Sampavi Sivakumar

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 SAMPAVI SIVAKUMAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 10 and UNAI 7

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“The Millennium Fellowship gives a humbling opportunity to join a global movement by amplifying voices of inequality, discrimination, prejudice and shifting the consciousness towards positively coexisting. Human + Unity = Humanity”

Millennium Fellowship Project

The root cause of conflict is inequality. Discrimination due to ethnicity, beliefs, religion, gender, sexual orientation, caste, creed etc. The seeds of prejudice are embedded deeply into the soils of our mind and to address this at a much deeper level, we need to be able to C.O.E.X.I.S.T. and celebrate our differences.

C.O.E.X.I.S.T is a project promoting awareness of the inequalities faced by individuals through developing a multi-dimensional appreciation of the oneness of humanity. It creates a platform for open dialogue to address all adversities and barriers including health, education, sexuality, religion, beliefs and human rights to having an equal opportunity to life.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sampavi Sivakumar is a Physiotherapy student at Western Sydney University. Sampavi is a health professional as well as being a mentor at DREAM (RELEDEV) a confidence building project for young females of refugee backgrounds and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Rural Health Union of Western Sydney University. Furthermore, she is a student ambassador for Respect.Now.Always and is officially part of Red Cross Youth Emergency Services. Sampavi is an enthusiastic advocate of human rights, gender equality and a social environment where we all can C.O.E.X.I.S.T. Sampavi believes that to break societal preconceptions which prove as barriers to the multi-dimensional aspects of our life such as access to health, education, sexuality, religion, beliefs, human rights etc., it is important to shred labels of prejudice and discrimination. She aspires to become a medical humanitarian worker in the community aid and development sector.

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Philip Craig

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 PHILIP CRAIG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 9

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“I get a sense of fulfillment from working towards improving the quality of life that people experience. My studies in social work have instilled me with strong prosocial values and a passion for fighting for equity, not just within my community but across the entire globe. I look forward to meeting like-minded individuals who also share a passion for creating positive changes in society.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

The Sustainable Campus Project aims to explore the challenges in maintaining sustainability with the vertical campus model that the university is adopting. Many students have raised concerns in relation to the loss of green space and connections to place/country. In response to these concerns, The Sustainable Campus Project plans to develop mental health and well-being programs as well as open forums to broaden the discussion about vertical campus life and its impact on students. We also hope to initiate sustainability initiatives on existing vertical campuses that will help to address the current environmental concerns, as well as enrich the lives of the diverse student and staff population of the institution. This will, in turn, benefit the wider community as WSU continues to work with local communities and other key stakeholders in the region.

About the Millennium Fellow

Phil Craig is a final year student of Social Work at Western Sydney University. He has a passion for social justice and community work/development. Phil has served on a number of committees including the Student Campus Council, Student Representative Council & the Academic Senate.

Connect with Phil via LinkedIn, Instagram, & Facebook.

Kiara-Lee Osborne

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 KIARA-LEE OSBORNE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 9

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“I am extremely honoured to have been named a Millennium Fellow for 2019 and look forward to making a positive impact on the lives of WSU students and their communities. It brings me quite a lot of fulfillment to be able to make a difference in other peoples lives, big or small.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

The Sustainable Campus Project aims to explore the challenges in maintaining sustainability with the vertical campus model that the university is adopting. Many students have raised concerns in relation to the loss of green space and connections to place/country. In response to these concerns, The Sustainable Campus Project plans to develop mental health and well-being programs as well as open forums to broaden the discussion about vertical campus life and its impact on students. We also hope to initiate sustainability initiatives on existing vertical campuses that will help to address the current environmental concerns, as well as enrich the lives of the diverse student and staff population of the institution. This will, in turn, benefit the wider community as WSU continues to work with local communities and other key stakeholders in the region.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kiara Osborne is a first-year psychology (honours) student at Western Sydney University. Kiara currently serves as a member of the student representative council on her campus and hopes that within both of her roles, as a student representative and as millennium fellow that she will change the lives of her fellow peers.

Connect with Kiara via LinkedIn, & Facebook.

