Kate Elliott

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Biography

Kate Elliott is an Interdisciplinary PhD student at SFU. Her past research has examined working lives of informal recyclers, cemeteries as public green space, and food security through community engagement. Currently, Kate is tracking the life stories of shopping carts in urban spaces. She is also the director of Wayfinding for Restorative Methods, an initiative supported by the Low-Carbon Research Methods Group, an international collective of scholars and artists working to lower carbon in academia. A former high school teacher, Kate has been an instructor for SFU’s Continuing Studies (“Urban Dirt”), FASS Forward (“Write-Minded”), and for a graduate course in Urban Research Methods. She has worked as a public health researcher, translator, and cemetery assistant. Kate holds degrees from SFU (M.Urb), the University of Ottawa (B.Ed), and UBC (BA).