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Tanuj Pandya

Tanuj Pandya

Tanuj is currently a student at York University under the Concurrent Education program. He is pursuing a BSC with a major in environmental science as well as a BED degree. Tanuj has volunteered at summer camps and as a tutor and has found great satisfaction in teaching children. He is also a passionate environmentalist and shares his journey to a more sustainable lifestyle as a content creator on instagram.

He became a Bee Ambassador in August 2021 and hopes to continue the Bee Ambassadors Canada vision and share the beauty of the world we live in with our future generations.

Email: tanuj@beeambassadors.org

Kayla Chutter

Kayla Chutter

My name is Kayla (she/her) and I am studying Environmental Sciences & Event Planning at the University of Waterloo. I grew up in Vancouver and love spending time outdoors! I was a ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb for two years, worked as an Au Pair in Paris after graduating from highschool, and I spent the last summer living out of my car to travel the country and work with an Indigenous non-profit.

I really enjoy organizing community events, working with children, making art, and thrifting with friends. I’m very excited to be a part of this wonderful team of educators and change-makers!

Email: kayla@beeambassadors.org

Maggie MacDonald

Maggie MacDonald

My name is Maggie, and I am buzzing with enthusiasm for environmental sustainability and conservation, especially for our vital bee friends! I’m currently pursuing my Masters in Environmental Studies, and have my BSc in Environmental Biology at Queen’s University.

I love spending time outdoors! I enjoy wildlife photography, hiking, camping, skiing, sailing, surfing, gardening, and birdwatching.

I am grateful for the opportunity to inspire future generations to love and conserve our beautiful natural environment!

Email: maggie@beeambassadors.org

Hannah Skinner

My name is Hannah Skinner and I live in Toronto, Ontario. I am an experienced community educator with an enduring curiosity about the biology of animals, plants, and ecosystems. I am so excited to inspire the same curiosity about nature in kids by teaching them about the vital role pollinators play on our beautiful planet and what we can do to protect them.

In my spare time I love to spend lots of time outside and I volunteer at my local food bank. Some of my hobbies include: knitting, needle felting, baking and karaoke.

Email: hannah@beeambassadors.org

Nicola Gunter

Nicola Gunter

Hi – I’m Nicola! I strive to connect people to plants and pollinators in a variety of ways. I am the Founder and Program Director of a social enterprise called goodworm. I’m very excited to be a Bee Ambassador! I’m passionate about nature education and have over 20 years experience working with children and youth. 
 
I live in the Aspen Parkland bioregion and Treaty 6 territory, specifically, in the homelands of diverse Indigenous Nations including the Cree, Blackfoot, Nakoda Sioux, Tsuut’ina, Dene, the Metis and Inuit. ‘Two-eyed seeing’ hugely informs my pedagogy. 
 
Some of my hobbies and interests include: seed saving, the NBA, wildlife rehab, Pokemon TCG, thrifting, bird watching and spending time with my family and friends.
 

Email: nicola@beeambassadors.org

Terra Voth

My name is Terra and I am currently studying Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. I am interested in food systems and sustainability. I wanted to join Bee City to help spread the word about pollinators and the importance they play in getting food to our plates. Other passions of mine include practicing Spanish and moving my body. Working with children brings me a lot of joy and I have been lucky enough to have had lots of opportunity to do this through camps and programming. Let’s make the future more bee-uitful 🙂

Email: terra@beeambassadors.org

Keenan Miles

Keenan Miles

Hi! My name is Keenan and I am a recent Graduate of Quest University Canada, a University where students lead their own education. I focused my Studies at Quest on the question, How has colonization led to climate change? I believe it is integral to link social and climate issues as they are not interdependent and need to be addressed through both lenses to be properly understood. To me education, and especially educating people about pollinators is one great way to begin approaching climate issues.

As a passionate Mountain biker and Snowboarder, I believe education in the communities one is a part of is hugely important and I look forward to making a difference in B.C!

Email: keenan@beeambassadors.org

Malika Bindra

Malika Bindra

Hi! My name is Malika (she/her), and I live in beautiful Squamish, B.C. on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory. I am very grateful to be a guest on this land and to live amongst the bears, wolves, eagles, ravens,  bats, beetles, butterflies, and bees. I recently graduated from Quest University where I focused my studies around the question “How can settlers be accomplices in Indigenous resurgence and sovereignty?”. I am very passionate about climate justice, community-based research, and Indigenous resurgence.

I really enjoy connecting with the land in any form! Whether that be through skiing, foraging, meditating, doing art outside, or having a picnic in the forest with friends. I’m BEE-yond excited to be a part of this wonderful team of educators and change-makers!

Email: malika@beeambassadors.org

Zoe Arnold

Zoe Arnold

My name is Zoe and I love to be outside more than anywhere else. One of my favourite things to do is to grow and preserve my own vegetables and fruit. I am very grateful to the bees and pollinators and am looking forward to sharing knowledge and awareness of these crucial critters with students!

I work as an outdoor educator based in Saskatoon, and have had the pleasure of teaching and learning in Manitoba, Ontario, Norway, and the UK. I have a B.Ed specializing in Outdoor Education, a UK Forest School Certificate, and a B.Sc. in Biology where I focused my studies on botany and plant ecology. I have previously worked as a garden and urban agriculture coordinator which included writing curriculum for a youth garden internship and organizing Seedy Saturday events.

I am a board member with Seeds of Diversity Canada and started a seed exchange partnership in Saskatoon with the local library. I’m glad to be a Bee Ambassador to help connect and create more pollinator friendly people, schools and cities.

Email: zoe@beeambassadors.org

Shynice Williams

Shynice Williams

I have always had a passion for animal welfare and environmental sustainability, which is what compelled me to complete a Master’s degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. As a wildlife rehabilitator, I strive to rehabilitate wild animals and return them to their natural environments as well as foster a peaceful coexistence between humans and animals.

My experiences as a wildlife rehabilitator have shown me the impact that human activities can have on wild animals. It is unfortunate that the health and wellbeing of pollinators are at risk, but I truly believe that community education can help to ameliorate these issues. The intrinsic value of life, whether human, animal, or plant, is what motivates me to protect pollinators and their natural environments!

Email: shynice@beeambassadors.org

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