Josh Campbell is the co-founder and president of Wascana Solar Co-op (WSC), Saskatchewan’s newest solar energy co-operative (est. 2018). In 2016 he completed Sirocco: Winds of Resistance about the oppression of an Indigenous group in northwestern Africa and how Canada’s Nutrien (formerly PotashCorp and Agrium) is contributing to it.
For a day job, Campbell loves working at Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School where he teaches religion, journalism, coaches rugby, and advises the environment, social justice and chess clubs.
Campbell’s roots go back to Caroline, Alberta, where his father’s family raised prize sheep. He first came to Saskatchewan after attending Athol Murray College of Notre Dame for high school. Notre Dame catapulted Campbell into the University of Calgary where he earned science and education degrees in addition to playing linebacker for the Dinos football team. He has since taught at Aga Khan High School in Kampala, Uganda, back at Notre Dame, Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School, and now at Miller.
In-between his teaching assignments Campbell earned both bachelor and master degrees in journalism from the University of Regina. While on assignment with the Regina Leader-Post in 2010, he met his wife Morgan Campbell (nee Reed). He and Morgan now have two beautiful and powerful girls: Clare (7) and Greer (5).
In his young adult years Campbell followed a fundamentalist interpretation of Christianity. His literal reading of the Bible convinced him that he knew “the truth” and that sharing it and defending it was his life’s mission. Then, through a series of events his religious views began to change, which in-turn led to a shift in his politics. This shift in worldview is something that fascinates Campbell and he will be exploring it through this show.