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.

The Lamp Editorial Board

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 9.10.55 PMThe Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students. The Lamp seeks to provide graduate and professional students around the world with the opportunity to publish their poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, scripts, and other textual art. The journal is based at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and is supported by the Society of Graduate and Professional Students.

I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to join the editorial board for Volume 5 (2014-2015) of The Lamp.