What I'm up to these days

  • I'm a Programs and Communications Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement at Concordia University where I oversee the University of the Streets CafĂ© popular education program.

  • I'm a PhD student in Educational Studies at McGill University, under the supervision of Profs. Henry Mintzberg and Naomi Nichols. Through my research, I consider the role of informal spaces in fostering social movements.

  • I work with the Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) as an associate facilitator.

  • Montreal-based visual artist Shane Watt and I collaborate on Paper Places: Mapmaking the Commons, a series workshops on our relationship to the city.

  • On Monday January 21 from noon-2pm, I'll be presenting at an event held at the Concordia University 4th Space as part of the Concordia Office of Community Engagement Living Knowledge series. The event will focus on city-based research and how to ensure that the benefits of research are tangibly and meaningfully shared with the communities who participate.

  • On Tuesday March 5, at 2pm, Shane Watt and I will co-lead a Paper Places mapmaking workshop at the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning.

  • On Monday March 18 at 8:35am, I will speak on a panel about the limits of social entrepreneurship. The panel is held as part of MGPO438: Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation, taught at the McGill University Faculty of Management by Prof. Anita Nowak.

  • I recently co-wrote articles for the Canadian Observatory for Homelessness blog. One is on East-Harlem housing rights activists Movement for Justice in El Barrio co-written with Prof. Naomi Nichols and Juan Haro, and another is on Parc-Extension-based community housing initiative Brique x Brique, co-written with Naomi Nichols and Faiz Abhuani.

  • Two of my photographs of Montreal spaces were included in a public exhibition in Dezhou, China. The exhibition was held as part of the 2018 Solar Decathlon and was organized by the Institute for Urban Futures.

  • I'm an affiliate member of the Institute for Urban Futures and Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, a member of: the Alternative Education Resource Organization and l'Assocation francophone pour le savoir.  

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