Christina Hassan: United College Young Alumni Award

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Christina Hassan with Principal Rick Myers

United College alumnus Christina Hassan was presented with the Young Alumni Award at a special ceremony in Calgary on April 26, 2023. Fellow alumni, family, friends, and United College staff, gathered to pay tribute to Christina’s accomplishments.    

The Young Alumni Award recognizes leadership, volunteerism, and lifelong learning.

While completing her BSc in Health Studies Christina Hassan spent a co-op term working in an administrative capacity with a university and hospital network in Uganda and tragically witnessed many women and babies die unnecessarily during delivery.  

When she returned to campus Christina joined GreenHouse at United College and eventually co-founded FullSoul Canada with her future husband Hyder. Drawing on their experiences as Rotarians, their educational backgrounds and the resources provided by GreenHouse Christina and Hyder built a team and raised funds to deliver medical kits and expertise to Ugandan maternal health clinics with the potential to prevent thousands of deaths annually.  

Christina went on to complete a master’s degree in public health at Waterloo, followed by a law degree at the University of Calgary and is now an Associate with VanderLeek Law in Calgary specializing in estate law.  

Her philanthropic work and volunteerism have led Christina to be recognized with many awards including the Faculty of Health Young Alumni Award 2015, Avenue Magazine Calgary Top 40 Under 40, Rotary International United Nations People of Action Young Innovator Award, YMCA International Peace Medallion and Terry Fox Humanitarian Award.  

Congratulations, Christina! You are an incredible part of the United College community.