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Dolma Tsundu wins 2020 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Student award 

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Dolma Tsundu, recipient of the 2020 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Student Award (Photo- UBC)
Dolma Tsundu, recipient of the 2020 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Student Award (Photo- UBC)

By Choekyi Lhamo

DHARAMSHALA, June 12: Tibetan origin Canadian student, Dolma Tsundu from the University of British Columbia (UBC) won the 2020 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Student award on Thursday. Dolma Tsundu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Flutter Wear (flutterwear.com), a tech company that promotes a positive and informed pregnancy experience for expectant mothers.

Dolma is an integrated engineering student at UBC and has pursued projects and initiatives that promote freedom for diverse groups in Canada and around the world. In 2018, she was selected as the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation’s Ambassador for her work with underrepresented groups in engineering.

“I am a Tibetan-Canadian woman. My grandparents were Tibetan refugees in India, which is also where both of my parents immigrated from. While I have made conscious decisions not to make my ethnic and racial background a focal point of my academic and professional experiences, I am still learning what this means for me moving forward as a creator and an advocate,” Dolma remarked on her achievements in her UBC’s graduate profile.

She also said that her desire to live with compassion and to promote human rights and protect individual freedoms have been influenced by her Tibetan identity. “My family’s stories have also pushed me to fight for what I want and what I believe in, which I imagine will continue to permeate all areas of my life,” she noted. She also led outreach initiatives for young women and girls across the university where collective efforts to fight for causes they care for and to envision themselves as innovators have been the most prominent.

She has also been a coach for the Special Olympics since 2011, through which she has helped Canadian athletes with intellectual disabilities build the skills and confidence to excel at the National and World Games. “Dolma prioritizes community involvement, and values compassion, initiative, and humility,” stated on the award recipients’ list.

 

 

 

5 Responses

  1. Best wishes and Congratulations to you for ever.Tashi Delek and we the Tibetans around the world are very proud of you.Excellent Karma.

  2. Way to go Dolma. I’m sure you’re folks are very proud of you because you sure have made the entire Tibetan population very proud. Best wishes with the company.

  3. Congratulations.
    Any Tibetan that goes out and achieve anything makes me proud. Tashi Delek. Keep reaching for the stars.

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