Winthrop res­i­dent makes his voice heard

Melville Times - - Front Page -

A WINTHROP res­i­dent is one of two uni­ver­sity stu­dents awarded pres­ti­gious schol­ar­ships by Global Voices to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia on the world stage in talks on cli­mate change and gen­der equal­ity.

Curtin Bach­e­lor of Science (Coastal and Marine Science) stu­dent Joel Wyn­horst (20) will at­tend the United Na­tions Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence in Poland in De­cem­ber.

Curtin Med­i­cal School stu­dent Jayde Frank (19) will at­tend the United Na­tions Com­mis­sion on the Sta­tus of Women in New York in March next year.

Mr Wyn­horst said he was pas­sion­ate about help­ing to­wards the con­tin­ual growth and de­vel­op­ment of hu­man civil­i­sa­tion in a sus­tain­able man­ner.

“I feel hon­oured to have been given the op­por­tu­nity by Curtin Uni­ver­sity and Global Voices to at­tend the United Na­tions cli­mate talks in Poland, to present an in­no­va­tive so­lu­tion to the global cli­mate change cri­sis,” he said.

“Such an op­por­tu­nity is in­valu­able to ful­fill­ing one of my life goals: to have a sig­nif­i­cant pos­i­tive im­pact on the liveli­hoods and wel­fare of in­ter­na­tional com­mu­ni­ties who may suf­fer from the po­ten­tial im­pacts of cli­mate change.”

In ad­di­tion to at­tend­ing the re­spec­tive in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ences, the stu­dents also joined 12 other young Aus­tralians at a three-day pre-de­par­ture brief­ing in Can­berra.

At the event, they met with Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, se­nior aca­demics and pol­icy ex­perts.

Winthrop res­i­dent Joel Wyn­horst will fly to Poland for the United Na­tions Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence in De­cem­ber.

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