Curriculum vitae 2023
(In progress, ABD) Doctor of Philosophy, Geography Wilfrid Laurier University
Supervisors: Dr. Michael Imort & Dr. Miguel Sioui
2005 Master of Arts, Public History, University of Waterloo
Supervisor: Dr. Kenneth McLaughlin
2003 Hons. Bachelor of Arts, History and Humanities, Double Major, York University
CERTIFICATES & MICRO-CREDENTIALS
2020 Environmental Conservation, University of Guelph
2019 University Teaching Foundations, Wilfrid Laurier University
2016 Insights for Innovation, IDEO U
2015 Storytelling for Influence, IDEO U
SCHOLARSHIPS & INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS
2022 Laurier Graduate Scholarship
2021 Laurier Graduate Scholarship
2020 Laurier Graduate Scholarship
2019 Laurier Graduate Scholarship
2023 (Winter) “Theory and Practice of Sustainability.” ES 496, Wilfrid Laurier University.
2023 (Winter) “Environment, Sustainability and Society.” ES 110, Wilfrid Laurier University.
2020 (Fall) “The Geography of Tourism.” GG 294, Wilfrid Laurier University.
2020 (Winter) “Perspectives on Sustainability.” UU 101A, Wilfrid Laurier University.
2021 (July 12) “Qualitative Approaches: Finding the Right Fit.” Laurier Summer Institute of Research
Methods. Remote format.
2020 (July 13) “Qualitative Approaches: Finding the Right Fit.” Laurier Summer Institute of Research
Methods. Remote format.
2021 (Fall) “Environmental Thought.” ES 498. Wilfrid Laurier University. [This was a
voluntary/unpaid opportunity to assist with content and develop my teaching methods.]
2021 (Fall) “Geography of Recreation.” GG 393. Wilfrid Laurier University.
2021 (Fall) “Geographies of Human Development.” GG 367. Wilfrid Laurier University.
2021 (Winter) “Cultural Geographies.” GG 270. Wilfrid Laurier University.
2005 “Introduction to the History of Film.” University of Waterloo
2005 “History of World War II.” University of Waterloo
2021 (April 8). “The Visual Discourses of the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula Landscape: How
Colonialism Persists in Time and Space.” Panel presentation at the Association of American
Geographers virtual conference.
2020 (June 1). “Making Colonialism Visible: An analysis of souvenir postcards from the Saugeen
(Bruce) Peninsula.” Panel presentation at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada
virtual conference, in partnership with the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Guest Blog Posts
2020 (October 15). “The Group of Seven’s True North: Strong and Free or Visual Colonization?”
NiCHE: Network in Canadian History and Environment.
2020 (October 23). NiCHE Conversations with Dr. Jessica DeWitt. Instagram Live.
2021 Review of Propen, Amy D., Visualizing Posthuman Conservation in the Age of the Anthropocene. H-Environment, H-Net Reviews. December, 2021. https://www.hnet.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=56742
2020 “Postcards from the Chihuahua Border: Revisiting a Pictorial Past, 1900s-1905s, by Daniel D. Arreola.” Historical Geography, vol. 48: 136-138. DOI: 10.1353/hgo.2020.0005
2019 “The Science of Scenery: How We See Scenic Beauty, What It Is, Why We Love It, and How to
Measure and Map It, by Andrew Lothian.” The Canadian Geographer, 63(3). https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12551
2016 The Muralist. A/J Alternatives Journal. 42(3)
2016 The Power of Art. A/J Alternatives Journal. 42(3)
2012 “Thank goodness for home daycare.” Waterloo Chronicle. (Guest Column). June 13, 2012. Metroland Media Group Ltd.
2016 with Gabrielle Clermont. Summary of Primary Data Findings on a Creative Hub. A report for the City of Kitchener.
