What I'm up to these days

  • I'm the Programs and Communications Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement at Concordia University where, among other things, I oversee the University of the Streets Café 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 and assist community organizations in building their organizational capacity and critical analysis.

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

  • 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 June 25, I'll be presenting at the Impact Hub Global Gathering  alongside Andrea Clarke, Executive Director at Head & Hands. Our session is titled "Social Innovation and Equity: How can we acknowledge and redress power differentials through community partnerships?"

  • On Tuesday August 31, Shane Watt and I will co-lead a Paper Places workshop as part of a Free Skool initiative at the McGill University Outdoor Education Garden.

  • I'll be co-presenting a session alongside colleagues from our Office of Community Engagement, as part of this year's École d'été, which will be held August 15-18 at Concordia. Our session is titled "La citoyenneté active par le biais d’une université engagée : Quelles sont les stratégies du Bureau de l’engagement communautaire de l’Université Concordia?"

  • I recently co-wrote an article on East-Harlem housing rights activists Movement for Justice in El Barrio. It is currently available on the Canadian Observatory for Homelessness blog.

  • I recently co-wrote an article on Parc-Extension-based community housing initiative Brique x Brique. It is currently available on the Canadian Observatory for Homelessness blog.

  • Two of my photographs of Montreal spaces will be included in a public exhibition in Dezhou, China, this summer. This exhibition is held as part of the 2018 Solar Decathlon and is organized by the Institute for Urban Futures.
     

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