What is Global Citizenship? What does it mean to be a Global Citizen? First year International Relations student at the University of British Columbia, Sameer Esmail, brings his wealth of experience through Rotary and other global service agencies to explore these definitions and understand why the world needs more global citizens. Sameer will speak about the need for young people to immerse themselves in the global environment, at the Rotary District 5040 2020 Vision Conference, April 24 to 26, 2020, at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver.
Sameer will call on his experience through Rotary’s Adventures in Citizenship, Model United Nations, and other educational forums to communicate how he has grown his own sense of global citizenship. He will also speak on the importance for young people to immerse themselves in the global environment, answer the call to become a global citizen, and take responsibility for the planet on which we live.
As a global citizen, Sameer is not only studying International Relations at UBC, he has been working extensively within his community to enhance student voice and raise awareness of global issues.
Sameer’s passions range from debate to politics to geography. Sameer has represented his community on a national scale at Rotary’s Adventures in Citizenship and at Forum for Young Canadians.
Sameer has also worked on a recent community service mission in Ecuador, worked with local elected officials, and represented his high school graduating class as Valedictorian. Most recently, Sameer took on the role of Junior Team Canada Ambassador on the 2019 Global Vision Trade Mission to Malaysia and Singapore.