Country of Origin: Canada
Institution: University of Toronto
Meghan Kerr is a medical student at the University of Toronto, and is passionate about social and climate justice. She believes holding governments accountable to achieving net zero by 2050 is an opportunity to build equitable and resilient health systems. She has engaged globally as a delegate of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association to several United Nations Climate Changes Conferences, to educate stakeholders on the health co-benefits of climate mitigation and advocate for their inclusion in covenants to the Paris Agreement. She was recently sponsored by the Wellcome Trust as one of two delegates to the One Young World Summit to participate in a panel discussion on the mental health impacts of climate and environmental destabilization. Meghan has engaged nationally as a member of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students’ HEART committee, who’s mandate is to incorporate planetary health competencies in medical school curricula across Canada and engage students in climate-health advocacy. She is a scuba, paddling, Frida Kahlo, Marcus Aurelius and coffee enthusiast based in Toronto, Canada.