March 16, 2016
One of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, Wali Shah is a South Asian speaker & poet. As an artist, he’s an advocate for Bullying Prevention and Mental Wellness. Wali helped raise over 1 million dollars for United Way, and is also an ambassador for CrimeStoppers and Bell Let’s Talk. Wali’s been featured on MTV, The Toronto Star, and Huffington Post. And, he’s opened for Sarah McLachlan, and has even freestyled with hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar. .
“I left my life as I knew it,” Luke Anderson explained to Career Buzz listeners (Feb. 24, 2016) about the day of his mountain biking accident. “All of a sudden I was introduced to a world that’s not well suited to someone who uses a wheelchair.”
Luke’s frustration with the lack of accessibility led him to found Stopgap Foundation which builds ramps for single-step storefronts and raises awareness about barriers in our built environment. Listen to the podcast to hear how Luke used his passion to navigate his transition away from an engineering firm toward his life’s work.