Akanksha Ganguly

Akanksha Ganguly

Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Cell and Systems Biology

Alongside the Classroom

  • Research Opportunity Program
  • Ministry of Health internship
  • Local Health Integration Network internship
  • Volunteer at Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Volunteer at Sick Kids Hospital
  • Research Assistant at Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Research Student at Sick Kids Hospital
Outside the Classroom

  • Co-President: Student Buddy
  • Chief of Operations and Co-Chair: Ontario Model World Health Organization
  • Member, First Year Learning Community (Woodsworth College)
  • Festival of Dance Performer and Choreographer
  • Member, Bollywood Dance Club
  • Co-founder, S.E.E.D.S.
Further Education

  • Master’s of Public Health with specialization in Health Promotion, University of Toronto, 2015
  • Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling Program, (Expected Graduation: 2021), Reg. Psychotherapist
Career Accomplishments

  • Worked as a Public Affairs Coordinator for the Public Affairs and Government Relations Department at the Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Worked as a Coordinator at Cancer Care Ontario
  • Worked as a Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Worked as a Resident at the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
  • Worked on a food-security initiative between FoodShare Toronto and Flemingdon Health Centre
  • Currently the Secretariat for the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance
  • Her additional interests include addressing health inequities in vulnerable populations due to lack of resource accessibility and availability, which she is able to do as the Co-Founder and CEO of Supporting Education, Empowerment and Development through Science (S.E.E.D.S.).

“Life might seem stressful and uncertain sometimes, but it’ll be okay. It’s hard not to compare yourself to others sometimes, especially those who might seem to be doing better academically, socially, etc. But know that you and your journey is different. You have your own amazing strengths to offer this world, so focus on trying to figure out what those strengths and passions are and let that be your guide.”