Felix Giroux is fluent in French and English (and manages to converse in Polish with his babcia).
He is a youth climate justice activist who grew up in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada. He has been very active in broadening the climate conversation to include, for example, queer perspectives and nature.
Felix was the Canadian delegate to the UN pre-COP26, an observer at COP25, 26, and 27, and was named one of the 2019 Young Leaders for the Environment by Environnement Jeunesse.
He is now a doctoral candidate at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he is critically studying questions of power and technology around the energy transition, and he is affiliated with the Centre for Climate Justice.
More specifically, he researches the development of green hydrogen in Canada through an anthropological lens.
Prior to his PhD, he completed an MSc in Geography from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
He is fully committed to bringing power shifts within the climate space and works through various mediums – scholarly work, activism, art – to enact this change.
Through this scholarship program, he is very motivated to build solidarity with the fellow scholars and he is looking forward to deepen his understanding of how climate solutions intersect with various social, economic, and political dynamics in Canada and beyond.