David Miller is President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund – Canada. He was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008 – 2010. Under his leadership, Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration. He is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability.
Alison has experienced the powerful impact of FUN Society from Victoria to the Wild Coast of South Africa. During her time as the Victoria FUN Camps Coordinator, FUN Champs volunteer and ThandaMandla volunteer, she has witnessed the innovation, leadership and teamwork of children and youth who have the common goal to make the Earth a better place. Alison has a Bachelors degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology and Chemistry from the University of British Columbia and completed her Bachelors of Education at the University of Victoria. Alison is thrilled to continue to be part of FUN Society Team and is excited to redefine education!
Lara graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2014 and is currently an immigration lawyer in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to law school, Lara completed a bachelors degree in Environmental Science and International Development. She was also a graduate of the inaugural Redfish School of Change, a field school for environmental and social leadership. Lara’s passion to protect the environment has been shaped by her time in the outdoors, so she is thrilled to be working with FUN Society to provide invaluable outdoor experiences and essential environmental education to Canadian youth.
Cassie studied biology at the University of Victoria with a focus on entomology. She took her love of science to the Centre of the Universe where she delivered science programs to kids of all ages for 5 years. Since then, for the past 9 years, Cassie has been working in the non-profit sector. She has a strong background in membership development, communications, and fundraising through working for several non-profit organizations in Victoria including The Land Conservancy, the BC Sustainable Energy Association, the Maritime Museum of BC, and the Robert Bateman Centre. Cassie loves spending time with friends and family, cooking up a storm, and singing loudly in her car.
Robby completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography at the University of Saskatchewan and then continued on to obtain an Advanced Diploma with a specialization in Remote Sensing from the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. After various traveling experiences, he has more recently been working in the survey industry as a GIS professional. Robby has always enjoyed being outdoors at any chance he can get while exploring hiking trails, mountain biking, and kayaking. He is very excited to explore new opportunities and interests with FUN Society, while being able to use previous work experiences with youth in an educational environment.
Dxn (pronounced Dawn/Don) has been involved with FUN Society since 2014 when they started as a FUN Camp Leader during the summer and then continued as the FUN Champs mentor throughout the fall and winter. They have studied earth sciences and astronomy at the University of Victoria and spent time adventuring through Peru and Bolivia. Dxn feels passionately about FUN Society’s mission to revolutionize the current educations system and is excited to be a part of creating that change.
Anita Girvan is an Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate on the traditional Lekwungan territory of the University of Victoria. Her PhD dissertation critically explores the carbon footprint metaphor as a crucial mediator in the cultural politics of climate change. She has been a teacher of elementary, high school, and most recently, a sessional lecturer in Environmental Studies at UVic. Anita became the coordinator of a local elementary school Green Team of grade 4s & 5s as a result of her daughter’s pitch for an EarthFest event as a FUN Champ! She is looking forward to combining her interests in education, social change, and ecology as a FUN Society Board Member.