Rachelle Fox

Rachelle Fox

Digital Communications Officer

We are all one good story away from experiencing a different world. Stories shape the world, our worlds. The narratives we believe become the reality we live. So if we want to change our realities, we need to change our narratives. This is what drives Rachelle in her work as the Digital Communications Officer for Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Canada Hub of Future Earth. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we need global participation and collaboration. We need a multiplicity of voices and narratives woven together, crafted together. Visual stories, written stories, audio stories, multimedia stories, oral stories. Stories of failure, stories of success, stories of resilience. Stories that inspire action. Stories that cultivate compassion. Stories that allow us to learn and to grow and to bloom. What is your story?

Rachelle holds a B.A. in Journalism and Études françaises and an M.A. in Littératures francophones et résonances médiatiques from Concordia University. Her master’s research-creation project explored the intersection of theatre and social media with a specific focus on the ways people communicate and behave in digital spaces. She’s passionate about technology, sustainability, and… storytelling. Rachelle is also an artist and avid snowshoer.

What Rachelle recommends

The following are some interesting items you might want to check out:

The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk

People of a Feather – award winning documentary film

Indigenous science – CSIRO website

Our Knowledge, Our Way in caring for Country – CSIRO website

Threshold Podcast. Season 2: Cold Comfort

Science communication – a collection of articles to help scientists communicate science effectively to the public and policymakers

Virtual Campfire Series: Webinars and dialogues – Traditional Ecological Knowledge – what TEK is and why it is important

Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 2

Land Portal – website focused on land governance through open-access data and cross-sectoral collaboration

Podcast: Indigenous bioacoustics listens to the land for conservation and tradition

How “Wilderness” Was Invented Without Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous people are the world’s biggest conservationists, but they rarely get credit for it

How Traditional Owners and officials came together to protect a stunning stretch of WA coast

The World’s Northernmost Town Is Changing Dramatically

Lilac Syrup and the Underrated Art of Eating Flowers

The Deep Sea Is Filled with Treasure, but It Comes at a Price

Inside the fight to protect the Arctic’s “Water Heart”