I'm an interdisciplinary thinker/practitioner with an interest in ecological economics and social entrepreneurship. With the global economy outgrowing the biosphere and as social inequality is intensifying, how can societies manage the peaceful transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future?
Is it possible to consume less but improve wellbeing? How can our political narratives and business practices transition away from consumerism to begin 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, culture, and ethics has to be achieved and sustained in ways that transcend ir/rational political arguments. I'm particularly compelled by research on the idea of a low-growth or “steady-state” economy, a model that emphasizes wellbeing over income.
Where I work
I teach at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I also serve as the Director of the Centre for Resilience - an experiential learning hub and coworking lab for social entrepreneurs. To test ideas in practice, I also co-founded a coffee company, Fools + Horses, and I serve as a Board Director for the Assiniboine Credit Union. When I'm not doing any of that, I'm probably singing.