Daisy Couture

2021 McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Arts, MA, Medical Anthropology

University of British Columbia (BA’20)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Daisy volunteered for over a year as a patient visitor with a local hospital’s long-term psychiatric care unit. She coordinated research studies for her university’s social health lab, performed with the campus improvisation group, and organized social justice initiatives while working part-time. Daisy graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English literature. She worked for a year as the research program coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of BC. At McGill, she pursued a Master of Arts in Medical Anthropology.

My favourite part of being a scholar has been the cohort of other scholars. It is a wonderfully unique experience to have such a diverse group (in terms of both lived experiences and academic interests) as a home base in grad school. They offer me new perspectives, push my thinking, and support me to be bolder than I would be on my own.
Read more: Q&A with Daisy Couture