ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MARY CLIFFORD KELLY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7

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" Being part of the Millennium Fellowship allows me to provide youth with a youth-led service to help support them in making informed and safe decisions about substance consumption. I am excited to use this opportunity and platform to highlight the need for accessible, evidence-based services that are often left behind in discussions on how we can support the next generation.
My hope is that by becoming a Millennium Fellow I am able to impact youth's understanding of harm reduction, even if that impact only extends to one person. As a Millennium Fellow, it is important to me that the safety and support of the community is placed at the forefront of my project; that I can continue to work towards filling the gap in accessible, youth-led knowledge. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Student Substance Use Society

Student Substance Use Society is a student-led project aiming to provide students with evidence-based, youth-led information regarding substance use and overdose prevention across campus.

About the Millennium Fellow

Mary Kelly is a passionate and hard-working student from the University of British Columbia, majoring in anthropology with the hopes of entering law in her later studies. Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Mary has brought her passion and urge for social change across the globe. Mary has been invested in community change since she was a child, which has now translated through organizational work such as the wider provisioning of harm reduction, accessible food services and COVID-19 support for at-risk communities. Mary is eager to support and provide community members with services that can be (and should be) easily accessible for people of all backgrounds.