Class of 2020
University of Central Lancashire
Starting at Havergal at the age of four, Erin describes the school as her second home. She developed an enduring interest in activism in Grade 6 when her teacher assigned the class to participate in Project Give Back. She chose the Yad Vashem Twinning Program in which Jewish youth learn about and dedicate their Bar/Bat Mitzvah to children who died in the Holocaust. Her work on this project inspired her to engage young people in anti-bullying and anti-racism causes through Holocaust awareness. She has spoken and performed the violin at events such as the National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa. For her work, she received the Cantor Kraus Catalyst for Change Award from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Project Give Back’s Joey Award honouring notable alumni/ae; and, most recently, the highest accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work: The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award. Erin is an avid figure skater medalling at the 2019 National Synchronized Skating Championships with the Meraki Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team. Her love for giving back led her to study medicine at the University of Central Lancashire.