Kate Koppe

Research Project

Assessing the Canadian Government’s Methods of Communicating Information on the Climate Crisis to the Public


Kate is in her final year of Professional Communication at TMU. She has experience in environmental work from interning at the Canadian Environmental Law Association. Kate spent a semester abroad in Australia, and learnt about global attitudes towards climate change. She is passionate about the environment, talking, and telling stories. She plans to pursue a career in academia, after getting her J.D. and practicing law in the human rights field.

Research Summary

This research project explores how the Canadian government communicates about climate change, focusing on the power relations that are perpetuated, ignored, or overcome in Official communication. Climate change is humanity’s most universal and consequential crisis. The onus of combating climate change and protecting people is global. However, the effects of the crisis will not be universally experienced: climate change disproportionately impacts vulnerable populations. Communication can aid in combating, dismantling, and preventing the social, economic, and experienced impacts of climate change. The researcher examined Federal communication, focusing on written resources, to determine how Canada’s climate communication shapes our shared understanding of the crisis.

Research Poster

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