- Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan
Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan
Gillian Walker is currently a student at the University of Saskatchewan studying education. During the summer of 2019 they worked for a renewable energy company based in Saskatoon aiding the team to bring Solar and Geothermal energy to Saskatchewan residents. Gillian is a member of the LGBTQIA2+ community and identifies as Transgender Non-Binary using gender neutral pronouns They/Them/Their.
Gillian previously attended the U of S for Mechanical Engineering graduating in 2014, but in 2018 they decided it was time for a career change to something they are truly passionate about, teaching. In the past Gillian has worked as a STEM ambassador teaching science lessons and running camps in rural communities and as far north as Uranium City. Gillian has also worked for the Canadian Light Source, Canada’s only synchrotron research facility. Their excitement for teaching was rekindled working with high school students from across Canada who came to do projects.
Gillian is a dedicated cyclist who completed their first year winter cycling at the age of 12 and hasn’t stopped since. They are a member of Saskatoon Cycles and volunteers for the Bike Valet where Saskatoon cyclists can park their bicycles for free at public events during the summer.
Gillian was drawn to the Green Party at a young age having completed a program for 8th grade students in Saskatoon called EcoQuest. That year responsibility and respect for the environment became a major influence on Gillian’s life and actions. Gillian is especially excited by the Green Party’s stance on investing in green transportation, infrastructure and energy. They are also committed to providing resources and support for reconciliation and healing for all Canadians. They are also hoping to help expand and improve our healthcare systems, especially for fellow Queer people.
When not volunteering, working or attending classes Gillian enjoys camping, canoeing, woodworking, triathlons, reading, video games, building LEGO, gardening, visiting historic sites, ice skating, playing music and petting dogs.