Kathleen Banville (she/her)
When not biking around town finding all the best beaches and plant spots, Kathleen spends her time gardening, tending to her community, and thinking about liberation.
A third-year sociology and social justice student, she is keen to expand her world past the rhetoric of academia and find real-world approaches to everyday problems: removing tuition costs, actively supporting BLM and Land Back movements, and queering and cripping the academy.
With a background in radical cheerleading, Food Not Bombs, Critical Mass, and a myriad of other movements, Kathleen is an experienced activist and ally, as well as an enthusiastic lover of worker’s rights, abolition, and making the world a more accessible and kind place. She ran a successful worker’s co-op in Toronto, has been involved in Wet’suwe’ten land defender solidarity, and is always finding new ways to learn, grow, and better support folks in this increasingly lonely, isolating society.
Spot her daydreaming about a world without cops, or sipping a local brew while basking in the glory of nature – Kathleen is a dedicated friend, passionate advocate, and absolutely eager to listen to, and engage with, the ways her community can better support those within it – including, and especially, students.