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 RISHIKA SELVAKUMAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 6

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" My interests and actions are largely driven by the ability to make an impact and help others. As a Millennium Fellow, I look forward to creating an impact that represents the SDG and UNAI goals and resonates within my own community. I am excited to learn more and be involved in creating positive forward progression towards achieving these goals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Let's Talk Stigma

With current events, there are racist sentiments in our society that must be resolved. Those who encounter these events are often left hurt and traumatized and I believe validation is key in this journey. Everyone has their own story they need to share and want to share, and I want to create a platform for students to do so. I do not think this subject can be ignored either, and I want to create awareness so people will be willing to speak about it. Let's Talk Stigma is a platform for students to share different issues related to important issues such as mental health, diversity and inclusion, climate change, etc. During the Millennium Fellowship, the goals of the project is to 1) host 1 large-scale event by December, 2) create 10-15 educational videos/podcasts, 3) reach over 500+ students.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rishika Selvakumar is a passionate student at the University of British Columbia (Bachelor of Science). She was born and raised in Vancouver and feels a deep connection to her community. Rishika has been an avid advocate and spokesperson for many challenges such as mental health, inclusion and climate, which is evident within her education and in her volunteering at a local and national level. She hopes to continue to help develop and make headway in creating change at all levels, and looks forward to contributing to the development of the UN's Sustainable Goals.