Caroline Merner

2021 McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Arts, MPP, Public Policy

Dalhousie University (BA'17)

Garibaldi Highlands, British Columbia, Canada

Caroline co-founded and lead Youth4Nature, a non-profit organization that mobilizes youth on nature and climate action. The organization hosted two youth mentorship programs, a storytelling platform, and a network of 5,000 youth. Caroline also worked two part-time jobs in the non-profit and public sectors. Caroline graduated from Dalhousie University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environment, Sustainability, and Society. During her undergraduate studies, she helped run the student union’s sustainability office and mentored students during a six-month training program and cross-Canada cycling relay. As a McCall MacBain Scholar, Caroline pursued a Master of Public Policy at McGill.

My advice is to trust yourself and to tell your story. I believe the scholarship is looking for leaders with integrity and potential to grow. If you want to make a difference in your community, whether locally or globally, this program is for you. Be open to sharing and being fully yourself!
Read more: Meet Caroline Merner (BA’17), the first Dalhousie alum to graduate as a McCall MacBain Scholar.