I am a Full Professor and and coordinator of the Environmental Conservation Lab. My overall goal as an academic is to engage in research that at once makes contributions to the academic literature and benefits the livelihoods and environments of Aboriginal and rural communities and other stakeholders; to be an engaging, progressive, and responsible teacher; and to be of meaningful service to the university and society as a whole.
I have been working at the University of Manitoba since 1999. Before that I completed a PhD at York University and did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Northern British Columbia.
Currently my research interests include: risk and adaptation, alternative food systems, food justice, environmental justice, environmental health, participatory video, participatory research, conservation and restoration, and traditional knowledge. I am fortunate to be able to work with many excellent students interested in a broad range of questions.