Keisha St. Louis-McBurnie
Keisha is a currently pursuing an Honours B.A. in Political Science and Urban Studies at the University of Toronto. As a CHFT Diversity Scholarship recipient, she is particularly passionate about volunteer work, community engagement, and urban politics. While acting on the executive of the Victoria University Student’s Administrative Council (VUSAC) Equity Commission, Keisha used equity practices to create positive and inclusive spaces for students to ensure that they had equal access to resources. She is currently the Vice-Director for the Standing Committee on Municipal Affairs for the University of Toronto’s Model Parliament (UTMP) where one of her main focuses will be homelessness and affordable housing. This will involve reflecting on and evaluating what roles government, local organizations and civil society play in ameliorating these housing issues with youth from all over the GTA.
With a passion for local issues involving Indigenous peoples and marginalized groups, Keisha hopes to focus her future work on social issues regarding housing, community and city development with a Masters in Urban Planning.