Bio and CV
Current UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Masters Candidate, University of Victoria graduate with an Honours degree in Political Science and History. Diverse work and volunteer experience, but with a consistent focus on public policy, research, and communications. Varied knowledge in climate change adaptation and mitigation, international development and human rights, and community engagement.
“The New Age of Urban Partnerships,” Natural Capital, October 27th, 2016
“Can Raccoons Teach Us How to Build the City of the Future?” with Jen Roberton, Spacing Magazine, June 6th, 2016 <http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2016/06/06/can-raccoons-teach-us-build-city-...
Lake Naivasha, Kenya Site Design. UN HABITAT International Design Competition submission, with Andrew Martin, Vuk Markovic, Guilia Sala, Hans Bruun Pederson, and Annabell Wallin Steengard. April 20th, 2016
Micro-Sustainability Solutions: Global and Local. Panel presentation to UBC “IdeasXChange Sustainability Forum: Macro and Micro Solutions,” March 30th, 2016
Cities and the Fight for Climate Change. Presentation at the UBC Graduate Sustainability Research Fair. March 18th, 2016.
Technology, Values, and Social Problems. Guest lecture to UBC Applied Sciences (APSC) 262, March 15th, 2016.
Business, Land-use, and Sustainability in Vancouver’s Olympic Village. Presentation and tour of the Vancouver Olympic Village with the UBC Sustainability Initiative, March 16th, 2016.
Vancouver’s Climate Policy Successes. Policy Brief to the City of Yokohama Climate Policy Team, written with Daniel Ward and Karolina Pol. February 8th, 2016
“Two Practitioners’ Perspectives on Deep Democracy: Nakisa & Johann’s Story,” Fractal Fantasies, August 31st, 2015
Conversations on Climate Change Adaptation / Usap— usapan tungkol sa pakikibagay sa panahon, Final Report for the Municipality of Baliwag (Philippines) as part of the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Summer Field Studio course. July 27th, 2015.
Evaluating the “Philippine Water Supply Sector Roadmap” (2010). Presentation with Michelle Marteliera to the UBC Philippine Climate Adaptation Team at the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), May 23, 2015.
Restoring Resilience: Adapting Richmond through a Climate Change Charter. Presentation and report with Neal T Abbott, Alix Krahn, and Evan Hammer for the Simon Fraser University ‘RISE’ competition for adaptations to climate change. October 21, 2014.
Coordination of Research and Postsecondary Education Policy. Workshop report from ‘Opening up Canadian Federalism the European Way,’ April 16th, 2014, Edmonton, Alberta
Coordination of Employment and Pensions Policy. Workshop Report from ‘Opening up Canadian Federalism the European Way,’ April 14th, 2014, Vancouver, BC
“Port Metro Vancouver 2050: Shipping Ideas and Shaping Dialogue,” OfCity Consulting Blog, Feb 5th, 2014
“Prime Minister Abe and NATO’s Hopes and Interests in Japan,” Atlantic Council of Canada, November 13th, 2013
“What to do about the Trans-Pacific Partnership?” Atlantic Council of Canada, October 31st, 2013
“Central African Republic Spinning Out of Control,” Atlantic Council of Canada, October 12th, 2013
“Looking South: Indian ambitions could spell trouble for NATO dreams in South Asia,” Atlantic Council of Canada, October 7th, 2013
“American Criminal Justice: Orange Jumpsuits and Red Flags,” Atlantic Council of Canada, September 20th, 2013
“The Future of NATO Part Two: The Global Alliance,” Atlantic Council of Canada, August 10, 2013
“NATO and State-Building: The Importance of Caution,” Atlantic Council of Canada, July 26, 2013
“The Future of NATO Part One: The Atlantic Alliance,” Atlantic Council of Canada, July 25, 2013
“Edward Snowden, the Nobel Prize, and the Security State: Asking the Right Questions,” Atlantic Council of Canada, July 19th, 2013
“What will NATO leave behind? Considering the Legacy of the War in Afghanistan,” Atlantic Council of Canada, July 12th, 2013
“Looking for a New Urban Security Paradigm,” Atlantic Council of Canada, June 21st, 2013
“Past and Future: Building Security While Understanding History,” Atlantic Council of Canada, June 12th, 2013
“Shaping Perceptions and Protecting Rights: Transnational Migration in Perspective,” Atlantic Council of Canada, May 30, 2013
“Canada and the Security Council: the Game Not Played,” Atlantic Council of Canada, May 19th, 2013
Constructing Unity: Cultural Programmes in Canada and the European Union. Honours thesis and defence. April 10th, 2013. Victoria, BC.
“Social Movements in Bangladesh and for Migrants’ Rights Globally.” Presentation at Warren Talks: Social Movements. February 15th, 2013. Victoria, BC.
“Looking for an Interdisciplinary World: Lessons from Idea Fest 2013,” Martlet Newspaper, April 4th, 2013
“Making Migrants’ Rights Human Rights,” Martlet Newspaper, January 14th, 2013
Stranded Migrants and Bangladesh: Explanations, Examples, and Recommendations. Concept note for the Bangladesh National Consultation on the 2013 UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in New York. October 9th, 2012.
“Linking Migration and Development,” WARBE Annual Newsletter. December 18th, 2012
“Chapter 7: Critique of ‘Security and Defence: Canadians First’,” written with Tze Lee Tang, GPS 2.0: A Critique of the Canadian International Council’s ‘Open Canada: Global Positioning Strategy’. May, 2011
“Haitian Lessons and Opportunities,” Pemberton Haitian Relief Festival Newsletter, March, 2010
“Russo-American Relations in the Context of Europe,” Generation Europe. October, 2009
BRAHM WIESMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP — 2016
UBC SCHOOL OF COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE — 2016
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PLANNERS WINNING STUDENT TEAM FOR “CONTEMPORARY PLANNING PRACTICE” — 2016
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA “FACE OF TODAY” — 2016
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT LEADER — 2016
CANADA SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSHRC) MASTER’S AWARD — 2015-16
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES GRADUATE AWARD — 2014
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA IRA M ROBINSON BURSARY IN COMMUNITY & REGIONAL PLANNING — 2014
Core Courses: Plan 502- Introduction to Planning Theory and History, Plan 506- The Legal Context of Planning, Plan 515- Planning Research: Qualitative Methods & Research Design, Plan 540A- Omnibus: Becoming a Good Sustainability Planning Practitioner, Plan 548E- Research Design and Quantitative Data Collection, Plan 548G- Introductory Quantitative Data Analysis, Plan 548I- Quantitative Tools for Planners
Community Development and Social Planning: Plan 595- Negotiation, Facilitation and Mediation: Principles & Practices, Plan 595- Philippines Planning Studio
Ecologial and Natural Resource Planning: Plan 591A- Land Use and Environmental Policy, Plan 599- Environmental Policy and Risk Analysis
Comparative International and Urban Development Planning: Plan 503- Strategic Planning for Sustainable Community Economic Development, Plan 542- Practical Practice: City Planning as a Craft
Planning Processes and Analysis: Plan 561- Urban Development Market and Financial Analysis, Plan 548M- Strategic Planning
- Greenest City Scholar, Vancouer Economic Commission (March 2016 - Sept 2016)
- SEEDS Programme Coordinator, UBC Campus and Community Planning, (Sept 2015 - May 2015)
- Urban Analyst and Outreach Consultant, OfCity Consulting, (Nov 2016 - Current)
- Sea Level Rise Researcher and Report Writer, West Coast Environmental Law, (Dec 2014 - April 2015)