Shannon Dyck

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) and Rooted.

She was born and raised in Saskatoon, was on the Student Council at Evan Hardy Collegiate and 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.
-Albert Einstein

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.
It's not.
-Dr. Seuss, The Lorax