Jaimy Fischer: SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral)
Jaimy Fischer is a Michif with Red River ancestry (Saulteaux-Cree Métis) who was born and raised on Coast Salish Territories. She is a PhD candidate whose research interests span active travel and healthy built environments, GIScience and crowdsourced data, mobility justice, and community engaged research approaches. Fischer enjoys the interdisciplinary nature of FHS and is passionate about her work in the Cities, Health, and Active Transportation Research Lab. Her dissertation—supported by a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral award—will focus on how infrastructure investments impact active travel (walking, cycling, wheeling) and spatial equity.
Fischer also has a keen interest in community-engaged research and this fall she will participate in work with local Indigenous communities and youth service providers to identify questions of mobility justice and equity. She hopes to amplify Indigenous perspectives on what constitutes safe and healthy transportation. Other research interests include decolonizing spatial analyses and GIS mapping practices to support Indigenous geographies and data sovereignty.
This summer, Fischer is mapping and analyzing the equity and mobility impacts of COVID-19 related street changes in Canadian and US cities. When she is not working, you can find her rock-climbing, mountain biking, and actively working to reclaim her Métis culture and community responsibilities.