Program: Environmental Arts and Justice (BES)
Year of study: 2nd year
High school or other academic institutions attended: Emily Carr Secondary School
Reason for choosing program: I chose to study Environmental Arts and Justice because this program combines my interests of sustainability and environmental issues with the arts and human rights. I wanted to learn how to incorporate my creative skills as an artist and a musician into my passion for the environment, all while advocating for social and environmental change.
Intentions for the future: In the future, I hope to pursue further education by going to law school or completing a Master's degree. I can see myself becoming an environmental or human rights lawyer given my interests in social and environmental justice. I would love to directly advocate for conservation and social justice through the law, and I feel as though this would be a great way to influence change through legislation and policy.
Favourite part of the program: My favourite part of the program is the creative and multidisciplinary approach to studying sustainability concepts. Taking many diverse environmental courses related to the arts, writing, history, and geography provides me with the intersectional knowledge I need to succeed in the future as an environmentalist. The Faculty provides many opportunities to students, allowing them to gain experiences and expand on their studies. For example, I work with the Ecological Footprint Initiative, which has developed my skills in a professional setting.