Emma is a fourth year Doctoral candidate at the University of Waterloo, in the School of Planning. She holds a BA and a MA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Communication Studies. Her current research focuses on gentrification, displacement and transportation, exploring the role that transportation plays in driving gentrification and neighbourhood change.
Emma completed the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Fundamentals in University Teaching program and is currently enrolled in CTE’s Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program. Emma has worked as a Teaching Assistant (TA) throughout her PhD and her MA degree and prioritizes interactive and flexible teaching approaches. Through the CUT program, Emma was able to engage with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and present this topic to her peers. She believes strongly that UDL principles can be used alongside interactive teaching methods to foster a more collaborative classroom environment.