CNE Undergraduate Fellowship

October 19, 2022

As part of the 2022 Catalyst Program, PWIAS partnered with the Climate Hub at UBC to provide a Climate and Nature Emergency Undergraduate Fellowship for students interested in expanding their capacity to “dig deeper and relate wider” to the Climate and Nature Emergency.

From September to November 2022, the undergraduate cohort is engaged with the course “Facing Human Wrongs,” which focuses on navigating the complexities of social and global change. This includes a series of 6 tutorials led by PWIAS Associate Sharon Stein, and a series of lunches where students can get to know one another and share potential project ideas.

From January to May 2023, the cohort will continue to work collaboratively in 3 key ways. Students will:

  1. Design an artistic or educational intervention that addresses the climate and nature emergency.
  2. Receive funding to support the development of their interventions.
  3. Participate in the PWIAS Connections Lunches to network with their cohort alongside different cohorts of scholars, artists, and climate leaders at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

The 2022 Undergrad Fellowship Cohort

Josianne Assignon
Area of Interest: Cultural psychology, food sovereignty, decolonialism, community engagement and art therapy

Sagorika Haque
Area of Interest: Climate (in)justice in the Global South, ecofeminism, and political education

Harper Johnston
Area of Interest: Ecosystem and community interdependence and resilience

Preet Kang
Area of interest: Psychology and understanding human actions and reactions

Kajal Mishra
Area of Interest: Just transition, interdisciplinary climate action and knowledge, clean energy, climate refugees, climate action under capitalism

Jacob Power
Area of Interest: Conservation governance, community development, climate justice, climate journalism, Indigenous reconciliation

José Reyeros Sánchez
Area of Interest: Circular economy and collective impact

Jack Suchodolski
Area of Interest: Settler responsibility, reparative redistribution

Charlotte Taylor
Area of Interest: Climate storytelling and community wellbeing

Jennie Zhou
Area of Interest: Climate justice, science communications, environmental policy