Helen Thai

2021 McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Science, MSc, Psychology

Carleton University (BCom’17, BA’20)

Stittsville, Ontario, Canada

Helen volunteered with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre as a member of its client advisory council, working with clinicians and health professionals to ensure clients with mental health challenges are heard. She also represented students at the Canadian Psychological Association and was involved with various research projects, including one on the role of primary care for individuals with severe mental illness. Helen also wrote, directed, and acted in a play about the lived experience of second-generation Canadians, which was presented at a local festival. Helen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Psychology Honours degree from Carleton University. She pursued a Master of Science in Psychology at McGill.