Julia Veidt

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Administrative Research Assistant

B.ASc. (Biology and International Development), University of Guelph

Originally from Penticton, British Columbia, I grew up enjoying many outdoor activities. This allowed me to gain an appreciation for how important lifestyle and environmental factors are to both individual and community health and wellness.

I recently graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science, minoring in Biology and International Development. During the course of my studies, I developed a strong interest in how socioeconomic, environmental, political, and cultural factors influence human health and wellbeing. Previous projects I have contributed to academically include: examining the community health perceptions around agricultural intensification, drowning prevention in low-resource settings, local food policy, and medical science illustration.

I have extensive experience working with youth as both a tutor and a competitive swim coach. I love being able to empower young people and help them learn new topics and skills, and am very excited to continue to work with youth within our projects at AICBR.

I really enjoy exploring new places and all of the outdoor activities that the Yukon has to offer. One of the highlights of my time in the north was driving all the way to Tuktoyaktuk in the summer of 2018. When not working or travelling, I enjoy swimming, cooking, and drawing.