David Kim (2014)

Kim, DavidAffiliation at the time of the award: University of British Columbia

Citation: David believes in empowering and fostering a sense of global responsibility in those around him. He achieves this with involvements in the community such as founding UBC Students Offering Support with fellow students raising more than $50,000 in the past 4 years. Passionate about improving access to education, David subsequently went to Nicaragua to help build an elementary school with the funds they raised. David was the Chief Operating Officer of the World Model United Nations Conference in 2012 which brought together over 2,300 student leaders from 70 countries across the globe to Vancouver. During the weeklong conference, David and his team inspired leaders around the world to implement positive changes in their respective communities through discourse and calls to action. In addition, David was elected to serve as one of the directors of the UBC Alma Mater Society representing over 46,000 students, volunteered as a piano instructor for marginalized youth, does research at the UBC Department of Urologic Sciences, and teaches taekwondo in the community with proceeds going towards charities. Currently, David is a medical student at UBC hoping to specialize in emergency medicine and is excited to make a positive impact in global health in the future.