Derrick is a 4th year undergraduate student in the School of Community and Public Affairs (he is also a member of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute). Majoring in First Peoples studies and minoring in Women's studies, he currently volunteers with the Union for Gender Empowerment and is sitting on the board of directors of the Concordia Co-op Bookstore.
“I choose Concordia because they are currently the only English university that offers a major in First Peoples studies,” Derrick explains. “As a future social worker, I feel that decolonization, including in the academia, is an important process to be actively involved in.”
“Being named a Scholar has significant meaning to me as a disabled student. This award encourages me to continue my educational career and believe in my accomplishments.”