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Who We Are

Who We Are

We are a group of high school students who are passionate about understanding the human mind, and addressing how we speak about mental health. Our executive team has developed this conference to spread awareness of mental illness, decrease the stigma around speaking about mental health, and educate students on the current neuroscience research that may affect the treatment of these conditions in years to come. The conference is happening April 24th!


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Who is organizing

Organizers

Our organizers are bound by a fascination with the brain and a passion for promoting mental health awareness.

Founder & Chair

Surya Pandiaraju

Surya is a Year 12 student at Upper Canada College. Passionate about the sciences, he has been an involved member of both his school’s Science Club and Neuroscience Society. Also leading his school’s Wellbeing Committee, Surya’s goal is to change how mental health is approached at his school and has been involved in directing the design of several initiatives in hopes of making them enjoyable, beneficial, and sustainable in the long-run.

Chair

Rachel Sava

Rachel is a Year 12 student at the University of Toronto Schools who has explored her passion for Neuroscience since reading Oliver Sacks in the 6th grade. For 5 years, she lead the Brain Bee Organization, a club educating students on a wide array of topics in the field of Neurobiology. She is now club president, and a representative of the Firefly Foundation - philanthropic donors to Alzheimer's research - as their Youth Ambassador.

Meet the Team!

What to Expect?

Speakers

Celebrity Appearance

Peter “Furious Pete” Czerwinski!

“Peter Czerwinski, better known by his stage name 'Furious Pete', is a competitive Canadian speed eater and fitness athlete

Contact Us

Contact

Upper Canada College

Location

200 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, Canada