Xinchen Zhang

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT XINCHEN ZHANG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

The University of Sydney l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 15 and UNAI 8

Millennium Fellowship Project

Life is equal aims at raising the awareness of the public about the severe situation facing by the animals that we all love for as well as educate the next generation about what they can do to save the life on earth.

Measurable goals:

  • Arrange 5 educational events to visit sanctuary for homeless animals, rendering chances for participants to intuitively understand the situation of stray animals.

  • Identify what the charity needs and what they actually do through surveys and interviews to avoid minefield among various institutions.

  • Arousing participants interests for SDGs and tracking it through the pre/post events surveys.

About the Millennium Fellow

Eric Zhang is a first-year student studying at the University of Sydney. As an international student, he is always finding chances to be involved in Australian culture and history, which makes him active in various uni-held events and student activities.

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Rachel Park

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT RACHEL PARK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

The University of Sydney l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 12 and UNAI 9

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“I am delighted to be a Millennium Fellow because it allows me to leverage my ideas to be actionable. Also, it makes me feel supported and heartening to be joining a large community of like-minded people who want to change the world for the better. I am passionate to learn more and develop my leadership skills. Through my project, I hope to give back something invaluable to society.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Sustainability Accounting is a project aiming to raise awareness on how accounting can motivate firms to change their operations to be sustainable and transparent. Our first step is to engage business students to learn about sustainability then work with firms to change a few of their strategies to become environmentally and socially sustainable. The project aims to reach out to 30 enthusiastic students and three firms to disrupt unsustainable practices and ideologies. Also, the act of creating a sustainability business club will raise awareness of our initiatives to 6000 students and multinational corporations already engaging with our university's activities.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rachel Park is a third-year Accounting and Law major from The University of Sydney. She hopes to pursue a career focusing on creating innovative strategies for firms to become not only sustainable but more active in protecting our environment and social needs. Born and raised in New Zealand, she loves being surrounded in nature and taking photos. She also cares about fighting for animal rights and women's rights.

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Niruth Bogahawatta

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT NIRUTH BOGAHAWATTA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

The University of Sydney l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am honored to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship where I have the opportunity to work alongside individuals from different backgrounds who are passionate about working towards the goal of a better tomorrow and brighter future.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Identity will be focused on protecting Children's rights across the globe with a focus on right to
quality education and the right to non-discrimination. Identity as of now will include three main stages, with the first step being spreading and increasing awareness of the current problem and explain the effect it has on current and future generations. The second step aims to build a platform to collect resources and aid to respond to the issues. The final step being the implementation and expansion of the project.

About the Millennium Fellow

Born in Sri Lanka and studying in Australia, Niruth has had multiple interests growing up, his focuses have spanned between FinTech and human rights with an avid interest in innovation as a mean of pushing these interests forward. This has played a major role in where he is today; a sophomore at the University of Sydney studying finance and computer science.

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Josephine Tran

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JOSEPHINE TRAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

The University of Sydney l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 10 and UNAI 6

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“I am excited for the Millennium Fellowship to begin as I hope it will influence others and impact their daily living style. I am excited to collaborate with other like minded students and build my peer group. Volunteering has always been a big part of my life and am eager to begin the next stage of volunteering, specially with the United Nations.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Josephine founded “A chain is as strong as it's weakest link” to sponsor 2 children from world vision with constant association with them. Josephine hopes to raise $1000 - $2000 for the starlight foundation and headspace.

About the Millennium Fellow

Josephine Tran is a first-year nursing student who transferred from another course. She has always been interested in global and national aid ranging from homeless shelters to international families struggling for food and water. She has always had multiple jobs and has been building her way through her life with her ambitions and enthusiasm. She is a very confident and cheerful person to meet as she will always put others first and build others up. Josephine hasn't grown up in the best atmosphere but aspires to help others the way she wanted to be helped. She has a kind heart and a lot to learn ahead of her. She has and will continue to influence those around her.

Connect with Josephine via Facebook.

Brittany Gardner

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT BRITTANY GARDNER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

The University of Sydney l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 9

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“I am so excited to be a part of a like minded community of students who want to drive projects that will change the world. I believe everyone deserves the right to access healthcare, and technology limitations should not limit your quality of care. This is why I have created Humanitarian Health Engineering, with an aim to reduce the technology barrier to care.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Humanitarian Hospital Engineering is a project that is designed to both raise awareness and create some simple solutions for rural and developing hospitals equipment access. Within the next few months, we will reach out to hospitals in rural Australia and the South Pacific to understand their equipment access challenges and to provide a visibility solution for the equipment over hospitals.

About the Millennium Fellow

Brittany is a final year bachelor of biomedical engineering and bachelor of project management student currently completing her honors thesis at the University of Sydney. She is passionate about creating humanitarian solutions for health problems and using engineering to solve these challenges. She has worked in the pacific as a New Columbo Plan Scholar to address the issue of hospital equipment utilization and implementation and hopes to continue her work here.

Jesse Peng

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JESSE PENG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

The University of Sydney l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 3

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“I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I have always wanted to be a positive influence to my peers, my community, and the society. I really like what Shunsuke Tsurumi said, “everything youth do are great things.” As long as we youths still have the courage to fight against the unfair and to strive for something better, then we are doing great. So I am so happy to have the opportunity to be a Millennium Fellow and work with so many people with shared values to make the world better.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Jesse currently works with The Fred Hollow Foundation, one of the largest non-profit organizations in Australia which aims to put an end to avoidable blindness. It may be surprising to a lot of people that at least one-fifth of the people who are blind do not have to be blind. We believe every eye is valuable, and everyone should have a right to see this beautiful world for themselves.

Goals:

  1. We would like to organize educational events and reach a total audience of 500 people.

  2. We intend to actively look for potential partners across campus and find at least three volunteers to join our team.

  3. Create a community and let blindness people have a choice to get the right information

  4. Hope to increase potential applications for the Millennium Fellow

About the Millennium Fellow

Jesse Peng is a second-year student studying at the University of Sydney and majoring in management and finance. Jesse believes in social responsibility and volunteers with multiple non-profit organizations, taking real action to personally impact the community. As an international student in Australia, Jesse is eager to take advantage of this opportunity for self-improvement and to make the 2020 sustainable development goals reality.

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Caroline Song

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CAROLINE HAORAN SONG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

The University of Sydney l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 3

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“I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow because I believe that empowered women can empower women.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

USYD Women Department is working on the 'Sanitary Item Project', 'Health Week Project', the 'Entrepreneur Project' and the ENID online publication. The aim is to empower women from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines through education.

The projected outcomes of our project by November of 2020 include to build a greater sense of community within the USYD cohort of women and to become an ecosystem of support because empowered women empower women.

The 'Sanitary Item Project' and 'Health Week' events provided intellectual education for women on Campus while provoking them to challenge norms and help break down the harmful taboos that surround menstrual health for women around them and for women globally. The 'Entrepreneur Project' and the ENID online publication empowered women from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines to learn from inspiring entrepreneurs and educators, meet like-minded people and challenge their thinking in a dynamic environment.

About the Millennium Fellow

Caroline Haoran Song is a determined rising student with a strong academic background and a profound interest in biomedical engineering. She is studying Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Medical Science at Sydney University. She devotes much of her time to actively participating in engineering challenges and serving as an executive member of the Sydney University Biomedical Engineers Association. She also shares a passion for women empowerment, and she has managed to serve as the event manager of the Women Department at Sydney University. In the future, she hopes to work as a people-focused biomedical engineer and continue to be an advocate for women empowerment through education.

Connect with Caroline via LinkedIn.