Karen Young, Specialist Psychology Co-op / Major Health Studies, is named as a 2015 3M National Student Fellow.
The 3M National Student Fellowship Award was introduced in 2012 to honour undergraduate students in Canada who have demonstrated qualities of outstanding leadership and who embrace a vision where the quality of their educational experience can be enhanced in academia and beyond.
Karen co-founded & co-chaired TEDxUTSC, the first campus-wide TEDx event at the University of Toronto. To minimize the academic disparity that exists with UofT’s outstanding mental health research and suffering student mental health, Karen founded Minds Matter Magazine (MMM), UofT’s first mental health magazine by students for students, their friends, and family. In partnership with the Arts & Science Co-op Office and the Department of Psychology, Karen is working towards fulfilling her second and final co-op term with MMM. Representing UTSC at the tri-campus level, Karen currently serves as a Board of Director on The Varsity – Canada’s largest student newspaper catering to over 80,000 students. Concerned with making the right decisions, Karen is currently investigating cognitive biases underlying strategic decision-making under the thesis supervision of Drs. Gerald Cupchik and Michelle Hilscher.