National Youth Engagement Team 2019
Michael Batas - Calgary, AB
Michael Batas is a first year student at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. A proud member of his local and global community, he founded the Michael Batas Environmental Stewardship Scholarship at age 9 with a goal of raising awareness among youth around environmental activism. Furthering his community service focus, he has achieved the Bronze, Silver and Gold qualifications of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.
Internationally, Michael has represented Canada on the 2015 Vimy Pilgrimage Award and the 2017 International Air Cadet Exchange. In December 2017, Michael graduated from the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program having attained the highest rank after six and a half years of service. Michael has been a JTC Ambassador on Trade Missions to China, Hong Kong (2018), Peru (2019) , Malaysia and Singapore (2019), as well as APEC 2018 in Papua New Guinea, the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus in Iqaluit, Nunavut (2019) and the National Youth Ambassador Caucus (2019).
Milo Salem - Ottawa, ON
Milo is a Licensed TED-Ed Students Talks Leader and a Junior Team Canada (JTC) Ambassador who is keen to foster tangible change in the 21st century through diplomacy, and International Relations. As a GV graduate who represented his region as JTC Team Leader at the 2019 National Youth Ambassador Caucus, lead JTC Ambassador for the GV Youth+ Program, a GV spokesperson at Canada's first-ever Youth Summit hosted by the RT Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and a Project Coordinator for the first-ever JTC Digital Citizen Ambassador Summit. A member of the GV National Youth Engagement Team, Milo has crisscrossed the country to mentor a pool of talented young Canadians from Baie Verte, NL to Coquitlam, BC on how to nurture substantive change in their respective communities by utilizing their passions as a vehicle to drive their aspirations.
Kate Morency - Ottawa, ON
Kate Morency is a grade twelve student at St. Mother Teresa High School in Ottawa, heading to the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Business in the fall. She is a passionate young entrepreneur as well as an enthusiastic and positive leader. Kate has a passion for business and international relations. She participated in the Ontario Summer Company Program where she ran her own business, competed in the Ottawa U Perfect Pitch Competition and Sprott Business Case Competition, and volunteered as the VP of Entrepreneurship with the Titans Den Business Club. Kate attended the 2018 and 2019 National Youth Ambassador Caucus’ and accompanied Global Vision as a Junior Team Canada Ambassador in 2019 on the mission to Peru. She looks forward to representing her country on the mission to Southeast Asia.
Carson Baker - Brockville, ON
Carson Baker is an 18 year-old student from Brockville, Ontario entering his first year of Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa. Through his career in high school, he pushed himself to leadership roles, eventually becoming the co-Prime Minister of his Student Council and Co-President of his school's humanitarian club. He is a passionate, driven, and hardworking advocate for issues relating to mental health, water, and human rights. He wishes to pursue a career in the field of medicine, however, is also intrigued international relations and diplomacy. Carson’s work with Global Vision includes a trade mission to Peru, where he represented companies in the Canadian water treatment sector, participation as a team in both the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus and the National Youth Ambassador Caucus, assisting with a special assignment at the 2019 Canada Youth Summit, and he is currently preparing to participate in the 2019 Junior Team Canada mission to Southeast Asia. Carson is very excited to continue his work with Global Vision through the summer of 2019, helping facilitate and organize different Global Vision programs moving forward.