Growing up in Nepal, iChange co-presenter Urusha Kansakar witnessed opportunities for social innovation first hand, as her country faced political instability, economic upheaval, and devastating earthquakes. Starting her Master of Professional Accounting with CQUni Melbourne in 2016, she’s loved taking new opportunities to grow her social impact and to share her passion with other students.
What does social innovation mean to you?
To me, it’s understanding your society’s need by being empathetic and designing an innovative idea that could serve the society in the long term.
What was a recent highlight of your life?
I received CQUni scholarship to attend the Ashoka U Exchange social innovation conference that is happening in Boston in April!
What is your favourite book of all time?
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
This weekend is free – what do you do?
Wake up late, eat a good brunch, stroll around the City and lastly end up in Starbucks reading a book with my favourite green tea frappuccino.
If you could solve any social issue in your community, what would you tackle first?
Unemployment – I hope to establish a social enterprise where I can employ women who are financially disadvantaged.
What is a motto or phrase that you live by?
Step out of the comfort zone and work hard!
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
What is the best thing about being at CQUni for you?
Meeting new friends every time I am on campus, and sharing stories with students from all over the world. Studying at CQUni changes your life because apart from your studies, there are so many opportunities to help you discover yourself and help you to become what you want to be.