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York U alumnus Yaakov Green

Alumni Spotlight: Yaakov Green (BSc '17)

Yaakov has been an agent of positive change since his time at York when he co-founded the Random Acts of Kindness Project with the mission of spreading positivity across campus and promoting an inclusive environment for York students. Now a now a fifth-year MD/MBA student at Yale University, he continues to actively contribute to his community.

Learn more about how Yaakov is dedicating his career to solving structural issues in healthcare.

York U alumnus Mahad Shahzad

Alumni Spotlight: Mahad Shahzad (BBA '20)

Inspired by his grandparents to help alleviate loneliness amongst seniors, Schulich alumnus Mahad Shahzad founded Chatting to Wellness during his first year of university. Now a national social enterprise, the organization fights to improve mental health amongst the elderly by connecting hundreds of volunteers with seniors across Canada who are looking for someone to talk to. 

Learn more about how Mahad is creating positive change for seniors in Canada.

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