New College alumna is recipient of Canada’s Walk of Fame National Hero Honour

Catherine Abreu, NEW ’09, is this years Canada’s Walk of Fame National Hero Honour recipient. She is an internationally recognized, award-winning campaigner whose work centres on building powerful coalitions to advance action on climate change.

Catherine is one of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy as named by Apolitical in 2022 with over 15 years of experience campaigning on environmental issues including 10 years in the heart of the global climate movement.

Read more about Catherine and her achievements on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

The Canada’s Walk of Fame National Hero Honour is presented to an individual whose selflessness, dedicated efforts, and outstanding contributions have made a significant difference in our society in that given year.

Watch the 25th Canada’s Walk of Fame celebration on CTV on December 16, 2023 at 7 p.m. ET

Image Credit: Catherine Abreu. Canada’s Walk of Fame