Sujane Kandasamy is currently a Vanier Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact at McMaster University and the Co-founder of The Starfish Canada. She is passionate about Indigenous health, immigrant health, science communication, building collaborative community-research partnerships, and advancing mixed-methods research methodologies.
The Starfish Canada, a pan-Canada charity celebrates and amplifies environmental stories from across the country. Through her work with The Starfish, Sujane has been working with various school boards, community partners, and local collectives to strengthen environmental conversations and solutions-based thinking/problem solving among students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. She is especially passionate about working with youth to develop dialogue around how environmental issues intersect with the many other components of our society–health, economics, politics, culture, and peace.