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

Research, Uncategorized, urban forestry

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

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

arboriculture, Research, urban forestry

Inspiring communities and influencing change: Towards a deeper understanding of arborist roles

Last week at the International Society of Arboriculture Ontario Chapter (ISAO) Annual Conference in Huntsville, Ontario, I had the opportunity to present my two sociological research studies to over 550 delegates: First, an overview of findings from my doctoral work about arborist perspectives on language, labour, agency and education in southern Ontario; and, second, the preliminary… Continue reading Inspiring communities and influencing change: Towards a deeper understanding of arborist roles

Research, Travel, urban forestry

Diversity in urban forestry

This past week I had the opportunity to participate in the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) International Round table workshop and pubic event called, “Do Rainbows Come in Green? Urban Forests and Multicultural Citizenship”. The three-day workshop was coordinated by Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, and held in Vancouver at the University… Continue reading Diversity in urban forestry

Research, urban forestry

Reflections on organizing the “Urban Forests & Political Ecologies” Conference of 2013

  The Urban Forests & Political Ecologies (UFPE) Conference took place from April 18-20th, 2013, at the University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, in the Great Hall. The overall vision for the UFPE Conference was to showcase the important work and creativity of groups and individuals working in urban forestry issues across disciplines. The… Continue reading Reflections on organizing the “Urban Forests & Political Ecologies” Conference of 2013