My pronouns are she/her. I am a Professor in the Department of Geography, and an Instructor in the Master’s of Development Practice – Indigenous Focus - at the University of Winnipeg. I have lived on Treaty 1 territory since 1999, first as a Master’s student at the Natural Resources Institute, and later returning after I completed my PhD.
I am a resource management geographer, concerned with what we can do to better manage our resources, and in turn, foster resilient and healthy communities. My research focuses on different aspects of environmental governance surrounding energy and mining development in Canada. I am particularly interested in impact assessment, follow-up & monitoring and community energy planning.
I previously served on the board of Green Action Centre (2006-2010), and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (2008-2014). I took a break from volunteering for a short time while I was being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to serving on several University committees, I currently chair the Manitoba Eco-Network Policy Advocacy Committee and serve on the Sustainable Building Manitoba policy committee.
In my spare time, I garden and make pickles and other preserves.