Bio and CV
Maggie Low is the Co-Chair of the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) program at SCARP. Maggie is a community-engaged scholar who seeks to advance a better understanding of Indigenous sovereignty as it is expressed outside the Canadian courts, with a focus on the implications of these expressions for the well-being of Indigenous communities. Maggie also seeks to showcase the strength and strategies of Indigenous Nations and communities as they assert authority over their territories. Her current research projects and teaching focus on Indigenous community planning, Indigenous well-being, Indigenous knowledges and climate change, and decolonization and reconciliation efforts happening within Canadian cities. Maggie was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and is of mixed ancestry including Italian, French, German, English and she is a status member of Wikwemikoong Unceded Territory. Maggie has been fortunate enough to work with and for First Nations in what is now known as British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario. Off campus, Maggie enjoys running, camping, drinking good coffee and eating with friends and family.
Teaching and Research Areas
- PLAN 533 - Indigenous Community Planning: Ways of Being, Knowing and Doing
- PLAN 548P - Reconciliation and Planning
- Indigenous-state relations, Indigenous community planning, Indigenous-led reconciliation efforts, Indigenous sovereignty and jurisdiction
- Environmentalism and climate change, public sector innovation labs