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Previous Canadian Youth Delegates

Toby Le

2023 Canadian Youth Delegate

Toby Le was the 2023 Canadian Youth Delegate and is a Vietnamese-Canadian from Toronto, Canada. Toby is a PhD student studying Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba. His research is centered on exploring HIV/Immunology in partnership with the sex worker community from Nairobi, Kenya. Toby is also a member of the National Collaborating Centre for Diseases. Click here for more info.

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Brie O'Sullivan,

2022 Canadian Youth Delegate

Brie is a Health Informatics PhD Candidate at Western University and was the 2022 Canadian Youth Delegate. Along with her doctoral studies, she is a Policy Analyst at the Office of International Affairs for the Health Portfolio, leading on the development of new national youth engagement strategies, and works as a Health Robotics researcher at WeRobotics, a Swiss-based non-profit organization focused on enabling the use of drone technology for social and environmental good

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Surabhi Sivaratnam

2021 Canadian Youth Delegate

Surabhi Sivaratnam was the 2021 CYD and is a Sri Lankan-Canadian, first-generation immigrant, who grew up in Toronto, Ontario. She is a research assistant at SickKids Hospital and a medical student at McMaster Univesity, Michael DeGroote School of Medicine. Surabhi is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Federation of Medical Students and prior Co-Director of TEDxMcMasterU. 
74th WHA and 59th PAHO DC Report

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Yipeng Ge

2020 Canadian Youth Delegate

Yipeng Ge was the 2020 CYD and is a Chinese-Canadian, first-generation immigrant, who grew up in Waterloo, Ontario. He is a resident physician in Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Ottawa. Yipeng is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Public Health Association and Canadian Doctors for Medicare.  

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Ayah Nayfeh

2019 Canadian Youth Delegate

Ayah Nayfeh is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto's Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation with research interests in health equity, implementation research and population health. Prior to starting her doctoral degree, Ayah worked at Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where she helped manage a multi-million dollar implementation research program aimed at improving women's, adolescent and refugee health in the Middle East and West Africa.

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2018 Canadian Youth Delegate

Charles-Antoine is a physician, empathy scholar and digital wellbeing expert from Quebec, with training in media studies (B.A.), sociology (M.A.), medicine (M.D.) and neuroimaging (PhD, ongoing). He was the Canadian Youth Delegate to the WHA in 2018.

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Ramya Kancherla

2016 Canadian Youth Delegate

Ramya Kancherla was the first youth delegate to the WHA and PHAC in 2016 with a background in public health with previous experience working for UNAIDs and the World Bank. She is currently a final year General Surgery resident at McMaster University with a strong interest in global surgery, specifically in the ethics of global surgery.  Her experiences as a youth delegate inspired her to found the Canadian Global Surgery Trainees Alliance which aims to encourage research, advocacy and education in trainees across Canada.

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