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Erica Commons (’09) was appointed to the Vancouver Food Policy Council for a term ending in December 2020.

Allison Gacad (’16) writes about her experience working for a hydroponic farming company in Singapore and reflects on the role of migrant labour in our food systems.

Hannah Martin (‘15) reflects on her interaction with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons and articulates her position on nation to nation relationships in an interview with APTN’s Nation to Nation.

Julie Gibson (’95) wrote the B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal’s decision not to reimburse a B.C. woman for funds lost as a result of participating in a gifting circle, the latest take on a pyramid scheme.

Connor Bays (’08) talks about how Common Wealth, founded by Alex Mazer (’97), is creating and managing large-scale collective retirement plans that meet the needs of a labour force made up of people who are rarely tied to a single employer their whole career as a guest on a podcast called Canada’s Young Leaders. He also shares some advice for young people about how to plan ahead and save strategically.

Jennifer King (’98), a partner at Gowling WLG in Toronto and a member of the firm’s environmental law group, speaks about recent court decisions concerning carbon pricing and anticipates that there will eventually be a system, either federal or provincial, that will ensure that large emitters will pay for their carbon output.

Alex Mazer (’97) was awarded a McMaster Alumni Association Community Impact Award in recognition of his mission-driven work with Common Wealth and his volunteerism, focused on issues of education, violence against women, youth sports, and Toronto city politics.

As part of her Loran Summer working in the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, Violette Drouin (’18) shared five things she learned during her first week in Inuvik and insights into what—and who—powers the greenhouse.

Currently interning with Women Against Violence Europe in Vienna, Katie Clarke (’17) wrote a blog article on Kristen Worley, who is paving the way for trans female athletes to compete without discrimination.

Annamaria Enenajor (’02) addressed the Senate of Canada about how Indigenous people and racialized Canadians are over-represented in the criminal justice system but under-represented in jury panels.

To launch her new advice column “Ask Kai: Advice for the Apocalypse,” Xtra shared seven questions with Kai Cheng Thom (’09).