UACSask is a non-partisan team of advocates whose mission is to ensure that women, non-binary individuals, and anyone who can get pregnant receives full coverage for contraception by the Government of Saskatchewan. Access to contraception is a human right, and it is our goal to minimize the cost barrier involved in accessing this essential service.
Meet The Team
Adrian is a medical student at the University of Saskatchewan who is passionate about advocating for women’s health, harm reduction, and immigrant and refugee health. He has co-founded and led other groups at the University of Saskatchewan addressing these issues and has experience with both grassroots and political advocacy at municipal, provincial, and national levels. Adrian hopes to become a family physician or emergency medicine physician when he graduates and looks forward to continuing to serve these vulnerable populations through his work. Adrian enjoys music, writing, travelling, and trying out new sports/activities.
Kalea is a medical student at the University of Saskatchewan who is passionate about improving accessibility to medical care for all. She completed an Honours degree in Health Studies in where she fostered an interest in health advocacy. Through volunteer work and various interest groups she has witnessed the effect these inequities have on our population and hopes to be able to make even a small impact on these issues. Kalea has joined UACSask to bring attention to the importance of universal access to contraception. Outside of medicine she enjoys travel, time with friends, cooking, yoga, and any new adventure.
Wardah is a first-year medical student at the University of Saskatchewan and is passionate about the value of public policy in effecting change and improving health outcomes in her community. Wardah has her BAH in Political Studies and a Certificate in Indigenous Governance which further inspired her involvement with advocacy in medicine. Wardah hopes to work in public health or in a field related to women’s health like OBS/GYN or family medicine. Wardah enjoys everything outdoors, making oatmeal, and reading non-fiction!
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Brynne is a medical student at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) passionate about women’s and reproductive health. After completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at the U of S, Brynne remained at the U of S for her undergraduate medical training. As a first year medical student, Brynne has been a member of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group, Association of Women Surgeons SK Chapter, and the Geriatric Interest Group. Outside of school, Brynne enjoys reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, and long walks outdoors.
Natisha Thakkar was born and raised in Saskatchewan where she completed a B.Sc. Honours in Physiology and Pharmacology at the U of S prior to entering medical school. She had always known she wanted to pursue medicine, with a keen interest in women’s health and reproductive rights. Natisha has held leadership roles on numerous undergraduate groups and is currently an executive member of the Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan (SMSS). She plans to pursue a career in either Obstetrics and Gynecology or Plastic Surgery, with a focus on breast reconstruction and gender affirming care. Natisha maintains balance in her life through dance, reading and travelling.