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).
Primary Recipient Awards
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.
The Critically Engaged Voices Research Collaborative
Charlotte Taylor will collaborate with Camilla Cardoso (Researcher, Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures) and Dr. Pasang Sherpa (Wall Scholar and Assistant Professor of Lifeways in Indigenous Asia) to mobilize the Critically Engaged Voices interdisciplinary research collaborative project. Through this research collaborative, Dr. Pasang Sherpa, Camilla Cardoso, and Charlotte Taylor will advance vital discussions of critically engaged perspectives on climate justice by conducting relational research and deepening understandings of socially and ecologically responsible frameworks for systems change. Ultimately, the goal of this collaborative research project is to bring together a wide range of inter and trans-disciplinary perspectives to engage and mobilize frameworks for critically engaged climate education and critical engagement with climate justice issues more broadly.