Community Work

Some of the community focused work I’ve completed.

Featured Work

  • Ottawa Bell Let’s Talk Protest
  • Carleton University Education Cuts Protest
  • AIDS Activist Project
  • 2012 Montreal Student Protests
  • Kingston Humane Society

Ottawa Bell Let's Talk Protest (2019)

“About 50 people braved the cold to demand the telecommunications giant lower the cost of outgoing phone calls for inmates in the province’s jails, and allow inmates to dial out to cell phones. Right now, inmates can only make collect calls to landlines, preventing many from connecting with loved ones.”

Carleton University Education Cuts Protest (2019)

“Students say they are showing the government they will not tolerate cuts to education and student services. They are worried about the Progressive Conservative government’s elimination of free tuition for low-income students. Other main concerns include a 10-per-cent tuition fee cut for all students.”

AIDS Activist History Project (2016)

“The AIDS Activist History Project is hosted at Carleton University by Alexis Shotwell and a team of students; Gary Kinsman is the co-researcher. We’re working with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives on documenting this history, in conjunction with AIDS activists across Canada. The project is supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).”

“The 2012 Quebec student protests were a series of student protests led by student unions such as the Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ), the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec, and the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec against a proposal by the Quebec Cabinet, headed by Liberal Premier Jean Charest, to raise university tuition from $2,168 to $3,793 between 2012 and 2018. As part of the protest movement, a series of widespread student strikes were organized, involving half of Quebec’s student population by April 2012. A third of Quebec students continued to participate in the strike by its 100th day, while a quarter million had participated during its peak.”