ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CHRISTINE YEN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Western Sydney University | Sydney, Australia | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" 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
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
To understand if we have achieved the above goal or not can be done in several ways.
- As a student club, we receive fundings and some recognition from the school. The more our activities align with the school's perspective of enhancing student lives, the more fundings we can access and we may win some internal club awards.
- The student club also works with the on-campus student-led, teacher-supervised clinic. To understand if we have successfully sparked interest in the local community around TCM, we may be able to do it through asking if there is an increase in amount of booking (as well as ask the clients as to where they heard about us!).
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.