American Association of Geographers 2015

My abstract “Innovative Solutions to Canada’s Waste Management Problem: Comparing Local Versus Remote Waste Transportation” has been accepted for 2Chicagobeanpaper presentation at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. I have been asked to chair the session on Getting There: Accessibility, Development, and Flows.

The session will be held in Chicago, Illinois in April 2015.

Visual Bites in Context at Union Gallery

The UnioScreen Shot 2015-01-15 at 10.16.45 PMn Gallery presents Visual Bites in Context, a cross disciplinary informal speaker series in which members of the Queen’s community join the artists in the current exhibitions to share their research and creative processes.

On January 22nd, 2015 from 3:00pm-4:30pm, I will be presenting alongside artist Brian Hoad. Hoad’s woodcuts capture poignant moments of human interaction with nature. These images evoke a sense of nostalgia and invite the viewer to reflect upon their own connection with the environment. I will be unpacking Canada’s waste management practices, with an emphasis on the potential for new, sustainable alternatives.

Comprehensive Examination

On November 25th, 2014, I passed my doctoral comprehensive examination. The comprehensive exam is designed to test a student’s knowledge and understanding of standard concepts in Environmental Studies. Students also need to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of their chosen research topic.

I offer my sincerest gratitude to my supervisor, Dr. Myra J. Hird, who supported me throughout my comprehensive examination. I would also like to thank my examination committee, Drs. R. Kerry Rowe in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Scott Carson in the School of Business, whose expertise served to elevate the caliber of my proposal. Thank you to Dr. Heather Jamieson who served as the Chair of the examination.