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MA student runs for Green Party

Victoria Galea, MA in International Relations student, secures Green Party nomination for Hamilton West Ancaster Dundas

May 28, 2019

MA IR student Victoria Galea secured the Green Party nomination for the federal riding of Hamilton West – Ancaster - Dundas on the 28th of April.  

Victoria Galea is a 23-year-old lifelong resident of the west mountain part of the Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas constituency. She has a BA in Political Science from McMaster University and is currently completing an MA in International Relations. Her research for her Master’s Degree has focused on climate change; she has written papers on pipelines, politics and prosecution and on securitizing climate refugees. As an undergraduate, she co-created and led Social Justice at Mac, a student group that explored all aspects of bringing social justice to the industrial areas of Hamilton, including addressing environmental racism. She has also hosted and led litter cleanups at Bayfront Park, the Bruce Trail and the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail. Her ongoing participation in the Fridays for Future Climate Strikes motivate her to work hard for climate justice. She aims to be elected as a Green Party MP, so that she can bring to the forefront of political discussion sustainable policies addressing climate change.

“Climate change is the single most important, defining challenge of our time. The world’s climate scientists have told us that we need to move rapidly to a low-carbon future in order to minimize creating tens of millions of climate refugees fleeing prolonged droughts, coastal areas flooded by a rising ocean, and extreme weather events—that is, in order to avoid catastrophe. I want to help contribute to this change by pushing for legislation that will move us in the right direction while creating far more jobs in a new low-carbon economy and a brighter future for my generation and the generations to follow.”  - Victoria Galea