2020 Constantine-Yorkville Virtual Run
2020 Constantine-Yorkville
Virtual Run
September 19th, 2020 (or 26th if raining)

Welcome Summer GEM Interns (Part 2)

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January 16, 2023

Today, we are welcoming our two summer interns who are from the Canada Summer Youth Employment Program!

Sara Malhotra, Canada Summer Youth Employment

Hi everyone! My name is Sara and I am a recent graduate from the University of Toronto where I jointly specialized in Economics and Political Science.

Being an international student in Canada, I have used my experiences to shape my dynamic perception of the world and to constructively challenge the status quo by being inquisitive and action oriented.

I previously worked at the Canadian Urban Institute as a Policy Intern where I conducted research and analysis on sustainable technology, urban community building and business analysis. I also recently served at the University of Toronto Mississauga Students Union as the Vice-President, Internal where I combined my interests for financial management with community activism.

Having an interdisciplinary educational background and a diverse range of work experience, I have become skilled in researching policy, conducting data analysis, and issuing policy briefs. I love to play chess and have a concerning addiction to desserts! I spend my free time listening to new music and trying out different cuisines of food around GTA.

I am excited to join GEM as a Program and Policy Intern this summer where I will be focusing on developing policies and processes, and supporting a Longitudinal Assessment of GEM alumnae.

Sidrah Zafar, Canada Summer Youth Employment

Hello, my name is Sidrah and I’m a summer intern at GEM. I’ve recently completed my undergraduate degree in health sciences at the University of Ottawa, and I will be starting my master’s degree in public health at Queen’s University this fall.  

I believe that health encompasses more than physical wellbeing. Through my studies, I’ve learned that health outcomes are affected by various social determinants that often have compounding impacts on different members of society.

I recently participated in a research study on the health needs of Liberian women and girls. Because of this work, I am now determined in focusing my career goal on using health data for equitable access to health resources and services for those most marginalized in our communities.

I enjoy all things chocolate and music and believe that a great cup of coffee has the potential to really brighten up my day. I love painting and drawing my favourite characters from Lion King, and I will never refuse an invite for all-you-can-eat sushi.

I am excited to be working at GEM this summer where I will be researching health issues impacting GEMgirls, along with a longitudinal assessment report of GEM alumnae. It is a privilege to work at an organization like GEM that allows talented girls to 'stand in their power' and realize their potential.

Welcome to the GEM team, Sara and Sidrah!

Support #TeamGEM at this year’s Yorkville Virtual Run!

This year, the Yorkville Run will be held virtually from September 13th to September 27th, 2020. Below are the different ways you can participate and support us this year.

1) REGISTER TO Run or Walk with #TEAMGEM

Together, from the safety and comfort of our own neighbourhoods (or anywhere you choose, as long as it abides social distancing rules) we will be RUNNING or WALKING for #TeamGEM on September 19th, 2020 (or on September 26th if it’s raining).

Click here to register

All registered participants will receive a Premium Race Kit and customized Starter's Medal.

To prove your participation, you must do one of the following:

  • Record your run by using our custom Starter's Medal and/or a GPS App such as STRAVA, ASICS RUN KEEPER, or NIKE PLUS and submit your time and a photo of your time to your Race Roster profile.
  • Post a selfie/run photo or video taken during or after your run on Facebook or Instagram and follow @YorkvilleRun and tag ​#TeamGEM, #YorkvilleRun, and #Constantine5K. There are several partner prizes to be won!

We have a roster of GEMgirls who would like to run for #TeamGEM. Donate now to help them register!

3) Donate to a #teamGEM runner

If you can't make it, you can also support a #TEAMGEM runner.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, September 8th
to Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Race Kit Pick-up. Participants will be notified via email where in Yorkville you can pick up your race kit.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Virtual Event Kick-Off. Join the Constantine Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Kick-Off by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Run or walk anytime, anywhere for #TeamGEM!
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
#TeamGEM's back up day should weather prevent the run on the 19th.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
at 5:00 PM
Winners of the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s fundraising prizes will be determined.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Join the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Closing Ceremony by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live. Hear from our partners and share in the run's exciting fundraising achievement! Fundraising prizes will also be rewarded.

Your support at the Constantine-Yorkville Run this year will raise awareness and funds for the GEM program, which directly impacts young women in our communities and gives them the skills and tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for supporting mentorship!

Questions? Contact us at info@girlsementorship.com


Share your participation and support on social media! You can retweet/share GEM’s run postings or use our branded material for the run.

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