What I'm up to these days

  • I'm the Program and Communications Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement at Concordia University. One of my responsibilities is overseeing the University of the Streets CafĂ© program where I've been involved as a moderator since 2003. I also provide mediation, facilitation and coaching services to individuals and groups.

  • I teach CPAC102: Topics in Volunteerism and Community Development. This course is offered through the McGill School of Continuing Studies and leads students to consider the approaches and practices of local community organizing. Participants are introduced to the significance, and critiques, of volunteerism and the impact perpetrated by various local, third sector groups.

  • My MA is in Educational Studies (Concordia University). My thesis research project, Power Up!, was a bike-powered exploration of the intersection of technology, community and self-reliance.

  • I'm an affiliate of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, a member of the Constructed Environment Knowledge Community and a member of the Oral History Association.

  • Mapmaker Shane Watt and I are currently collaborating on Paper Places: an Exploration of Mapmaking and the Commons, a series workshops on our relationship to the city.
  • On Monday November 21, Shane Watt and I will co-lead a Paper Places workshop at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School. This workshop is offered as part of Homework Zone, a program of the Social Equity and Diversity Education office (SEDE) at McGill.

  • I contributed a short presentation on social networks and communities of practice to the Social Learning for Social Impact Group MOOC taught at McGill by Profs. Henry Mintzberg, Leslie Breitner and Anita Nowak, and Carlos Rueda.

  • A paper I wrote on the hacker-maker social movement is in Perspective on the Status of Electronic Equipment in Montreal, a journal recently published by Articule and the Artifact Institute.  

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