Shannon is a final year Studio Art student at the University of Saskatchewan
and is planning a second degree in Land Use and Environmental Studies.
She works part time at Outter Limits and is involved with many other
environmental and sustainability organizations including the Sustainability
Board on campus, the Environmental Studies Student Association (ESSA)
She was born and
raised in Saskatoon, was on the Student Council at Evan Hardy Collegiate
participated in the Outdoor School Program
at Marion Graham. Shannon’s exposure to the outdoors started at
an early age by spending time at her family farm in Aberdeen and enjoying
summers in northern Saskatchewan.
Shannon studied abroad in both Germany and England. She was involved
in the People and Planet network at the University of Essex, a group
which focuses on environmental and human rights issues. Once she returned
to the U of S, she volunteered with the Oral English Program for non-native
speakers and joined the Study Abroad Club and the Buddy Program.
She has always felt very connected with nature and feels that now, more
than ever, is the time that our local and global communities need to
take positive steps towards healthier and more sustainable ways of living.
When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.
-American Indian Proverb, Lakota
The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the
same thinking that created the situation.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues…
UNLESS someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
-Dr. Seuss, The Lorax