Gabriel D’Astous was a local organizer of the 2012 student strike, which led him to hone his organizing skills during the 9 week-strike. He was a lead organizer of a student movement at UBC in 2015 which saw an apolitical campus engage in protests, sit-ins and direct action.

Last year, Gab was a member of the Canadian Youth Delegation to COP21 in Paris and is returning this year to pressure the Canadian government to respect its promises to uphold the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.