Lara Therrien Boulos
I grew up in North Vancouver on traditional Coast Salish land, and recently returned to the West Coast having spent the last eight years in Kingston, Ontario on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabe territory, where I studied at, then worked for Queen's University. I completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and English Literature and worked in undergraduate admissions and recruitment, with a specific focus on supporting Aboriginal and first generation applicants. I am interested in the broad areas of community engagement, social planning, housing affordability, and environmentally responsible development, and my primary focus is Indigenous planning. In pursuing the MCRP and the Indigenous Community Planning specialization, I am deeply committed to developing my understanding of how planning approaches can contribute to reconciliation with Canada's First Peoples in tangible and meaningful ways, and how I as a planner can support these efforts. In my spare time I enjoy knitting, cooking, and reading, and my favourite animal is the manatee.
SCARP Graduate Support Initiative Award, 2015-2016
La Fondation Ricard Scholarship, 2015-2016 (fondationricard.com)