Winthrop resident makes his voice heard
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.