arboriculture, Research, Uncategorized, urban forestry

Beyond Trees: Engagement and Research at Tree Canada

To commemorate my last day before starting my maternity leave, I wanted to follow-up on my article from May 2018, Over the Years We Grow: National Scale Progress in Engagement and Research at Tree Canada. Over the past year, we have accomplished several exciting projects within the Engagement and Research pillar of programs at Tree Canada. If… Continue reading Beyond Trees: Engagement and Research at Tree Canada

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Recipe for Evolving Leadership: Seven Key Ingredients

Earlier this year, I was invited by TELUS in Montreal, QC, to share my professional journey and research initiatives at their Women’s Leadership event to an engaged audience of past winners of TELUS’ CHLOE Awards for Leadership Excellence, Emerging Leaders, Champions of Diversity and Community Engagement. Part of this presentation was to share lessons on… Continue reading Recipe for Evolving Leadership: Seven Key Ingredients

arboriculture, Research, Uncategorized, urban forestry

Women in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture and Natural Resources: Reflections on three panel discussions

As part of my postdoctoral research through the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry, I’m currently examining the role of women in arboriculture and urban forestry in North America to understand the barriers they face and the strategies they use to overcome them. This research and sharing progresses the goal of improved labour… Continue reading Women in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture and Natural Resources: Reflections on three panel discussions

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On selling our house: rethinking priorities

Our friends and family were shocked when we told them we’re selling our house only two years after buying it. We moved from a two bedroom condo to a four+ bedroom house in the hopes of entertaining more, hosting out-of-town family, perhaps starting a family of our own - basically a full house, like a… Continue reading On selling our house: rethinking priorities

Research, Uncategorized, urban forestry

Over the Years We Grow: National Scale Progress in Engagement and Research at Tree Canada

Originally published on The Nature of Cities: May 8, 2018 Over the past four years in leading the Engagement and Research portfolio at Tree Canada, I have had the opportunity to watch the organization grow, contribute to designing programs that move beyond tree planting efforts, and to create a network of knowledge sharing for Canada’s urban… Continue reading Over the Years We Grow: National Scale Progress in Engagement and Research at Tree Canada

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Look More Closely, Think More Deeply: Experiences from the 2017 US Forest Service International Urban Forestry Seminar

As published on The Nature of Cities: July 23, 2017 One adage I want to share after finishing the US Forest Service Inaugural International Urban Forestry Seminar is: look more closely, think more deeply. This was something that one of the presenters said to us on our first day in Chicago and it stuck with me… Continue reading Look More Closely, Think More Deeply: Experiences from the 2017 US Forest Service International Urban Forestry Seminar

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Women in Trees: Sharing Experiences and Lessons

When Fleming College Professor of Urban Forestry, Katrina Van Osch-Saxon, first asked me to speak at the one-day Women in Trees Conference and Awareness Day on Earth Day 2017, I didn’t know what to expect or what I could offer. When I first started my career in urban forestry I often found myself surrounded mostly… Continue reading Women in Trees: Sharing Experiences and Lessons