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High honour for community builder

Karen Young, winner of the 3M National Student Fellowship

Karen Young, a fourth-year Psychology and Health Studies major in UTSC’s Co-op program, is the first UTSC student to receive the prestigious 3M National Student Fellowship, which recognizes 10 students across Canada each year for outstanding leadership.

“To me, leadership is about bringing a community together,” says Young.

She’s done just that. Young co-founded the first campus-wide TEDx event at U of T, and also brought the C3 Inspire conference to Toronto, allowing aspiring student entrepre- neurs to connect, collaborate and create new initiatives. Young also founded Minds Matter Magazine, U of T’s first student-run mental health publication.