Helen Wong

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 HELEN WONG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 13 and UNAI 9

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“I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it has given me the incentive of taking action in making a positive difference in this world. It propels me to pursue my passions with a purpose and a chance to engage with the local community.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Re-create focuses on implementing sustainability within our everyday lives through utilising common products found around our homes. It focuses on the reduction of plastic consumption and educating the young generation on how to make their own everyday household products such as soaps, toothpaste, deodorant and creams. Products we use without the realisation that they are covered in plastic. Our aim is to make aware of this reality of excessive plastic consumption and implement skills which can reduce our environmental impact. This is a project were we reuse, recycle and re-create.

Goals:

  1. We will host 3 events over 4 months each reaching 80 people.

  2. Events aim to educate a total of 300 people on the SDGs and sustainable consumption

  3. Workshops will also be hosted to ensure tangible acquisition of transferable skills in creating alternative solutions

  4. Products created in workshops may be sold to raise funds for a charity of choosing

About the Millennium Fellow

Helen Wong is a third-year student at Western Sydney University studying a Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Biomedical Science. She finds joy in the wonder of travelling and living with purpose. Helen strives to make a difference through simple, cognitive and creative methods.

Connect with Helen via Instagram, & Facebook.

Christine Yen

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 CHRISTINE YEN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 3

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“I feel very honoured and excited to embark on my journey to promoting good health and well being as a Millennium Fellow. I look forward to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals working alongside with like-minded and talented peers. Being able to work in a team would allow me to consider various perspectives on what it means to address issues such as 'access to information' as well as 'promotion of good health'.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Getting to Know Traditional (Chinese) Medicine aims to organize 3-5 university-based events reaching a total audience of at least 200 - 800 people in each event to educate campus & local communities on what Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is, its role in modern healthcare; and responsible use of herbs. Events are centred around Herbal Tea events/workshops and possibly Tai Chi.

Dissemination of information is mainly through use of :

  • Use of handouts with information of herbs during Herbal Tea Events / Workshops used

  • Online discussion platforms

Establish and manage the student club "Western Sydney University Traditional Chinese Medicine Students' Association", with aim to provide opportunity (via organizing events and managing online forums) for all Western Sydney University students (potential reach of approx. 45,000) an opportunity to get in touch with TCM through TCM students and staffs. Due to public nature of online forums, members from local communities are also welcomed to join in the discussion.

About the Millennium Fellow

Christine Yen is a 2nd Year undergraduate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) student at Western Sydney University, Australia. After her undergraduate studies, Christine plans on pursuing a postgraduate degree in Medicine or Pharmacy, so as to be well versed in both Western Medicine and TCM, and explore effective ways of integrating both paradigms of medicine in order maximise patients' health outcomes.

Christine is determined to work with communities from all around the world, understand their perspectives on health; and to further develop and promote a more inclusive healthcare system.

Connect with Christine via LinkedIn, Instagram, & Facebook.

Yasmin Hamd

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 YASMIN HAMD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 5

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“I am excited to help make a positive change in my local community.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Mo Money Mo Problems aims to help students and other youth in accessing financial services that are available to them. At age 18, many young people move out of home to find their own path. This can be very expensive. One student cites having to choose between period products, mental health medication and food. Many students leave their studies due to being unable to afford education, this is a great shame and doesn't align with SDG 4. Many students in Western Sydney are mature aged and have children or come from varying economic backgrounds. At the same time, there are many facilities such as government payments, student welfare support, scholarships and job seeking assistance available to them as students. The heart of this project is just to educate these students about what they can access, help them access it and just provide an additional step before they consider leaving education.

About the Millennium Fellow

Yasmin Hamd is a fifth year law student studying a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership)/Bachelor of Laws at Western Sydney University.

Michelle Boyle

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 MICHELLE BOYLE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 3

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“To be part of a group all aiming for the same priorities. I look to continue my passion and encourage others to get involved. “

Millennium Fellowship Project

Freedom in education aims to give a freedom pack to girls aged 10 and to provide them with provisions and information on menstrual periods. I am using UV technology and reusable materials to give each girl a pack that can be their own. At present many women reuse rags throughout the female embers of their family- this causes cervical cancer and early death. Our main goal is to involve Western Sydney University and a nearby high school in my innovation to keep Indian girls in education upon reaching puberty.

About the Millennium Fellow

Michelle Boyle is studying Psychology in Sydney, Australia. She was born in the UK and runs her own counseling business. In 2018 she became a New Columbo Plan representative and was given a scholarship to study in India. She looks to keep third world women in education and at present has an innovation entered to the RCE UN competition within Australasia.