Larissa Chiu

McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, MSc, Neuroscience

University of British Columbia (BSc'21)

Vancouver, BC

Enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, Larissa gives back to the air cadets program by teaching, organizing activities, and flying as a tow pilot. She has been leading the aviation club at UBC for the past three years, volunteered as a first aid responder, and was vice-president of the UBC neuroscience club. Last summer, Larissa started two projects: one to gather personal protective equipment donations and deliver them to frontline workers in rural areas, and another to promote intercultural learning through food.

Larissa is completing an honours degree in cellular, anatomical, and physiological sciences at UBC, and worked part-time during her studies. She plans to enter the Integrated Program in Neuroscience at McGill.