Environmental activist set to speak at SMS

Vicky Husband, SMS Class of 1958, and one of British Columbia’s best-known environmentalists, is set to give a presentation to students at the April 4, 2018 assembly. The focus of her presentation will be to form a discussion on the skills and techniques she used to become a successful leader who has a reputation for speaking truth and making positive change possible.

Husband is a member of both the Order of Canada and the Order of BC. She is tireless in her drive to protect BC’s natural heritage, especially the coastal rainforest, with an emphasis on ancient forest protection, wildlife, and sustainable fisheries. She has focused on working toward environmental, economic and social resource extraction that protects all values and is sustainable in the long term. She has been a leader in numerous conservation debates, including working for the protection of the ancient rainforests of Clayoquot Sound and Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, South Moresby/ Gwaii Haanas, and the Khuzeymateen grizzly bear sanctuary.

Her life-long goal is to educate the public about environmental and resource extraction issues. Her work, done entirely on a volunteer basis, has earned her numerous honours, including a United Nations award.

Her presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period with the girls. Student’s are encouraged to brainstorm questions ahead of time to ask the extraordinary Canadian icon. 

Husband worked with Karl Spreitz in the 1980s on several films including Ninstints: Shadow Keepers of the Past, which tracks the history of the abandoned Haida totem pole village of Ninstints, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on Skunggwai island off the south west corner of Haida Gwaii.

For more information contact:
Barbara Sutton,
Director of External Relations
St. Margaret’s School
250.479.7171 ext 2122

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