I wrote about my interview with Lise Melhorn-Boe for Uneven Earth, an environmental justice website. I received the Uneven Earth Writing Grant ($100 USD) for my writing contribution.
Apply for the Uneven Earth writing grant here.
Thank you to Aaron Vansintjan for his patience and feedback.
Thank you to Lise Melhorn-Boe for her time and her stories.
Body Map Photo credit: Lise Melhorn-Boe
I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded the Teaching Assistant of the Year award in the School of Environmental Studies for 2015-2016; I was also awarded this commendation in 2014-2015. The award is based on student nominations.
I would like to thank: the Departmental Student Council; the Head of Department, Dr. Alice Hovorka; and, my students in ENSC 310: Environmental Policy and ENSC 483: Business and Environmental Issues.
I am truly committed to delivering an inclusive and interactive learning experience for my students. Engaging with students as a Teaching Fellow and a Teaching Assistant has been one of the greatest joys in my post-graduate career. I am very pleased to be recognized for my service to my students.
I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a position as the Evaluation Consultant for Health Promotion, a division of Student Wellness Services at Queen’s University. My duties will include: performing a statistical analysis of data from the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) 2016 survey; preparing reports and presentations that summarize findings from the NCHA survey to various stakeholders; and, liaising with campus partners to determine most appropriate data analysis for health behaviours relevant to their units.
I am excited for this new and challenging opportunity. I am looking forward to utilizing my quantitative and analytical reasoning skills (and brushing up on my statistics).
This Tuesday, March 15th (5:30pm) I will be giving a talk entitled “DIY Waste: Reducing Your Waste and Keeping it Local” at The Tea Room on Queen’s campus. My talk will be taking place before an up-cycling DIY craft workshop as part of a waste-management awareness campaign.
The Tea Room was established in 2006 as an environmentally friendly and socially conscious café located in Beamish-Munro Hall of Queen’s University. The Tea Room provides the Queen’s and Kingston community with the option of buying environmentally responsible food and drinks, sourced from local vendors.
My 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.