The Toronto Team
Joey is a Grade 12 student in the Arts Unionville Program at Unionville High School where she majors in the Alto Saxophone. From a very young age, she developed a passion for the arts, and music in particular, which has motivated her to take piano lessons. As of now, she is not only playing piano as a hobby, but she also teaches at home privately and at an education center in Scarborough. Joey is not only passionate about music, but she also cares for entrepreneurship, sports and medicine. She displays an interest in the research and development of medicine and the composition of skin, with hopes of one day becoming a dermatologist. Aside from focusing on academics at school, she also finds time to participate in various extra-curricular activities such as her school’s wind ensemble, student council, wellness council, basketball, and youth organizations such as Change the World Markham. Ultimately, Joey not only aspires to be a kind, helping hand to others, but also a driven leader in her community. She believes that success always comes from hard work and that the first step to achieving any dream comes from having the mentality to set foot and try. Joey is extremely excited to work with some of the finest leaders in Toronto to make this year’s OMS experience extremely valuable for everyone!
Denesh is a Grade 12 student attending William Lyon Mackenzie CI for the Math and Computer Science Program (MaCS). He is heavily involved in his school community, being the president of both the Audio Visual Team and the Baycrest-Mackenzie Partnership while also being a part of DECA, HOSA and the Computer Programming Team. He’s also the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Auris, a youth-led startup that aims to improve hearing aids for the elderly. Currently, his team is working to create hearing aids that do not require charging by harnessing body heat and was recently awarded $5000 from SAGE Canada and Ryerson University to develop this project. Just like many of those involved in OMS, Denesh hopes to pursue a career in medicine, but also wants to apply his passion for computer science and engineering to help lead research in making medicine affordable and accessible to all those who need it. He is very excited to lead this year’s talented OMS Toronto team as one of the co-presidents and help make this year’s conference the most successful yet!
Shannon is a grade 11 student currently attending William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute. for the MaCS (Math and Computer Science) program in Toronto. Ever since she was young, Shannon’s goal in life was always to make other people happy. She loves making other people laugh, and she hopes to one day be able to make others smile everyday by helping people. In her extracurricular life, Shannon loves to use Graphic Design to get involved in varied activities in her community. Shannon is currently the Layout Designer for her school’s newspaper, the Graphic Designer for Target Alpha Ontario, and serves as the Marketing & Ad representative of both her school’s Athletic Council and Computer Programming team. In school, Shannon also competes with her school’s HOSA chapter and is an active member of her school’s Science club.
Finance and Corporate Relations Director
David is a Grade 12 student in the IB program at Bayview Secondary School. He is passionate about sports medicine, scientific exploration and innovative health technology. David loves being a part of community organizations that make a difference among driven students, and this is seen through his involvement with Youth Nation Alliance, City of Markham Aquatics and the Learning Disabilities Association. He was first exposed to the world of medicine through his participation in Cross Country, where he learned how to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Since then, he has continued to pursue his athletic ambitions and plans to compete at the upcoming 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. David also works in volunteer management with the Canada Running Series, where he was inspired from the determination of thousands of athletes. It motivates him to consistently strive for excellency in his work and lend a helping hand to others along the way. In the future, he plans to study sports medicine to help others realize their potentials and personal goals as an athlete. David is excited to work with this year’s OMS Toronto team to help build a network of passionate leaders in medicine!
Michal is a grade 11 student enrolled in the MaCS (math science and computer science) Program at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Ever since she was a little kid, Michal has known that she wanted to spend her life saving others’. Michal has a love for chemistry, biology, and research innovation. This summer, she was a summer Research Assistant in a myeloma-dedicated research laboratory at the MaRS Discovery District. Michal enjoys giving back to the community through volunteering at a local hospital and senior centre. She is very involved in extracurricular activities at her school including DECA and HOSA, winning awards through both organizations. Michal is also the vice president of her school’s science club which organizes an annual middle-school science olympics for Toronto students, as well as, competes at various university olympics such as McMaster, Western, and Guelph. Aside from the medical field, Michal has a great interest in business management and entrepreneurship. She is the co-founder and CEO of a science start-up called SpitStrips, whose mission is to save countless of lives by preventing drunk driving through an innovative product she created alongside her team. In her free time, Michal loves to travel, take scenic photos, and spend time with her family and friends. She believes that the field of medicine opens up the door to a myriad of opportunities, and that high school students should be aware of all these possible opportunities before they set out to make their career choices. Michal is very excited to work together with the entire OMS team to make this year’s OMS conference absolutely incredible!
Jessica Moreira is currently a grade 12 student in her second year of the International Baccalaureate Program at White Oaks Secondary School. With a passion to improve the lives of others, she plans to pursue a career in the medical field and is working towards her goal through her academics and extracurricular involvement. Hoping to make her community a better place, she volunteers at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and in various other events around her community such as the Oakville Children’s Festival and as a summer camp assistant at the Oakville Museum; completing over 250 volunteer hours. At school, she is an executive for her school’s National Honors Society and a co-president of her school’s HOSA chapter, hoping to inspire the next generation of like-minded individuals. Outside the classroom, she plays on her school’s field hockey team for the third year in a row, has a job at a local sports complex, and was in the past a REP volleyball player and a Youth Ambassador for Halton Region’s ChangeTheWorld Campaign. Jessica is always looking for exciting new opportunities to broaden her knowledge and that of others. Thus, she is excited to be the Logistics Director on this year’s OMS Toronto team and looks forward to meeting you at the 2018 conference!
Jason is a grade twelve student at William Lyon Mackenzie in the MaCS program. He is passionate about business, sports and technological innovation. He loves building products that people love and care about and hopes to impact the world through his passion for innovation. As the CEO of Auris, a hearing aid startup, Jason works to redesign the hearing aid experience for users. The world is experiencing an extreme shift in medicine when it comes to implementing technology and understanding these areas will lead to solving some of the most prevalent problems in the healthcare space. He wants to help impact lives through this new technological revolution. During his spare time, Jason enjoys playing basketball, travelling and learning machine learning algorithms. With his role as the logistics director of OMS Toronto, Jason aims to help ambitious and determined students discover their passions and build self-awareness. He loves meeting new people and encourages you to reach out on LinkedIn or email [email protected]