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Founding Director and Director of Ancestral Services, Future Ancestors Serviceshttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Chuk OdenigboFounding Director and Director of Ancestral Services, Future Ancestors Services<div class="ExternalClassC9E43614224E4C0E9BE87B623F7DAE8B"><p>​Proudly Franco-Albertan, Chúk is passionate about the ways in which the environment impacts human health and the role of justice in our understanding of how our societies function. This passion manifests itself in his work as one of the founding directors of Future Ancestors Services where he focuses on environmental and climate justice in his efforts to not only make green spaces accessible for everyone; but to fight environmental racism in all its forms and to popularize the understanding that you cannot create a society that is environmentally friendly if that same society is not just. Chúk is also a PhD candidate in medical geography where his research seeks to build from several forms of knowledge to better understand the impacts of the environment (biophysical, socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-political) on the vulnerability/resilience of a community to disease.</p><p>Chúk has worked in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, fashion retail, and academia. He is interested in the multidisciplinary nature of our existence and in exploring new solutions that respond to recurring problems. Chúk was ranked amongst the top 30 Sustainability Leaders under 30 by Corporate Knights, the top 30 Change-Making Albertans under 30 by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, the top 10 young Franco-Albertan leaders by Radio-Canada and the top 25 environmentalists under 25 in Canada by the Starfish for three years. Chúk was MEC's ambassador for the outdoors and is an alumni of the first Ocean Bridge cohort, a group of young Canadians leading ocean health and literacy projects across Canada.<br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos2022/ChukOdenigbo.png, Chúk OdenigboGP0|#503d3c06-2905-4c48-9399-1aba2ea13e9f;L0|#0503d3c06-2905-4c48-9399-1aba2ea13e9f|Chuk Odenigbo;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eChúkOdenigbo