Up Close with Victoria


This week, we’re introducing Victoria Kodytuakku!

Victoria is currently a fourth year student at UTSC majoring in Human Biology and Mental Health. Over her university career, Victoria has been the editor-in-chief for a campus health magazine and written several review papers, proposals, and grants. With an interest in cultural studies, she aims to bring a diverse human perspective to environmentalism and explore the role of Toronto’s diverse culture in keeping our waters clean.

PB: How has the world changed since you were a child?

Victoria: I think it's become a lot more connected and fast paced. I have a 13 year old sister, so seeing her flourish among all the technology and expectations that has come as a result of that is pretty interesting. I definitely was not as knowledgeable or aware of world issues at that age.

PB: What is one place in Toronto that you would like everyone to know about?

Victoria: Evergreen Brickworks. It's a great example of how possible it is to reclaim and heal our land previously ravished by industrial activity. Also It's a great place to learn, and the hiking trails are gorgeous!

PB: What is the strangest thing you have found while near a large body of water?

Victoria: The shoreline cleanup along Lake Ontario where we hosted this past summer, was where I found the strangest thing: an entire sari! It was an ornate yellow sari wrapped around some rocks on the shore and it took a fair bit of elbow grease to get it out!


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