Degrees & Certificates
2019 - Student Writer / The Writer’s Studio Online (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
2019 - Master of Arts (Candidate) / Socio-Cultural Studies of Health (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
2014 - Bachelor of Arts / English and Political Science (University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
Professional & Courses
2019 - Writing Pedagogy Institute (Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University)
2019 - Professional University Teaching and Learning Workshop Series (Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University)
2016 - MATH 215: Introduction to Statistics (Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada)
“A SHARED Future Living Compendium 1.0: Guide and Toolkit”. (2018, internal). With Dr. Jeffrey Masuda, Sarah Harney, Sophy Chan, and Magnus Nowell.
“you aren’t nice: on kinship, home, and being angry”. (2018). With Nicole Yakashiro. Nikkei Images, 23(2), 12-18.
“being trespassers”. (2017). With Nicole Yakashiro. Landscapes of Injustice Scholarship and Activism Forum. Web.
“Don’t condemn Chinatown to the same fate suffered by Vancouver’s Pauerugai”. (2017). The Volcano. Web. Originally a speech to Vancouver City Council.
“City threatens to do repairs and bill owners: Regent and Lion hotels”. (2016). DTES SRO Collaborative. Web.
“VIFF 2014: Ishii Yuya’s ‘The Vancouver Asahi’ shines at world premiere and People Choice Award”. (2014). Nikkei Voice. Web.
PRESENTATIONS & TALKS
“The Balmoral died… the Regent died…”: Death, rumours, and resistance in Single Room Occupancy hotels of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference at the University of Winnipeg, May 29, 2019. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“We’re writing a eulogy”: Beyond the loss of Single Room Occupancy hotels in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Loss: A Symposium at McGill University, May 10, 2019. Montreal, Québec.
“In that ‘zact same room”: The everydayness of life and death in the Single Room Occupancy hotels of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside". BC Studies Annual Conference at Thompson Rivers University, May 2, 2019. Kamloops, British Columbia.
VOICES (panel discussion), VOICES: A Multimedia Exhibit at the Isabel Bader Centre Art and Media Lab, March 8, 2018. Kingston, Ontario.
Public health, the work of the dead, and remaining in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division at Queen’s University, October 21, 2017. Kingston, Ontario.
“Redressing what?”. 30th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Redress and 60th Anniversary of The Bulletin / Geppo. Tonari Gumi, December 9, 2018. Vancouver, British Columbia. Published as “My Storie(s)” in The Bulletin/Geppo.
Being A Good Neighbour in the Downtown Eastside (panel discussion), Heart of the City Festival: Realms of Refuge. InterUrban Art Gallery, October 21, 2016. Vancouver, British Columbia.
“FICTION NON-FICTION” and “They were just kids!”. Yung Nikkei Stories, sponsored by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society. Quadra Village Community Centre, May 14, 2016. Victoria, British Columbia.
“The confusion is still there”. Hapa-Palooza: Mixed Voices Raised. Vancouver Public Library, September 24, 2014. Vancouver, British Columbia.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
2019 - Canadian Association of Geographers Student Paper Award (Master’s Level)
2018 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2017 - Health Studies Excellence in Teaching Assistance Award (nominated)
2017 - Christopher Knapper Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching (nominated)
2017 - Queen’s Graduate Scholarship
Winter 2019 - Teaching Assistant, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
HLTH 101 CDS (online): The Social Determinants of Health
HLTH 102: Personal Health and Wellness
Winter 2018 - Teaching Assistant, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
HLTH 102: Personal Health and Wellness
HLTH 305: Fundamentals of Health Policy
Fall 2017 - Teaching Assistant, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
HLTH 334: The Politics of Health and Illness
2017 - Community Arts Coordinator, Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants (City of Vancouver)
2016-2017 - Program Coordinator, Enterprising Women Making Art (Atira Women’s Resource Society)
2016 - Social Media Consultant (Nikkei Stories)
2014-2015 - Administrative Assistant (Golden Properties Ltd.)
2015-2019 - Committee Member (Advocacy and Outreach Committee, Powell Street Festival Society)
2015 - Director of the Board (Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association)