Maggie Knight

Maggie Knight

Maggie grew up on unceded Coast Salish territory in Victoria, BC, where she became an environmental justice activist as a teenager. Active with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) since her early teens, she served as Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting clerk/convener and on the board of Canadian Friends Service Committee. After years of campus to global climate activism with the Sierra Youth Coalition and Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, she served as President of the Students’ Society of McGill University during the 2012 Quebec student strike and as political advocacy non-profit‘s first Managing Director.

She’s now working with RADIUS at Simon Fraser University, collaborating with social innovators to build a new economy that’s just, sustainable, and healthy for all. She believes that faith communities have a powerful voice to articulate the moral imperative for climate justice and she’s grateful for the wisdom and witness of elders.

After five years in Montreal and two in Halifax, she now lives in Vancouver with her fiancé and their cat. She holds an BASc in Environment (Honours) and Economics from McGill University and is studying towards her Chartered Professional Accountant designation. She’s always looking for new soup recipes and people who will teach her to sail.

Follow her @msdknight.

“It is interesting to see how many different religions have aspects of stewardship or respect for the natural world in them, but they aren’t necessarily the aspects that are emphasized.”


Interview with McGill Reporter Newspaper (May 19th, 2011)
Text from the Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (, 2013)

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