TEACHING

THE FOLLOWING ARE COURSES JEN IS TEACHING, OR HAS TAUGHT.

Winter 2022 – Course Lecturer, Environment & Geography Department, Bishop’s University (Lennoxville, QC).

ESG 270 – Social Movements for Climate Action

  • Course Description: This special topics course presents a wide variety of efforts to address the climate crisis in Canada including youth climate strikes, divestment campaigns, labour union organizing; anti-pipeline activism, the Green New Deal, Indigenous land defense and more. Students learn about the hard work happening on the ground to transform political and economic systems towards social justice and environmental sustainability. Drawing on case studies, scholarly work, and movement theorizing, we critically examine the forces for transformative change in Canada and beyond.

Winter 2022 – Course Lecturer, Environment & Geography Department, Bishop’s University (Lennoxville, QC).

ESG 570 – Global Climate Justice

  • Course Description: In this Special Topics course, we explore climate justice through various lenses: climate justice as mounting crises, climate justice an ethical concept, climate justice as a political commitment, climate justice as scholarly research area, climate justice as a global movement, and more. Grounding our conversation in social science, environmental ethics, and movement & community-based knowledge, we work to understand the problems associated with mounting climate injustices globally and to learn about the transformative visions, mobilizations, and solutions offered by the communities and movements fighting for climate justice in different continents and regions of the world.

Fall 2021 – Course Lecturer, Bieler School of Environment, McGill University (Montreal, QC).

ENVR 203 – Knowledge, Ethics, and Environment

  • Course Description: Introduction to cultural perspectives on the environment: the influence of culture and cognition on perceptions of the natural world; conflicts in orders of knowledge (models, taxonomies, paradigms, theories, cosmologies), ethics (moral values, frameworks, dilemmas), and law (formal and customary, rights and obligations) regarding political dimensions of critical environments, resource use, and technologies.

Fall 2021 – Course Lecturer, Environment & Geography Department, Bishop’s University (Lennoxville, QC).

ESG 100 – Introduction to Environmental Studies

  • Course Description: This course introduces the concepts of the global environment and the human impact on this environment. Topics covered include processes operating in natural systems, the identification of problems caused by humans interacting with these systems, and potential solutions to these problems.

Winter 2021 – Course Lecturer, Bieler School of Environment, McGill University (Montreal, QC).

ENVR 400 – Environmental Thought

  • Course Description: Students work in interdisciplinary seminar groups on challenging philosophical, ethical, scientific and practical issues. They explore cutting-edge ideas and grapple with the reconciliation of environmental imperatives and social, political and economic pragmatics. Activities include meeting practitioners, attending guest lectures, following directed readings, and organizing, leading and participating in seminars.

Winter 2021 – Course Lecturer, Bieler School of Environment, McGill University (Montreal, QC).

ENVR 301 – Environmental Research Design

  • Course Description: This course covers diverse techniques used in design and completion of environmental research projects. Problem definition, data sources and use of appropriate strategies and methodologies. Principles underlying research design are emphasized, including critical thinking, recognizing causal relationships, ideologies, and bias in research, and when and where to seek expertise.

Winter 2020 – Course Lecturer, Bieler School of Environment, McGill University (Montreal, QC).

ENVR 301 – Environmental Research Design

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