I am a member of, and candidate for, the Green Party of Nova Scotia. The Green Party is more of a global movement than a party. The 6 guiding principles of this movement are ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, nonviolence, sustainability, and respect for diversity. That is why I’m a member.
I’m not claiming that these principles are enough, but they are necessary.
I moved to Nova Scotia in 2007 when I was 17, having grown up in various parts of southern Ontario. I attended the University of King’s College for the Foundation Year Program plus an additional year and subsequently studied Mathematics and Computing Science at Saint Mary’s. I now work as a Software Developer at the Strongest Families Institute, a not-for-profit dedicated to lowering the barriers to mental health care by providing evidence-based programs through correspondence, internet, and phone.
I also serve as Associate Director on the board of the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group, a student organization at Dalhousie dedicated to social justice, and more recently, as Treasurer for the Red Clay Studio Society, an arts organization that runs programming providing artists an opportunity to work with and in nature, most notable for the annual White Rabbit Arts Residency and Festival in Upper Economy.
During my years in Nova Scotia, I’ve worked as a research assistant in theoretical computer science, a stage carpenter at Ship’s Company Theatre, a theatre technician variously, a bartender, a bread seller, a builder. I helped Clare give wings to the Bus Stop Theatre, an organization dedicated to providing accessible performance space in Halifax. I helped Neil, Kelly, Tristan, Lars, and so many others start the Halifax Tool Library.
If you’re into hiking, I highly recommend Cape Chignecto Provincial Park 🙂
That is me, or the surface anyways.