Charlotte Taylor (she/her) is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, located on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh) First Nations. She is pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Climate Change in Media. She works as Student Engagement Lead for the UBC Climate Hub, contributes articles to Starfish Canada’s Youth Journal, and serves as an editorial board member for the UBC Journal for Climate Justice. In her spare time, she enjoys writing blog posts about climate justice and sustainability (available to read on her website: charlottetaylor.work).
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The Wall Catalyst Student Fellow cohort will first come together to engage in the online, interdisciplinary Facing Human Wrongs course and subsequently work together on a number of public-facing projects.
The course content touches upon systemic, historical and ongoing violence, unsustainability, our complicities in social and ecological harm, and our tendency to address complex problems, such as biodiversity loss, food insecurity, economic and political crises, and the potential for social and environmental collapse, with simplistic solutions. The course requires students to be willing to be uncomfortable and to have their perspective challenged.