Dr. Priscila Uppal

CAN Fund Board of Directors
-York University Professor, Poet and Fiction Writer
-Among her publications are eight collections of poetry.
-Work published internationally; translated into Croatian, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Korean and Latvian.
-First ever Poet-in-Residence at the CAN Fund Athlete House during the Vancouver Games as well as the Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament in 2011.

Think of someone who has impacted your life. Share 3 words on who they are to you.
Richard Teleky – Decent, Determined, Dedicated.

Share 3 words to describe what CAN Fund is to you.
Inspiring, Supportive, Celebratory.

What is your favourite quote or words to live by?
Make every day a poem.

Share 2-3 things you are grateful for.
Wonderful friends, creativity and opportunities to learn.

What is the best advice you ever received?
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
To trust my instincts and bet on my talents.

Why are you proud to be Canadian?
Because I am participating in one of the greatest experiments of the last millennium!