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Named one of Canada's Top 20 Under 20 young leaders, Jaxson is a project coordinator at Microsoft Canada and an undergraduate student at Huron University College at Western. Jaxson co-founded and is Program Director of the Young Diplomats of Canada, a federal non-profit that engages the country's top young professionals in global forums and opportunities. Jaxson co-founded and is the Chair of the Board of Student Voice Initiative, a federal non-profit which has successfully advocated for student leadership policies across the nation. Jaxson co-chairs the AstraZeneca Canada Young Health Program, a global community investment initiative which helps young Canadians in need deal with mental and physical health issues, and he co-founded The Globe and Mail Student Advisory Council, which informs and writes student-authored editorials for a national publication with a readership of more than 3.5 million. He has travelled to and conducted research in fifteen countries across four continents, including the UK, Belgium, Israel, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, and represented Canada at the United Nations in New York City and the G8 in London. Jaxson is a 3M National Student Fellow, an Ambassador of One Young World, and a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.

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In 2014, our team at TEDxEdmonton had the pleasure of seeing one of Canada's most outstanding emerging leaders, Jaxson Khan, speak to a crowd of over 400 people. One of the youngest speakers in our event's history, Jaxson delivered, speaking with poise and passion, showing us why our country's future is in good hands. Emerson Csorba, Chair

Queen's Conference on Philanthropy

Jaxson contributed significantly as a panelist at QCOP, using his experience in a variety of endeavours, and interacted well with the other panelists to bring a meaningful discussion to the delegates.Heather Evans, Conference Co-Chair

McMaster Student Leadership Conference

Jaxson spoke at the McMaster Student Leadership Conference in January 2014. His delivery was engaging and fresh and rather than speaking "down" to students, he spoke "with" them. The global experiences he shared left students inspired and with the motivation to "care to catalyze change in their community". Thank you Jaxson for exciting our students to reach out and change the world that they live in. Anna D'Angela, McMaster Students Union




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