PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies and Fine Arts, Concordia University

I am currently a PhD candidate in the Individualized Program at Concordia University. My central focus is to approach food studies with critical design as a way of addressing concerns in the emerging discipline of food studies. Before starting my PhD, I completed several projects with universities in the disciplines of environmental studies and food studies finishing at McGill in 2013 with two main projects, first a publication on the climate impacts on the built environment of Arctic villages, and second on the viability of the Geoweb for the public dissemination of climate change education. In 2008-2010 at UBC, I examined the utility of the Geoweb and user-generated media for increasing the visibility of remote and small-scale farming communities, completing a Master in Arts. My first academic project, was a collaboration with the Songhees First Nation, in examining methods for cultural restoration of indigenous food gardens on Vancouver Island, completing a Bachelors with Honour’s Distinction. At Concordia University, I am incorporating the disciplines of Design, Communications and History to understand the production of food waste and material waste in domestic kitchens.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies and Fine Arts, Concordia University

Education

  • 2010 
    University of British Columbia, Masters of Art