Youth march at the COP21 Negotiations in Paris, 2015.
Alice speaking to Citytv at the March for Jobs, Justice, and Climate in Toronto in summer of 2015 about the importance of youth in fighting for climate-friendly policies.
Alice speaking at the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA) in 2019 about microplastic pollution in San Francisco Bay (her Master's research) and the Arctic. 

Brief Bio:

 

 

Alice is a PhD student at the University of Toronto studying the sources and fate of microplastics in the marine environment as part of the Rochman Lab.

 

She has initiated and been involved in numerous research endeavours, leadership roles, technological projects, and social initiatives to date. She also loves cooking and travelling, and is an avid badminton fan <3!

 

More information about her career and various projects, please see the left-hand side menu.

 

Thank you for visiting this site.

 

News and Media about Me:

Public Talk at the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), From the Bay Area to the Arctic: Shezad Dawood and Alice Xia Zhu. Video: https://youtu.be/uJ2J6wtUa6E (2019)

 

Clean up the Don River 2018: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/paddle-don-offers-u-t-ecologists-perfect-opportunity-lead-trash-cleanup

Innovamasters Design Competition 2014-2015: "How might we harness human motion to generate clean energy?" http://thevarsity.ca/2015/03/23/students-compete-to-develop-clean-human-powered-designs/

 

UofT Students at COP21 Assess new Paris Agreement: http://news.utoronto.ca/historic-flawed-u-t-student-delegates-evaluate-cop21-agreement (UofT News)

 

UofT Students head to COP21: https://agilience.com/DiscoverUofT

http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/News/COP21students.aspx

http://thevarsity.ca/2015/11/30/u-of-t-delegates-head-to-paris-for-cop21/ (Varsity News)

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/historic-flawed-u-t-student-delegates-evaluate-cop21-agreement

 

A Youth Campaigner's Thoughts on Local Climate Action and their Impact:

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.2676577 (2:15)

http://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=759725

 

School of Environment Scholarship Winners 2014-2015: http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/Upload/AnnualReports/Environment2014-15AnnualReport.pdf , pg 17

 

Schulich Leader Nominee Profiles 2012-2013: http://www.schulichleaders.com/alice-xia-zhu#.VoQrozjSljo

 

OFSAA 2012 Year in Recap: Toronto City Single's Winner and OFSAA B-Flight Finalist

http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/sites/default/files/PDFs/bulletins/OFSAA-JuneBulletinWEB.pdf

 

 

Who Am I?

 

 

Alice with the UofT Trash Team!
Alice at a local beach clean-up in 2019 as part of the International Coastline Cleanup (ICC) initiative.
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