Graham May has been selected as a Killam Fellow through the prestigious Fulbright Canada program. May will spend next semester on exchange at American University in Washington, DC.
May spent part of this past summer cycling from Vancouver to Inuvik, NT — over 2,000 km — with GrassRoutes to raise awareness about climate change, particularly in the North. The group organized interactive workshops with youth at communities along the route.
The ‘grassroots’ activism is nothing new for May. The Powell River, BC resident is also the chair of the Environmental Issues Committee at Mount Allison and director of the Youth Arctic Coalition, a youth organization with a mandate to address environmental, economic, and social challenges in the Arctic. He spent a semester in Turkey this past year where he also organized a cross-country biking tour focusing on environmental education, in addition to his studies.
“This is one of the features I’ve really enjoyed about Mount A, the opportunities to put my academics into practice,” says May. “I’ve been able to meld my academics and extracurricular activities in environmental activism and policy many times here and I’m looking forward to continuing these kinds of experiences at American University.”
May also holds the Bell Scholarship, Mount Allison’s top entrance award, valued at $48,000 over four years.