A new intern team sets to work!

October 2012

As the YAHAnet Coordinator, I'm very happy to welcome our new 4-member intern team that will be working hard over the next 6 months!

We have many great plans ahead—starting with some on-the-ground activities during World AIDS Week at McGill University and our next online global competition!

Please join me in welcoming the new team members by saying hi at the end of this post!

Ainslee Beer
I'm a U3 McGill student from Vancouver, majoring in International Development with a minor in Canadian Politics. I'm passionate about all aspects of development, both international and local, with a particularly keen interest in health education and gender equality. My spare time usually revolves around either theatre or baking (I've worked as an assistant pastry chef, and as executive director of McGill's Players' Theatre). I am thrilled and look forward to a great year interning at YAHAnet!
Aminata Wurie
I am a recent graduate of the Faculty of Arts at McGill University, where I attained a bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies and a minor in Management. Coming from Sierra Leone a nation currently in a stage of post-conflict recovery alongside my volunteer experience and the rigor of my undergraduate program, I have been able to foster my passion for development and public health. I am excited to be part of the YAHAnet team to help create a space in which the youth, adults and other actors can come together and actively participate in the fight against HIV and AIDS!
Deveney Bazinet
I am a fourth-year International Development student at McGill University focusing on health-related issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and indigenous rights in Canada and abroad. Expressions through art that focus on HIV/AIDS can have a powerful influence in bringing attention to issues of stigmatization, discrimination and inequality, and as an intern with Youth, the Arts, HIV/AIDS Network, I hope that as I discover more about different arts-based approaches to HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, that my work will contribute to the agency of youth fighting this epidemic in marginalized communities around the world.
Ruby Sniderman
I am in my final year at McGill University majoring in International Development Studies, with minors in Political Science and World Cinemas. The arts have always been a huge part of my life, and I am especially passionate about dance, film, and theatre. While at McGill, global health and specifically HIV/AIDS have become major areas of interest for me. I believe that the arts have the power to connect, inspire and educate like no other medium, and are a valuable tool for creating awareness and engaging youth with these important issues.

Stay tuned—the team will welcome more members in January 2013!