Alicia Irwin

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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  • wildlife rehabilitator/biologist
  • marine and freshwater biology and philosophy
  • From Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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About Me


"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." - Thoreau


I love to bike and just be outside. I always enjoy an engaging conversation. I am interested in animal rights, social justice and environmental issues.
I've worked/volunteered at wildlife centres for the last 7 years on and off, so I tend to talk about animals a lot...

I've been vegan for 10 years now, and I enjoy baking/cooking and the DIY philosophy.
I've travelled across canada via train/bus, but the next adventure may involve biking! or perhaps a new country? By studying bats, I was able to travel out of the country a couple times to go to bat conferences and met some sweet couchsurfing folks along the way:)

I just moved back to sudbury from halifax where I completed my masters studying the social behaviour of bats at maternity colonies in newfoundland and throughout nova scotia.

Next I want to move south - where I'll be warm all year round.


"We must come to grief and regret anyway -- and I for one would rather regret the reality than its phantasm, knowledge than hope, the deed than the hesitation, true life and not mere sickly potentialities."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed on both coasts and hosted while I was in halifax. I also surfed in costa rica!


it's been amazing! the people have been great, showing me around the city and taking me to fun events, best experiences!


biking, hiking, kayaking, nature, veganism, body modification, reading, animals<3

Music, Movies, and Books

music - a bit of everything, mostly folk punk these days
movies - nature films (planet earth, blue planet, ect)
books - the secret life of bees, 1984, invisible monsters, intelligence in nature, jane eyre, the life you can save, simon says, the emotional lives of animals, possession, walden, anything by T.S. eliot, jane austen novels

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

watching our moose calf gallop away after 1 year in rehabilitation!
watching our 60lbs harbour seals take off into the ocean after arriving as premature babies that were at half of the normal birth weight!
hiking up mount erskine on salt spring island, to arrive at a windy mountain top and have the pleasure of seeing two pairs of ravens and a pair of eagles circling above.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have some basic knitting skills, decent cooking skills, and wildlife knowledge.
My "hardcore camping in the woods for days" skills lack, as well as my woodworking skills.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico

Countries I’ve Lived In


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