Yina Shan

Contact: yina.shan@hotmail.com
Country of Origin: Canada
Institution: University of Toronto
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Yina Shan was born in China and later settled on Turtle Island, where she resides. She is in her 1st year of the two-year MPH program in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health, located on the traditional territory of the Mississauga of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. She co-leads the 2020 Planetary Health Campus Ambassadors at the University of Toronto, alongside Victoria and Meghan. She is currently organizing a campaign to engage students in provincial and/or federal environmental and climate policy issues through a planetary health lens. A few of these issues include the removal of the cap-and-trade program in Ontario and pipeline construction on unceded Indigenous lands in Western Canada. She has had the opportunity to work on research and advocacy projects related to water remediation, urban heat islands, landfills, and university sustainability. Her interests converge in healthy public policy and systems thinking, and she hopes to ground her learning and practice in decolonization, health equity, and community mobilization. Her hobbies include; hiking, creative writing, dabbling on the piano, and consuming baked goods (especially donuts.)

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