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.
Our annual Environmental Studies Research Day is being held tomorrow, April 27th, in Rm 313AB Beamish-Munro Hall. There will be MES1, MES2, and PhD presentations.
I will be giving a brief presentation (in the 3MT format) on evaluating the usefulness of sustainability with regards to waste transportation.
Full schedule is available at: Queen’s School of Environmental Studies.
The Department Student Council (DSC) in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University has presented me with the Teaching Assistant of the Year award for 2014-2015. The award is based on student nominations. I would like to thank the DSC and I would very much like to thank my students in ENSC 310: Environmental Policy.
On March 11th, 2015 I attended the Ontario Waste Generation & Transportation Course (ON-200) hosted by LEHDER Environmental Services. I received my TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) certification and I learned to classify and transport subject wastes under Ontario Regulation 347. Thanks to my supervisor, Dr. Myra Hird, for supporting my attendance.
My abstract “Innovative Solutions to Canada’s Waste Management Problem: Comparing Local Versus Remote Waste Transportation” has been accepted for paper 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.
The Union 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.