2019 “Arras”, mosaic mural installation, Region of Waterloo ION LRT, Fairway Road, Kitchener, Ontario
2022 "Transformational Encounters", Minds Eye Studio Art, Kitchener
2014 “Female Perspectives”, Strata Gallery, Elora
2014 “Mathesis: Mother Wisdom”, Cambridge Centre for the Arts
2014 “Eriu”, Rotunda Gallery, City of Kitchener
2014 “A World Outside of the Box”, Accelerator Centre, Waterloo, Artist in Residence
2012 “Secret Endings”, Waterloo Public Library, John M. Harper Branch
2012 “Real Summitry”, Waterloo Community Arts Centre
2011 Elected Official’s Offices, Waterloo City Hall
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (* indicates awards)
2018 Holiday Market, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University
2017 "Unobstructed Beauty", LIFT Series, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University
2016 “A Bold Presence”, Gallery M, Cambridge
2016 “Lunch Club”, Kitchener City Hall
2014 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Booth F24
2014 BOX Encore, Walter Fedy, Kitchener
2013 5th Annual Small Art…Big Deal, Viva Vida Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire (QC)
2013 BOX13, Kitchener
2013 Central Art Walk, Kitchener
2013 Artist Alley, Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival
2013 “Abstracts” Juried Show, Light Space & Time Gallery, Online*
2012 “Nurture”, Art Allies Group Show, Waterloo Community Arts Centre
2011 “Art Movement”, Art Allies Group Show, Waterloo Community Arts Centre
2011 “Colours of Art” Members Show, Waterloo Community Arts Centre
2011 “Communitech Connect”, Tannery Event Centre, Kitchener
2010 KW Home Show, Bingemans Centre (Kitchener)
2010 “Square Foot Show” Paula White Diamond Gallery (Waterloo)
2010 “Local Expressions” Edissi Fine Arts Gallery (Kitchener)
2010 Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists Summer Show, Wellington Artists Gallery & Art Centre (Fergus)
2010 “Twenty 10” Juried Show, Edissi Fine Arts Gallery (Kitchener)*
2010 “Growth” Juried Show, Homer Watson Gallery (Kitchener)
AWARDS & GRANTS
2017 Region of Waterloo, ION LRT Public Art Program for “Arras”
2014 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance for “Eriu”
2013 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for “Mathesis: Mother Wisdom”
2013 Special Merit, “Abstracts”, Light Space & Time Gallery Online, for “Connected Force 2”
2010 Nominated for “Oktoberfest Woman of the Year, Arts & Culture”
2010 Gold (first place), “Twenty 10” Juried Show for the painting “Seed”
Viva Vida Art Gallery and Art Centre, Point-Claire, Montreal QC
Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph ON
2020- Contract Teaching Faculty, Wilfrid Laurier University
2019 Alumni Relations Officer, Faculties, Wilfrid Laurier University
2017-2019 Coordinator, Ceremonies and Events, Wilfrid Laurier University
2015-2017 Principal Change Agent and Project Manager, Abstract Project Management and Consulting
2015-2016 Executive Assistant to the CEO, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation
2014 Program Assistant, Master of Public Service, University of Waterloo
2013-2014 Knowledge Transfer Officer and Administrative Assistant, International Migration Research Centre
2011-2013 Officer Manager, Balsillie School of International Affairs
2008-2011 Executive Director, Waterloo Community Arts Centre (Button Factory Arts)
2008 French and Multilingual Materials Manager, Library Services Centre
2005-2007 Content Specialist and Community Project Manager, CIGI
2004 Teaching Assistant, History, University of Waterloo
VOLUNTEERING & SERVICE
2020- CTF Representative, Department in Council, Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
2020-2022 Board Member, Environmental Studies Association of Canada
2016-2017 Arts Awards Waterloo Region, Board of Directors
2003-2011 Waterloo Community Arts Centre (Button Factory Arts), Volunteer
2013-2015 Globe Studios, Board of Directors
2012-2013 The New Quarterly, Board of Directors
2009-2013 Vice-Chair, City of Waterloo Sub-Committee on Public Art
2010-2011 Board of Directors, Pat the Dog Playwright Centre
2009-2010 Regional Graffiti Stakeholders Committee
2008-2010 City of Waterloo Advisory Committee on Culture