Lindsay resides in Winnipeg with proud heredity from Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation in Treaty #3 territory. While completing a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Global Political Economy at the University of Manitoba, she was a grateful recipient of a William and Nona Heaslip Scholarship and Valedictory graduate of the President’s Student Leadership Program. She’s held research and teaching assistant positions in leadership and organizational behaviour, and in economics and labor studies. Lindsay spent last summer working as a Policy Analyst with Northern Policy Institute in Ontario and has been further developing her policy and advocacy experience representing Canadian youth and Young Diplomats of Canada as a Delegate for YDC’s delegation to the 2021 WTO Public Forum, and as a Junior Proxy on Grand Council Treaty #3’s Youth Executive Council. She is passionate about mental health and grassroots activism (particularly BIPOC, disability, LGBTQ2S+ and women’s rights), and is actively involved in volunteerism.
About the ‘World Trade Organization Public Forum’
The Public Forum is the largest outreach event of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The annual week-long conference features a diversity of sessions organized by participants from government, civil society, academia, business, international organizations and more. Taking place on 28 September – 1 October 2021, this year’s theme ‘Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience’ examined the effects of the pandemic on trade and how the multilateral trading system can help build resilience to COVID-19 and future crises. Its three sub-themes were:
- enhancing resilience beyond COVID-19,
- strengthening the multilateral trading system, and
- collective action towards sustainable trade.
The YDC delegation published a press release on September 6th: https://youngdiplomats.ca/media-2/2021/press-release-ydc-wto-public-forum-2021. They are also completing a final report, podcast, and have posted on YDC’s social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn).