Omar Chu was born and raised in the “Burquitlam” area before setting off to the University of Bradford to acquire a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Peace Studies. In Bradford, he became interested in migration issues as he became involved with several refugee organisations including serving as the General Secretary of the University of Bradford Union Student Action for Refugees Society. He also joined the Student Union’s Amnesty International society, became a mentor with PeaceJam UK, and helped organise the Media and Conflict Interchange and the Peace Studies Department’s Gender Day. Aside from volunteering and schoolwork, he played for, coached, and helped run the university ice hockey club. Having returned to British Columbia, he is now attempting to jump head-first into making his community and the world a better place.
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