Teaching Assistant of the Year (2015-2016) in the School of Environmental Studies


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.

Evaluation Consultant in Student Wellness Services

be well logoI 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).


“DIY Waste” Talk at The Tea Room

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 cafĂ© 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.

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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.