Manvi Bhalla wants to spend her life working on climate change.
The PhD student at the University of British Columbia has a summer internship with the Northern Health agency assessing the health risks posed by climate change in northern B.C.
She’s grateful for the opportunity and the living wage she’ll be earning, “but this is a summer-term job,” Bhalla, 25, told What On Earth. “I want this to be a long-term job.”
To make her point, Bhalla and a group of her peers recently delivered manila envelopes with mock job applications to the Delta, B.C., constituency office of Carla Qualtrough, the federal minister of employment, disability inclusion and workforce development.