Interests: reducing, reusing, recycling, responsible environmental practices, rowing, reading, riding bicycles, rhetoric, rainstorms, river-rafting (of the white water variety), roving, rural life, running, reminiscing, reveries, and recreational outdoor activities.
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we use it with love and respect.” — Aldo Leopold
Great loves: The lime green buds of spring and the fallen red and orange leaves of fall up at the country house my grandfather purchased in the Eastern Townships; Christmas morning at the very same country house, opening presents, making snow forts and the smell of turkey and plum pudding and all of this with family; the stillness of Canadian lakes that are too far North to be disturbed by cities and houses; the satisfaction I feel after a day spent shopping, the ache in my heals, and the weight of new-clothes-filled-bags on my arms; a Croissant from any hole-in-the-wall of Paris that melts in your mouth and leaves behind the unmistakable taste of butter and deliciousness; any evening spent in the company of friends, whether studying, reading or laughing the night away.
“Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature.” P.E. Trudeau
BETTY AND DASH: BIKES
3rd Year, Human Biology & Cell Biology
“I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime”
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
4rd Year, Sociology & Human Geography
I’m in my third year, studying sociology and human geography and I’m in the Victoria College Concurrent Education Program. When I’m not in the library, I enjoy cooking, biking, and spending time with the people I love. I’m super excited to be on the Committee this year, and to be working with Erin on greening up residences.
3rd Year, Archaeology, History & Art History
Interests: nature walks, climbing trees, the sea, vegetarianism, reading, woody allen, & wes anderson
Embrace nature – linger in green, yellow, and blue,
After all it has given; the earth should matter to you.
2nd year, Political Science, Environmental Studies & English
“Don’t blow it- good planets are are to find.”
Hey sweet peas! I’ll be the Vic Community Garden representative on the committee for what is sure to be a great (and green) year at Vic! I am a fan of urban agriculture, getting one’s hands dirty and healthy and vibrant cooking. If you’re interested in gardening, bees, cooking, health in general, volleyball, painting, science, terrible puns, and/or random bits of trivia you can impress the dudes/ladies with at parties, feel free to contact me.
3rd year, Ecology
Interests: Vegan cooking, children, ecosystems, walking and thinking at the same time, debating, horn, tchaikovsky, and the economist.
After a year of pursuing a music degree, Ben Coleman decided to switch direction and go into Ecology, based on his interests in holistic thinking, the environment, and being outdoors. He currently works for the High Park Children’s Garden corralling and entertaining youth and teaching them how not to kill plants. He loves to analyze, write, and think of creative solutions, so he is eager to sink his teeth into it like a warm cinnamon roll on a brisk fall morning.
Interests: music, anything outdoors, food, travel, friends
2nd year, Life Science
3rd Neuroscience,Psychology & Music History
Interests: sustainability, events, and co-coordinating.