Fiona Beaty

Student Fellow


PhD Candidate







Geographic Location

Vancouver, BC

Fiona Beaty is a settler marine conservationist, researcher, and community leader. She studies how marine life and coastal communities in British Columbia respond to climate change using an interdisciplinary approach grounded in multiple ways of knowing.

She is a strong advocate for transforming our society away from extraction and toward regenerative, equitable, and reciprocal processes that enhance stewardship of people and nature.

Areas of interest: marine ecology, community led, knowledge systems, storytelling, Salish Sea

Primary Recipient Awards

Fiona Beaty – Catalyst Fellows – 2022

As a 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.