THE TEAM

Small yet mighty...

A small yet mighty team of passionate Calgarians came together amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to craft a memorable and meaningful summer camp for 20 campers in 2021!

Learn more about the team and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) they stand behind. 

 
 
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JOSEPHINE TSANG

Camp Producer & Director

Three words to describe yourself.

Inquisitive. 

Kind.

Energetic (especially after two cups of coffee, which I so desperately need every morning!).

Your favorite snack?

Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin cookies. Pumpkin cheesecakes. Really, anything related to pumpkin. 

Your favorite hobby? 

Spending time with my four nieces and nephew and hearing their giggles! 


Your favorite subject in school? 

Chemistry! Chemistry andddddddddddddddd chemistry!!!!!!  

I fell in love with chemistry when I was 13 years old and that was my first love <3 <3 

Which SDG are you most passionate about and why?

This is a super tricky question as I am passionate about A L L of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These SDGs are connected and one SDG cannot really live without another. 


If I must choose, I would say Goal #17 – Partnership for the Goals. It’s about all of us helping and looking after each other so we can build and live together in this vibrant YYC we call home. 

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ALICE LAM

Camp Producer

Three words to describe yourself.

Creative.

Inquisitive.

Passionate.

Your favorite snack?

Ice cream!! 

Your favorite hobby? 

Volunteering.


Your favorite subject in school? 

Social Studies.

Which SDG are you most passionate about and why?

Zero Hunger is very important to me because no child or family should go hungry. We have more than enough resources to abolish childhood starvation if we all worked together and changed our priorities! Food is a basic human right. Kids can't learn and adults can't work on an empty stomach. 

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JINGFENG WU

Camp Creator

Three words to describe yourself.

Passionate.

Curious.

Adaptable.

Your favorite snack?

Dried Hawthorn (anything sour).

Your favorite hobby? 

Different types of dancing. I was chosen to be trained as a professional dancer at the age of 7 -- at the time, this was my dream.

Your favorite subject in school? 

English. As my mom is an English teacher, I started to learn English when I was inside my mom’s tummy. :)

Which SDG are you most passionate about and why?

Sustainable cities and community (#11) is my most passionate SDG. Community development and urban planning require passionate and caring community leaders from different disciplines to work together. I’d love to be one of them,  working with like-minded people for the better of society.

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DANIKA DINKO

Camp Creator

Three words to describe yourself.

Caring.

Reliable.

Motivated.

Your favorite snack?

Chips of any kind - I really love Ms. Vicki's spicy dill pickle!

Your favorite hobby?

Crocheting. I am self-taught and stick to square / rectangle projects.


Your favorite subject in school?

Biology & chemistry - Mrs. Ross was the best teacher in the whole high school!! 

Which SDG are you most passionate about and why?

SDG #4 Education - This goal is important to me because education is such a powerful tool, and when given access, individuals, communities, cities, and countries will benefit. I also believe that education can be a catalyst to solve many of the other goals! 

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CAMILA CHING

Camp Creator

Three words to describe yourself.

Kind.

Curious.

Unconventional.

Your favorite snack?

Flaming Hot Cheetos!

Your favorite hobby? 

Cooking/ baking.

Your favorite subject in school? 

Biology, so much so that I did my undergraduate degree in it :) 

Which SDG are you most passionate about and why?

SDG #10: Climate Action. I have paid attention to climate issues since a young age. We only have one planet Earth so we better start doing things differently to take care of the most inhabitable planet of all the ones we know!

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NEIL WHALEY

Camp Leader

Three words to describe yourself.

Wonderer. Punny. Friendly.


Your favorite snack?

Anything chocolate.


Your favorite hobby?

Reading. And puzzles. I’m not sure which I like more.


Your favorite subject in school?

Math. It’s still my favourite subject. :)


Which SDG are you most passionate about and why?

Affordable and Clean Energy (#7) and Reduced Inequalities (#10) both really speak to me. Clean energy is vital for our continued survival, especially with our current Climate Emergency.

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HELEN JOHNSTON

Camp Leader

Three words to describe yourself.

Friendly, attentive, and helpful 

Your favorite snack?

I love a good Kit Kat!

Your favorite hobby?

Rock climbing is my go-to activity

Your favorite subject in school?

Forensic psychology

Which SDG are you most passionate about and why?

SDG #3 Good health and well being. Ensuring and promoting healthy communities are important actions in creating a safer environment to live in. Reservations across Canada continuously suffer from lack of mental health services, basic medical access, and clean drinking water. I think of my own community and city, and how they would run experiencing the same conditions as the reservations affected. Though that is not my reality, it is many others, which is a problem that could be minimized through this SDG. Small actions lead to larger actions, everyone can help in their own way!

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KRISTEN

Camp Ambassador

Three words to describe yourself.

Friendly.

Enthusiastic.

Optimistic.

Your favorite snack?

Cheese.

Your favorite hobby?

Horseback riding.

Your favorite subject in school? 

English.

Which SDG are you most passionate about and why?

Water. The earth is made mostly out of water. The water we use needs to meet the needs of our generation while still sustaining the needs of future generations. Water can be used for so much and is needed for so much like energy, plants, and animals, food, and habitats for many other animals. 

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EMMA

Camp Ambassador

Three words to describe yourself.

Creative.

Caring.

Funny.

Your favorite snack?

Chocolate dip donuts.

Your favorite hobby?

I like watching sitcoms and can talk about them for days. I am also a huge fan of Taylor Swift.

Your favorite subject in school? 

Social Studies. I like learning about history, old culture and societies. 

Which SDG are you most passionate about and why?

Gender equality. This is an issue most people think has been resolved and it is usually ignored. It is very much a prominent issue and women have worked so hard just to get the bare minimum as men. 

 

Be a Changent is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.