Toronto COVID-19 strategist wins RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award
October 2, 2020
By Toronto News
When Krishana Sankar immigrated to Canada from Guyana as a teenager, along with her mother and two younger sisters, she immediately took on the role of surrogate parent, helping the family make important decisions and settle into their new home.
Sankar’s drive to be of service to others never faded. Instead, it carried her through high school, university and postgraduate studies to COVID-19 Resources Canada, where she now serves as operational strategist.
Sankar is also an award-winning, published doctoral fellow in the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine, specializing in treatments for Type 1 diabetes, and founder of GradWriteSlack, an online writing and mental health support group for graduate students writing their theses.
“What drives me is knowing I can be useful, using my skills to be useful and give back,” she said. “I’m passionate about science and I want to use those skills as best I can to make society a better place. It’s not something I think about consciously, it’s just something I’ve gravitated to over the years.”