The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights’ Project Coordinator, Nirushaa Senthilnathan.
Nirushaa Senthilnathan is a Project Coordinator at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, having joined in June of 2017.
In 2016, prior to joining the Raoul Wallenberg Centre, she worked on a number of projects with Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education. Her human rights engagements in that regard included the second phase of a peace and reconciliation project in Sri Lanka, an International Human Rights Training program - including an annual conference bringing together grassroots activists and change makers from around the world - as well as various public engagement, fundraising, and sponsorship efforts.
In 2016, she was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a "Global Shaper" for her transformative work across multiple disciplines in pursuit of justice. In 2018, Nirushaa was elected the Curator of her Hub now running the Montreal Chapter of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Community. She mobilizes around 20 young leaders around projects under three themes: women’s empowerment, refugee integration and combatting discrimination – all focused on championing human rights in Montreal and around the world.
In 2018, she helped launch Main dans la Main Montreal, a non-profit which aims to destigmatize mental health within the Tamil and South Asian community at large. They seek to do this by offering workshops aimed at mindfulness and stress coping, building bridges through art and conversation and facilitating connection to mental health services and resources in Montreal.
She is a McGill University Alumnus having completed the Graduate program in Human Resources Management with Dean’s Honour Roll (2017) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with minors in Education and Behavioural Science (2015).