Our Executive Committee

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OUR MEMBERS


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Name:
Nickoo Merati

Position:
Co-President

Program/Year:
U3 Anatomy & Cell Biology

Why GMT?
Ever since I heard about GMT, I knew it was special. It wasn’t until I went on the trip that I realized how special. I learnt so much on this trip that no classroom setting has ever taught me, not only about medicine but also about myself. I am forever grateful towards the Global Medical Training organization, and hence being able to join the GMT family back home in Montreal was the best souvenir. I am incredibly excited to share this amazing cause, opportunity, and life-changing experience with all of you.

Fun Fact about You
I was born in Australia, mate. But I’m also scared of kangaroos.

Favourite Restaurant in Montreal
Crudessence (best.dessert.ever)

What is your favorite quote?
“Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky” – Hafiz

boom boom, shake shake the room

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Name:
Meagan Bardan

Position:
Co-President

Program/Year:
I’m a U3 Anatomy & Cell Biology student with a minor in Economics.

Why GMT?
My experience with GMT has been nothing but positive. From the trip to the people to the cause, there was no reason for me NOT to become involved with GMT. Global health and access to health care services in underprivileged countries is a pressing concern. My hope is to improve access to healthcare at the international level, and GMT is my platform to do just that!

Fun Fact About You:
I generally eat pretty healthy but I’ll have random days where I will eat an entire jar of Nutella and a loaf of bread, or a box of cereal with a carton of milk (it’s a little excessive, I KNOW).

Favourite Restaurant in Montreal:
Aux Vivres

What is your favourite movie quote?
“Don’t let the haters stop you from doing your thang” -Kevin G, Mean Girls

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Name:
Ghizlane Moussaoui

Position:
VP Fundraising

Program/Year:
I’m a U2 majoring in Physical Therapy (PT)

Why GMT?
When I came back from Nicaragua in January 2015 all I could talk about for weeks was my trip and how good of an experience it was! When I was over there, I met some amazing people that made me feel like I was part of one big family and because of that, when I came back the most natural thing to do was to get involved, here in Montreal.

Fun Fact About You:
Just name a TV-Show… I bet I’m watching it !

Favourite Restaurant in Montreal:
Zibo!

What is the theme song to your life and why?
Love Yourz by J.Cole. Constant reminder that I should be grateful for everything that I already have.

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Name:
Eric Harvey

Position:
Trip Coordinator

Program/Year:
U3 Physiology

Why GMT?
GMT was a life changing experience that made me return home with nothing but appreciation and love for my family and everything else I am fortunate to have in my life. It also gave the opportunity to branch out and expand my horizons and learn about new cultures. I chose GMT because I believe it is something everyone else should experience in their life. Hence I made it my goal to tell as many people as possible about GMT in hope that they too can enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

Fun Fact About You:
I love to play basketball!

Favourite Restaurant in Montreal:
La Banquise

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Maldives!

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Piravena Selvakumar

Position:
VP External

Program/Year
U3 Anatomy & Cell Biology

Why GMT?
I was immediately impressed by GMT’s goals and was excited to get involved. My trip to Panama was an invaluable learning experience. It was amazing to see real life applications of what I had learned in my science classes. Witnessing the staggering needs for healthcare services in poverty-stricken communities has strengthened my desire to help increase access to healthcare resources around the world. I am thankful for this life-changing opportunity and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you!

Fun Fact about You
I am left-handed.

Favourite Restaurant in Montreal
Cacao 70

What is the #1 thing on your bucket list?
To travel around the world.

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Name:
Angèle Trinh

Position:
VP Media

Program/Year:
I’m a U3 Occupational Therapy student.

Why GMT?
Medical education in underdeveloped countries is a great solution to address poverty while educate the population to progress toward a more equitable world. Through GMT, students get more aware of global health disparities, knowledgeable about medical care and motivated to become doctors and help others. That is why I am proud to take part in this organization.

Fun Fact About You:
My view of others is so good and optimist that I’d say I’m the best devil’s lawyer in town.

Favourite Restaurant in Montreal:
La Maison Bulgogi

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
A baby panda because it’s so fluffy and cute and it sleeps, eats, and hugs all day.

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Name:
Sreya Ghosh

Position:
VP Communications

Program/Year:
U3 Anatomy and Cell Biology major

Why GMT?
GMT gave me the platform to learn about health disparities in the impoverished parts of Central America. As a student in North America, you often forget about the health care issues affecting individuals in developing countries. On my GMT trip to Panama, I witnessed the economic imbalance within the citizens and the need for basic medical care in the poverty-stricken communities. I came back with a newly developed passion for a career in medicine, and a vision to help reduce the discrepancy in accessibility and affordability of health care resources in developing countries. That’s why I truly believe in GMT’s mission to teach passionate students about public health problems and experience the trip of a lifetime!

Fun Fact About You:
I must have been a whale in my past life because I love being near the ocean, and I also eat as much as one.

Favourite Restaurant in Montreal:
Le Majestique

Funniest pick-up line used on you?
Can I be your derivative because I wanna lie tangent to your curves.

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Tim Sun

Position:
VP Finance 

Program/Year:
U2, Interdepartmental Honors Immunology

Why GMT?
During my U1 year, I had some serious doubts about whether medicine is a good career choice for me. I was having a very busy semester and my GPA dropped for the first time. So I was not sure if I wanted to do medicine anymore. However, after being on a GMT trip, I was certain that I want to become a doctor. I think this is a life changing experience for me. When I see the appreciation and thankfulness in the eye of each patient after they walked out from our clinic, when I see the relief and the smile on their face when they know that their conditions can be treated and will get better, all the hard work is worth it.

Fun Fact About You:
I LOVE to sleep. Sleep is everything for me. I believe sleep can cure about everything (though I should know better as a life science student…). So if I ever appear to be very grumpy, which is my usual expression during midterm season, that just means that I didn’t get enough sleep the night before.

Favourite Restaurant in Montreal:
A tiny Chinese cafeteria called Shi Tang (which actually means “cafeteria” in Chinese)

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Well, growing up in China allowed me to be exposed to a lot of weird cuisines. I have eaten sheep kidney, cow’s stomach, roasted bat, fried frog, and even pork’s blood.