Amanda McCulley

Master of Arts, Planning

Amanda McCulley HeadshotPrior Degrees

B.A. Arts (Honours) in Communications, Simon Fraser University

Planning Interests

My interest in planning began when I developed my undergraduate thesis at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. A component of it included an assessment of how city zoning and bylaws had influenced independent music production and consumption in Vancouver. Following graduation in 2014, I completed University of British Columbia’s Certificate in Cultural Planning, which focused on professional skill building such as community consultation strategies and strategic planning. I am presently interested in both cultural and social planning from an advocacy perspective.

Research Topic

I will be assessing housing options for persons with disabilities in the Waterloo Region. I intend on examining the range of options available while assessing factors such as affordability and proximity to health as well as social services.

Presentations/Publications/Professional Experience


  • "Rising Sea Level Coverage in BC Media: How Alternative Media Can Make Waves"

Professional Experience:

  • Marketing & Community Engagement Specialist, Parkinson Society BC (March 2016 – June 2018)
  • Programs Coordinator, Cerebral Palsy Association of BC (March 2015 – 2016)

Of note

I served as Chair of Simon Fraser Campus Radio Society’s Board of Directors from Fall 2013 to Fall 2014.

At the University of Waterloo

I juggle TA duties with staying active on campus, including involvement with the Association of Graduate Planners. 

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