To become a Climate Leader
To become a UniC Climate Leader, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be 18 years old and over when you apply
- Be able to speak and write in one of the Network’s languages of communication (French or English)
- Be enrolled in a university program or higher education institution (1st, 2nd or 3rd cycle)
- Properly complete the application form
- Be able to provide proof of university student status at the request of the UniC Network, particularly in the context of calls for projects and competitions. This proof may take the form of a photo of a diploma, an attestation, a transcript or any other proof that demonstrates this status. If necessary, a translation may be requested for documents written in a language other than French or English.
The Climate Leader enjoys the following benefits:
- Access to the UniC online community: once accepted, the Climate Leader is invited to join our platform to network with other Network leaders, to develop practical climate action skills and to share achievements and expertise;
- Access to UniC activity programming including webinars, workshops, training, outreach activities, etc. ;
- Access to UniC calls for projects and contests;
- Access to the Student Climate Leadership Council (see section below for more details).
By joining the UniC Network, the Climate Leader undertakes to meet the following expectations:
- Update your UniC membership status (e.g., change of contact information, home university, etc.) ;
- Respect UniC Network netiquette ;
- Participate in the UniC Network activities.
UniC: A diversity of student voices
To properly address climate issues, the Network strives to attract a diversity of voices and perspectives, bringing together students from various backgrounds.
For this reason, the Network sets objectives for itself to ensure different communities are represented among its leaders.
In particular, UniC recognizes the richness of “indigenous, local and traditional knowledge systems and practices, including the holistic vision that indigenous peoples have of their communities and their environment” (IPCC, 2014) in the fight against climate change.