Book Review in Canadian Food Studies

fatactivism-seconddraft-cover-198x300My review of Charlotte Cooper’s Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement is live on the Canadian Food Studies open access website.

Although fat activism is a bit of a departure from waste transportation, my Master’s thesis in Sociology focused on fat activism and feminist re-readings of biomedical obesity discourse. It was a welcome opportunity to revisit this topic—especially since Charlotte Cooper was a big part of my thesis.

Mitacs Step: Foundation of Project Management I

On Wednesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 28th I will be participating in the Mitacs Step workshop: Foundation of Project Management I. This two-day workshop will provide an experiential, collaborative learning experience that will enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership. Participants will experience the processes of collaborative planning and management.

Mitacs Step workshops are offered at no charge to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows currently registered at a Canadian university. More information can be found at

Queen’s Teaching Award Reception

Jill Scott, the Vice-Provost of Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University, has invited me to a reception that recognizes the 2014-2015 Queen’s Teaching Award Winners. I was the recipient of the 2014-2015 Teaching Assistant of the Year Award in the School of Environmental Studies. The event will be held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre on January 27th, 2016.

Dr. James Fraser, the 2015 recipient of The Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award, will be the keynote speaker at the event.

I am very honoured to have been included in the reception.

Guest Lecture in ENSC 483: Business and Environmental Issues

I am excited to be giving a three hour guest lecture in ENSC 483: Business and Environmental Issues on Thursday, January 14th.

The lecture will focus on how businesses and industries manage environmental issues and incorporate principles of sustainability into their operations through specific practices and policies, in order to achieve “triple bottom line” profitability.

I look forward to engaging with the students in this seminar course.


Teaching Fellowship Winter 2016

I am pleased to announce that I will be co-teaching ENSC 321: Environmental Justice in a Global Context in Winter 2016 at Queen’s University. The course will examine the differential and unequal environmental effects across race, class, gender and nation. Topics include: northern indigeneity and climate change; globalization and waste management; resource extraction; human and non-human disasters; environmental degradation; and, degrowth.

My co-teacher Scott Lougheed and I are very much looking forward to the teaching opportunity.