Helen McCrae Award 2021 – Arica Hsu from Langara College

As an immigrant and trans woman of color, Arica’s lived experiences have given her insight in how the education and healthcare systems (including the healthcare professionals it produces) can be improved to better help, support, and protect people like herself. In addition to volunteering for various social and advocacy committees, she provides support for the homeless community in Vancouver.   Arica’s career goal is to decrease barriers that prevent queer and other under represented people from accessing culturally safe care and succeeding in society.