Jasjot Kaur Deol: FHS Award for Outstanding Community Service
Jasjot Kaur Deol is passionate about delivering quality service. She is empathetic and respectful to those around her and believes that it is this spirit that drives her towards a career in healthcare, mitigating social inequities, and life-long learning.
Her appreciation for the role research has in driving change led her to her own project: understanding the mental health help-seeking differences between ethnic minority and non-minority children, and producing policy implications to increase cultural competency in primary care. Alongside her undergraduate journey, she also realized her interests in entrepreneurship through working on projects, including the International Women’s Day Gala.
Deol’s way of relaxing changes as she grows; currently, it is watching family TV, reading a book, or spending time outside in her backyard. Her message to those around her (including herself) is to not give up even when it gets hard; this time will pass and you will see its rewards.