Our Team

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JEREMIAH PHILIPS

Co-Founder & President

Jeremiah is a third year student at the University of British Columbia. Throughout Jeremiah’s life, he has gradually observed the increasing rates of marginalization and poverty rates in his travels in Greece, Egypt, as well as at home, in Vancouver, British Columbia. He feels that those who facing misfortune do not deserve to be in the position they are. It is for this reason, that Jeremiah decided to co-found Vision for Life. Jeremiah is ecstatic to see this initiative grow, and is confident that his team will help lead this endeavour to success.

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NISHI PARMAR

Director of Film

Nishi is a second year sciences student at the University of British Columbia. Nishi’s experience going to India has shaped her to become more empathetic towards the less fortunate. Seeing families with young children who can’t afford an education, sleeping on the streets with torn up clothes, and surviving on little food. She feels heartbroken and wishes to do anything she can to help those people in need. Nishi is always passionate to make a positive change in her community.

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BRODY LYONS

Director of Volunteer Services

Brody is a second year science student studying Biology at the University of British Columbia. Growing up in Vancouver and volunteering with other local organizations like the Vancouver Virology Center Society, he has spent time on the Downtown Eastside and has seen the poverty rate unceasingly increase over the years. Brody has since put forth much of his time in becoming active and connecting with the impoverished minorities in his community anyway possible to make a difference in their lives. The poverty on the Downtown Eastside is still an extremely prominent issue and it demonstrates just how important a non-profit organization like the Vision for Life Foundation truly is.

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RICHARD WANG

Co-Founder & President

Richard is a third year Science student at the University of British Columbia. Growing up in an immigrant household, he grew up watching his parents take on tough jobs and work long hours to battle against the consistent finance struggles that his family had to face. Such experiences as a kid made him more attentive to the poverty issues both within Vancouver and around the world. Experiencing poverty first hand created empathy towards the adversities that the marginalized individuals go through on a daily basis. This gave him the motivation to start Vision for Life. Richard sees great potential in this organization and believes that it will significantly change the lives of many in the future.

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Eva Yueng

Director of Public Relations

Eva is a grade 11 student at Britannia Secondary School. She has always been passionate about empowering others through youth-led activism. Growing up in the Downtown Eastside her whole life,  she has seen the struggles of poverty in her community on a daily basis. Eva looks forward to becoming more active by connecting and working with marginalized communities. She aims to bring new insight to youth and continue making a positive impact through her time here at Vision For Life.