Posts by Emily Lowan

Emily Lowan

About Emily Lowan

As a climate justice organizer, campaign strategist and consultant, Emily Lowan has worked with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Corporate Mapping Project, and led Divest UVic's successful campaign through 2020 and 2021.

Emily is completing her degree in political science and environmental studies at UVic, having finished her term as the elected director of campaigns and community relations for the University of Victoria Students’ Society. Emily lives in Victoria, B.C., on unceded lək ̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, and is passionate about supply-side fossil fuel policy and organizing for a just future.

The future of university divestment campaigns: Reflections from inside the movement

Jan 7, 2022
To an outsider, university divestment campaigns might look like a hopeful but impractical social movement led by naive cadres of sign-waving students. The truth, however, is that divestment is more successful and has more transformative potential than what first appears. Largely hidden but tightly woven connections between universities, finance and fossil fuels have provided ongoing… View Article