Philip Szwiec

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Bachelor of Science (Hons.) • Environmental & Political Science •  University of Toronto Mississauga

Bio

Philip graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2017 with a double major in environmental science and political science. Through completing a collaborative bachelor’s degree, Philip developed a quasi-comprehensive understanding of the environmental calamities at hand and hopes to strategize his zealous advocacy for these issues into policies to both mitigate climatic adversities and improve social welfare. 

In his undergraduate studies, Philip worked on diverse projects that exposed him to the intricacies and complexities inherent to environmental policy. A few of these projects included developing a management report on sustaining the tourist potential and economic possibilities of the Cheltenham Badlands in Caledon, reforming agricultural water policy in Canada, and being an environmental justice research assistant for one of his professors over the summer.

Philip enjoys learning about water governance regimes, corporate social/sustainability financing mechanisms, responsible and impact investing, and restoration efforts; but his true passions are situated in and couched within social justice contexts and equity concerns. His work with the Accessability Resource Centre at UTM for the past three years has only strengthened this proclivity.

For fun, Philip (over)eats at restaurants he can’t afford, splurges on clothes he doesn’t need, travels to eat some more, and religiously refreshes MaRS’ news feed. His goal is, albeit tacky, the Millennial proverb – to have a positive impact on the world.