I'm an interdisciplinary thinker/practitioner with an interest in ecological economics and social entrepreneurship. With the global economy outgrowing the biosphere and social inequality intensifying, how can societies manage the peaceful transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future? How are good ideas tested, practiced, and communicated in the public sphere?
Is it possible to consume less but improve wellbeing? How can political narratives, public policies, and business practices transition away from consumerism and towards restoring (or at least conserving) the natural world? How can theory become practice in complex policy and business settings?
Promising paths forward
While responsible business practices, policies, and appropriate technology may all serve to address biophysical constraints, a prerequisite shift in behaviour and culture has to be achieved and sustained in ways that transcend ir/rational political arguments. I'm particularly compelled the idea of low (or no) growth economic models that emphasize wellbeing over income, though I'm under no illusions that such a transition will be easy.
Where I work
I'm currently undertaking a PhD at McGill University and I teach at Canadian Mennonite University. At CMU, I also serve as the Director of the Centre for Resilience - a coworking lab for social entrepreneurs and experiential learning hub. I also serve as a Board Director for the Assiniboine Credit Union. When I'm not doing any of that, I'm probably singing.