May Lim

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), International Development Studies (Economics), Minor in Politics, Law, and Society, and Chinese • McGill University


May spent seven semesters at McGill University studying government policy, international relations, law and economics, and a semester abroad in Shanghai to further her minor in Chinese language. Sustainability and environmentalism have always been key underlying themes of her academics, but they came into the limelight in her final year, during which she devised a renewable energy startup in class and co-launched a student Cleantech consulting non-profit, GREIEN.

Her co-op in Shanghai at an eco-friendly co-working space startup, as well as being surrounded by many other start-ups and inspirational individuals, helped reinforce her passion of wanting to positively contribute to a global change (including climate change). May’s love for creative solutions and the sustainability field’s infinite supply of new opportunities have led her to the University of Toronto’s MScSM program. Specifically, her interests lie at the cross section of how public policy can foster more and better innovation and how businesses can profit from sustainable management. 

Outside of school, May has actively engaged with McGill’s Model United Nations community and student journalism, such as serving as Senior Editor on McGill International Review for two years. Before joining the program, she worked as a project manager at Canada Cleantech Alliance under its Secretariat, and as an Assistant Director of Marketing at Canada-China International Film Festival. May's undergraduate thesis was on Creative Economy's chilling effects on government corruption. 

May's MScSM Internship: Waterfront Toronto


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