Hannah Rahim

2016
Schulich Leader

University of Calgary
Science
Program

High School: Mulgrave School

Nominated by Joyce Tang

West Vancouver, BC

What undergraduate program are you enrolled in?
 
Health Sciences
 
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
 
“Our lives begin to end the day we are silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King Jr.
 
What is a little known fact about you?
 
As I’ve been playing classical piano for 13 years, people are surprised to learn that I love 70s - 80s hard rock music.
 
Why do you make a great Schulich Leader?
 
My use of imagination to engage people in causes that I am passionate about is what I believe makes my leadership style unique. I have led campaigns for social justice centred upon creative initiatives such as a blindfolded art contest, photography exhibition and a children’s storybook. I feel that art has a wonderful ability to resonate with people from different backgrounds, and I seek to use it to overcome the challenge of creating a sense of personal identification with issues some of us may otherwise feel distant from. As I leader, I understand the importance of identifying common ground and forging bonds at the level of intuition and feeling before meaningful collective action can occur for a cause.