SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Departmental Council. University of Waterloo. 2019

As the graduate representative for the School of Environment, Enterprise,and Development, I represented the interests of graduate students at the departmental level. This included voicing student concerns as well as disseminating important information regarding the governance of department.

Search Committee. University of Waterloo. 2019

As the student representative for the School Advisory Committee on Appointments, I participated in the interview and deliberation process for three candidates applying for a tenure track position at the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development.

Graduate Committee. Waterloo Institute for Complexity Innovation. 2019

As a member of WICI’s steering committee, our mandate is to increase student and faculty involvement in complexity research at the University of Waterloo. Our responsibilities include hosting several workshops in partnership with the University and Canadian Society for Ecological Economics, which will lay the foundation for the development of a certification program. Our responsibility also includes the design and implementation of a special issue journal on the ‘State(s) of Complexity’.

Subject Matter Expert. Fossil Free Waterloo, Responsible Investing and Divestment. 2018

As an executive member of Fossil Free UW, I oversee developments regarding the financial case for divesting the University of Waterloo’s pensions and endowments from the fossil fuel industry. In collaboration with the University’s Responsible Investment Working Group, I calculated the financial losses incurred from fossil fuel investments, examined the legal repercussions of fiduciary duty in the context of climate risk, and addressed the University’s Board of Governors urging them to vote in favour of improved environmental, social, and governance factors in their financial decisions.

Faculty Council. University of Waterloo. 2015

As the graduate student representative for the Environment Faculty Council, I represented the interests of students at the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development. This included voicing student concerns as well as disseminating important information regarding the governance of the environment faculty.