Throughout his school career, David has shown exemplary leadership. He was recognized by the City of Nanaimo with the Junior Citizen of the Year Award for his wide-ranging school and extracurricular activities. Now at the University of British Columbia, he has been elected president of the Coordinated Science Program and has served as a student councillor with the Alma Mater Society. He was instrumental in setting up the UBC chapter of Students Offering Support, a national network of student volunteers. David was Chief Operating Officer of the World Model United Nations conference, held this past March in Vancouver, attended by over 2,000 student delegates. David is an outstanding ambassador for youth in British Columbia.