Trisha Iyar: Perth-Wellington

Trisha Iyar: Perth-Wellington

Trisha Iyar is in her final year of undergraduate studies at McGill University, majoring in Political Science with a double minor in Communications Studies and World Cinema. Trisha is highly interested in developing ways in which both the political and social spheres of modernity can become inclusive spaces for all individuals--especially those who are marginalized. As an intersectional feminist, Trisha is always looking for new ways to improve herself, her community and Canada by advocating for equal rights and promoting the empowerment of marginalized women. As an active student and engaged global citizen, Trisha has taken on many leadership roles throughout her University career as Vice-President of Communications for various organizations such as McGill Women in Leadership, Montreal World Health Organization and McGill Arts Community Engagement. In combining her activism and political interest, Trisha has served on the Youth Council for the Ville Marie, Le Sud Ouest, Île des Soeurs constituency and as an ambassador for McGill Women in House. She has also worked as a Communications Intern at Just Review Lab where she spearheaded aa research analysis project on gender bias within McGill course syllabi. Trisha has also spent the past three Summers working as a Wilderness Counsellor for the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation-a non-profit organization that gives economically disadvantaged youth the opportunity for leadership experiences. Trisha is a strong advocate for supporting youth and providing them with the tools to challenge institutional and systemic barriers. It is Trisha’s hope that through the work she does she will be able to contribute in shaping a future that is equal and inclusive to all individuals.