she is pursuing a degree in Biology. An active leader in her community, Rabiah is the Vice President of the One Blood for Life Foundation, a non-profit organization which aims to educate the next generation of blood & stem cells donors in Canada through a plethora of humanitarian efforts such as donor recruitment campaigns, hosting blood and stem cell clinics, & raising awareness through educational events. The organization works to help increase the ethnic diversity of the national stem cell registry by overcoming cultural and language barriers to reach out to more diverse populations of donors. She is also an undergraduate researcher with the Surrey Memorial Hospital Neurotech Lab where her research focuses on neurocognitive disorders and frailty in elderly patients. As a woman of South Asian descent and PTSD survivor, she is passionate about minority mental health, public health, STEM, and human rights. For her community work, Rabiah was also crowned Miss British Columbia and uses her new platform for mental health advocacy. In the future, she plans to attend medical school and work with Doctors without Borders in impoverished regions of the world.