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AWARDS

Ontario Arts Council, Integrated Arts Grant for poetry with artist Christina Kingsbury, 2013-2016

Ontario Arts Council, Writers’ Reserve Grant for poetry, 2011-2012.

Eden Mills Literary Festival Writers’ Contest 2012,  first place for poetry, also selected to read at the Fringe Festival.

Elora Writers’ Festival, second place for poetry 2012

Toronto Arts Council, Grants to Writers, Poetry Collection “Flint and Pine” 2011. [Recommendation]

MaryJo Morris Scholarship, Humber School for Writers Correspondence Program, 2008

Dr. Robert Gordon Scholarship, Humber Summer School for Writers, 2006

EDUCATION

Ryerson – Advanced Feature Writing for Magazines (2012); Copy editing for Magazines (2011)

Humber School for Writers – Diploma in Creative Writing, Fiction  (2009)

M.A. Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, Women’s Studies

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (2007)

Thesis Supervisor:  Sherene Razack

Topic:  Race and Space:  Gentrification and fabrications of White ethnicity

BA Hon., Contemporary Studies and International Development

With a focus in Environmental Studies, University of King’s College and Dalhousie University (2003)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PoetIntegrated Arts,  Re:Mediate feminist textile installation with artist Christina Kingsbury. Forthcoming installation at the Gladstone Grow Op 2016 and Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, summer 2016.

Grant Writer and Editor, Red Lab – Digital Storytelling, University of Guelph (2015-present)

Editor, Academic Articles, University of Guelph and Ryerson University (2013-present)

Juror, Canadian Association of Journalism (CAJ) 2012 Awards

News Editor, This Magazine, 2011-present

Freelance Editor, Copy Editor, Guelph, 2012-present

Fact-checker, Precedent Magazine, 2011-present

Freelance Writer, Alternatives Journal, Spacing Toronto, THIS Magazine, Geez Magazine, Momentum Magazine, Dandyhorse Magazine, 2005-present

Communications Coordinator Second Harvest, Toronto:  Liaising with board of directors, producing the e-newsletter, proofreading, social media, 2009-2010

Garden Program Coordinator, L’Arche Cape Breton: Presentations to the board, budgeting and accounts, volunteer co-ordination, supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, weekly newsletter 2008-2009

Editorial and Publishing Intern, THIS Magazine: Fact-checking, copy editing, writing, research, circulation, subscriptions, sorting mail, administration, special events, grant and award applications, maintaining a daily blog, 2008

Development & Peace, Toronto: THINKfast! Graphic Design: Youth Program Flyer and Educational Manual, Toronto, 2007

Proofreader, Merrill Corp. Financial Publishing, Toronto, 2006

RESEARCH

Research Assistant  OISE/UT assistant to Alissa Trotz.  Annotated bibliography, literature review, assistant at interviews in Guyana, 2007

Research Assistant OISE/UT:  Researched self-governance and education in Indigenous communities

CONFERENCES

7TH Annual Critical Race Studies Conference May 3-4, 2007 at OISE/UT

Title:  “Theorizing Whiteness in Urban Development:  The Re-Creation of Settler Mentalities”

Chair: Ninth Annual Graduate Student Research Conference of the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, OISE/UT Why Marx? Why Marx, Now?: Re-considering Social and Political Thought for the Contemporary Moment   Saturday, March 24th, 2007   Panel:  The Sociality: Value, Service, Mobility

Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto Graduate Symposium 2006:  Violence, Memory and Power  Title:  “Nostalgia and memory: racialised spaces of urban development:  Regent Park’s redevelopment and the gentrification of Corktown”

MEMBERSHIPS

Toronto Freelance Editors and Writers

Canadian Freelance Union