Julian Schulz (he/him) is a long-time progressive activist, focusing on a number of pressing issues from climate change, drug policy reform, proportional representation, and economic inequality. Je works in the public sector and is a proud union member, and has seen first hand how the UCP cuts have decimated post-secondary institutions. Julian believes that a better world is possible, where no one has to worry about basic necessities of life, where the environment is thriving, and where resources are distributed equitably.
Julian is one of many Albertans who have lost family members due to the drug poisoning crisis - his brother Danny died of an accidental overdose in 2014. He supports an evidence-based response that saves lives and recognizes the dignity of those who may be struggling with poverty and addiction. As Health Critic for the Alberta Greens, he has been active in policy development to craft a responsive platform for those Albertans most in need.
Julian lives with his wife Eva and dog Whisky on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton where he was born and lived most of his life. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating and cooking good food, taking his dog for walks, and arts and culture especially music, movies and books. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of British Columbia.