Charlotte Kimmins, CVN Bursary recipient, 2021

The CVN Bursary Committee is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021 CVN Bursary is Charlotte Kimmins of G.P. Vanier Secondary. Charlotte is planning to pursue a double undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Queen’s University. She has a particular interest in reducing plastic pollution and founded a youth non-profit organization dedicated to reducing plastic pollution in our environment. Ultimately she hopes to conduct research to create biodegradable, water soluble alternatives to plastics using marine bio-polymers.

Charlotte’s environmental background also includes:

  • Member of the Official City Plan Advisory Council promoting conservation
  • Member of the school’s Environment Club for Grades 10-12
  • Explore Outdoor Education participant
  • Ocean Wise Conservation Summit Youth Ambassador and co-founder of their YouthtoSea program
  • Young Women in Ocean Literacy and Leadership Academy: speaker and mentor
  • Youth Ocean Advocacy Summit director, helping to organize conservation workshops and action planning
  • Winner of the Ruth Masters Environmental Award 2019

An excellent student, Charlotte was Biology Student of the Year in 2020 at G.P. Vanier Secondary and maintained a straight A average throughout high school. Her references describe her as an excellent team member with outstanding motivation, work ethic, and ability to inspire. Outside of school she enjoys hiking, mountaineering, skiing, and competing in equestrian sports.

Congratulations Charlotte, and we wish you much success in your studies and future endeavours!

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