Meryem holds a 6-year professional degree (BArch) and qualification in architecture from my home country of Morocco, and completed a Master in Community Planning at the University of Cincinnati, as a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to starting her PhD in Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, she worked for five years as an architect and urban designer in Morocco, South Africa, as well as the United States. Her research investigates the relation between urban displacement and employment outcomes for low-income groups, with a specific interest in women.
What is the gendered impact of displacement on employment outcomes?
Vanier Graduate Scholarship (2021) Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (2021) 4-Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) (2019-2023), University of British Columbia International Tuition Award (2019-2021), University of British Columbia Reginald and Annie Van Fellowship (2020), St John's College US-Morocco Fulbright Scholarship (2017-2019), University of Cincinnati Outstanding Student Award (2019), University of Cincinnati