Meet the Team

co-chair

Bisma ALI  

Hi! I’m Bisma and I am in grade 12 at Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School. After high school I plan to go into either biomedical engineering or nursing. I’ve always believed that everyone has the ability to make a change and have their voice heard in their community, no matter their age, gender or ethnicity.  By joining the UYC I’ve been able to give back to my community in so many different ways, as well as meet so many new and interesting people; people who I’d see every day but never talk to. By giving back, I’m not only able to physically help people, but I’m able to bring joy and smiles to so many faces, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences that I’ve ever had. The youth council is not only somewhere you can come to volunteer, but it’s somewhere where you make friends, where you make family.

Katie BURT

CO-CHAIR

Hello! My name is Katie and I am in grade 12 at Unionville High School. This is my fourth year as a member in the Unionville Youth Council and I am so excited to take on an executive position. At the moment, I am unsure of what I would like to pursue in post secondary education, however I love both the Sciences and Liberal Arts. Since joining the council, I have truly seen the value of working in local communities first hand. I have made many friends over the years in council, and I enjoy learning from my fellow members. Through volunteering opportunities, I have realized that all individuals can make a positive impact on others, if they choose to be passionate and determined.

Sharon TAI

VICE co-chair

Hi! My name is Sharon and I’m a 12th grade student at Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School. As I move on from high school, I plan on pursuing a career in Business. No matter how hectic my schedule can become, I have always made sure to give back to my community as I recognize how important it is. Being a part of this amazing team has helped further my impact on the community around me and help those in need. While being on this council, I have been able to see the happiness and joy it brings not only the people we are helping, but to me and my friends on the council. This experience has been the most memorable and rewarding ones and I’m so thankful to be able to share it with an amazing group of people. 

Ehsha VIG

SECRETARY

Hi! My name is Ehsha and I am in grade 11 at Milliken Mills High School. As I begin to further explore my passions of public speaking, writing and science, I hope to see myself focusing my learnings and curiosity in medicine. Unionville Youth Council has allowed me to grow and reach out to people to truly make a difference. This group is full of people with big hearts and aspiring minds who work to bring smiles and hope to the youth, seniors and less fortunate people both locally and globally. I am so excited to embark on this new role on UYC and can’t wait for another amazing year to work with this amazing team to create change. 

Samuel BAI

VICE co-chair

Hi! I'm Samuel and I am currently a grade 11 student at Milliken Mills High School. This is my third year on the council and it's an honour to take up an executive position. After graduating, I plan on entering the double major business and computer science program at Waterloo which I was inspired to pursue after being a part of this council and realizing the passion I have for solving problems. By joining the Unionville Youth Council, I have learnt that it is our obligation, as members of a community, to aid in addressing its issues and needs, especially when this community has given us so much as we were growing up.

Andrew AU

PUBLICITy

Hello! I'm Andrew and I'm a grade 11 student at St. Brother Andre CHS.  After high school, I hope to further my passion for the social sciences and humanities. When I first joined the council, I was curious about what the council was about and did not know what to expect. As the years go on, I have realized that this council is so much more than a local youth group. From face-painting pokemon at the Spring Carnival to messing around at Markham Idol's photobooth, I have had so many memorable experiences with UYC. Being a member has shown me the benefits of volunteering and helped me realize the importance of giving back to the community. I am so grateful to be able to get involved in my community as part of this wonderful group.

Don ROE  

SUPERVISOR