Category: People

Connecting with Kathleen Godfrey (Podcast)

Listen to the episode here: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/6anxem/Episode1_ConnectingConservationPodcast.mp3 Written by Kathleen Godfrey Heading into my fieldwork in the Maasai communities of Olkiramatian and Shompole in May 2017, I was focused on conservation as an idea, as a practice, and as an industry. On day one with…

The Planet Takes McGill University: March 15th

Written by Alison Gu We hear it all the time: today’s youth are more anxious than any other preceding generation; we’re experiencing high rates of burn-out; we’re lazier, with less drive and ambition. People attribute these fallibilities to everything from our social media usage…

Useful Science: The Art of Communicating Science Accurately and Accessibly

Written by Kathleen Godfrey Nearly a year after a friend shared a Useful Science summary that they wrote on Facebook, I found myself troubleshooting technological issues to video chat with Maryse Thomas, who leads a board of five co-directors who run the website and…

Where To Begin: Realizing the Connecting Conservation Mission

Written by Kathleen Godfrey Connecting Conservation is an initiative conceived of and powered by a four person team of current and former McGill University students coming from different academic and life experience backgrounds, and who have varied skill sets and passions. That being said,…

Overcoming the Empathy problem in Activism (Part II)

Written by Celeste Welch Echo chambers of thought and opinion (closed ‘spaces’ that produce reverberations) are highly encouraged in a number of communities to which I belong. If you want to go for days without interacting with a particular demographic or with those who…

Overcoming the Empathy problem in Activism (Part I)

  Written by Celeste Welch During my privileged small town American childhood, I quickly learned that traits associated with conventional ‘femininity’ were akin to weakness. To purify myself of this, I engaged in countless behaviours that I associated with strength, independence, and worthiness. Years…