Dec. 1, 2022

'When I became an advocate for myself, I became an advocate for others'

Undergraduate student and leader Shaziah Jinnah Morsette shares her story for UCalgary's Campus Mental Health Strategy


Shaziah Jinnah Morsette hit several rough patches during her undergrad degree, from the substantial drop in her grades during her second year, to receiving an ADHD diagnosis. After getting support from her therapist, learning more about and accepting her own neurodiversity, and exploring her passions, she became an advocate for others as well, now serving as the 80th vice-president academic with the Students’ Union.

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