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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Human Geography, University of Manchester

Award Date: 28 Jun 2016

Masters, Building and Urban Design in Development, University College London

Award Date: 1 Nov 2009

University diploma, Community Economic Development, Concordia University

Award Date: 7 Nov 2003

Degree, Geography and Economics, McGill University

Award Date: 8 Jun 2001

External positions

Research support staff. Corrected texts in English for research on energy and cities in Geography department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

10 Feb 201431 Dec 2014

Consultant. Delivered sustainable community planning training in Spanish on behalf of Canadian government at Construction Fair in Havana, Cuba, Sustainability Solutions Group

15 Mar 201210 Apr 2012

Teaching Fellow. Redesigned and taught Masters course and coordinated student fieldwork in London, University College London

10 Jan 20121 Apr 2012

Travelling Faculty. Taught Urban Politics and Development to 35 third-year undergraduate students in Detroit, Sao Paolo, Cape Town and Hanoi, International Honors Program / World Learning

15 Aug 201115 Dec 2011

Travelling Faculty. Taught Urban Politics and Development to 35 third-year undergraduate students in New York, Delhi, Dakar and Buenos Aires, International Honors Program / World Learning

1 Jan 20111 Jun 2011

Consultant. Planned and delivered 6-day training session for Mexican government on behalf of Canadian government on Sustainable Community Planning (Ottawa and Montreal), Sustainability Solutions Group

1 Nov 201020 Nov 2010

Post-graduate course assistant. Mentored Masters Urban Development Planning students during field studies in Istanbul and London, University College London

1 May 20101 Jun 2010

Lecturer. Taught 32 students in a third-year undergraduate course titled Sustainable University Campus, Concordia University, Department of Geography, Planning & the Environment

15 Jan 20081 Jun 2008

Consultant. Conducted research and sustainability planning projects for a university, cooperative and national government in Canada, Sustainability Solutions Group

1 May 20071 Aug 2008

Sustainability Coordinator. Duties included project creation and management, internal and external partnership building, supervising staff and coordinating communications and planning. First position of its kind in Quebec, Concordia University

1 Jun 20041 May 2007

Sustainability Auditor and Volunteer, Sustainable Concordia Project. Coordinated 100+ student for-credit and volunteer projects, fundraised $25,000, developed organisation, Concordia University

1 Jun 20021 May 2004

Research and Communication Project Assistant at NGO in Buenos Aires. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

15 Sept 20011 Mar 2002

Research Assistant. Documented environmental indicator initiatives and researched environment and security at McGill School of Environment, McGill University

1 Feb 20011 May 2001

Public Policy Internship in the Environmental Economics Unit. Developed model to assess human well-being, Environment Australia

1 Mar 200015 Jun 2000


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