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Eva Habib

Starting a career in public health during a pandemic

With one course remaining, Eva’s career in public health began sooner than she expected, during a global pandemic. “It was like being thrown in at the deep end,” she says. “Luckily, I’m still swimming!”

It’s been quite the journey for the Eva. From her initial indecision about her career direction, to discovering and enrolling in UVic’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program, receiving validation in the form of the James and Philippa Kerr Scholarship in Public Health, then moving straight from a practicum to a job coordinating projects for Fraser Health’s Emergency Operations Center and Infection Prevention and Control related to COVID-19.

“The opportunity to work for a health authority during a pandemic is a crystal-clear sign that I made the right career choice,” says Eva.

Evelyn and her aunt and grandmother

Improving the immigrant experience

The John Shields Scholarship in Public Administration helped Evelyn give voice to vulnerable immigrants, whose experiences echo her own family's arrival in Canada a decade ago.

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Supporting students during the pandemic

So far, you've donated over $100k (and counting) to the COVID-19 Emergency Bursary, ensuring we can respond to the applications from students that pour in daily. Whether you’re a past donor or someone who’s donated in response to this crisis, your support is helping the UVic community get through these challenging times. Thank you.

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