Rosie Simms

Current Research: Rosie did her Master’s with Dr. Leila Harris at the Institute for Resources and Environmental Sustainability. Her research focuses on dynamics of water access and governance for First Nations in British Columbia.

Biography: Rosie has a BA&Sc (Hons) Environment degree from McGill University, where her interests converged around water governance and Indigenous studies. During her time at McGill, Rosie co-organized Uncharted Waters, a national student conference on Canadian water issues. Her academic and working ventures have taken her twice to Baffin Island with Students on Ice, as well as to Panama for a 4-month field study semester, where she completed an internship investigating Indigenous rights and conflicts around Canadian mining development.

Awards: SSHRC Masters award, 2013

Publications: Simms, R. B. (2013). Book Review: Mascarenhas, M. (2012). Where the Waters Divide: Neoliberalism, White Privilege, and Environmental Racism in Canada. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 4(3): 1-4.

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