Heather Filyk

October 7, 2016

Heather Filyk was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, spending summers by the lake catching frogs. After receiving a BSc from Queen’s University, she moved to British Columbia and earned an MSc in Microbiology & Immunology where her primary interests lay in the ecosystem of the intestine: how bacteria, viruses, parasites, and the immune system all interact with one another. After her move to BC, she fell deeply for the BC backcountry and has been introducing others to the backcountry safely and in an environmentally responsible manner by leading beginner trips with the Varsity Outdoor Club and standing up for our wild spaces and environment with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.