2022 PhD in Human Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science
Dissertation: Bee Cities and more-than-human communities: Protecting pollinators in the Anthropocene.
2015 Master of Environmental Studies in Geography, University of Waterloo
Thesis: Gleaning in the 21st Century: Urban Food Recovery and Community Food Security in Ontario, Canada
2013 Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Geography and Environmental Management (Honours), University of Waterloo
Thesis: Addressing Barriers to Urban Agriculture in Waterloo Region (Canada)
2008 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with distinction, Ryerson University
2004 Nursing (diploma), Mohawk College
1998 Practical Nursing (certificate), Conestoga College
Select Professional Experience
Sept 2022 - present Curriculum Developer (ES374 Health and the Environment)
Geography and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
2020 – present Contract Faculty – Wilfrid Laurier University
Fall and Summer terms ES274 One Earth, One Health (200 students per term)
Winter 2020 GG102 Introduction to Human Geography (280 students)
April 2021 - Oct 2022 (contract) Instructional Designer, Conestoga College
Collaboration with faculty and stakeholders to design engaging and accessible courses and other learning material in the Brightspace Learning Environment (D2L).
Jan 2021 - April 2021 Instructional Design Specialist, Wilfrid Laurier University
President's Award for Team Achievement, 2021
2020 Curriculum Developer (ES274 One Earth, One Health)
Geography and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
2019 – 2020 Primary Care Nurse, Preventative Care Program, Dr. Noman Bodkin
2019 Course Instructor, Laurier Summer Institute of Research Methods
2016 – 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University, Faulty of Arts
2013 – 2014 University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment
Teaching Assistantships have provided me with good experience in:
Developing and renewing course content, lab exercises, and course assessments
Instructing lab sections with up to 30 students per lab
Holding office hours to meet with students to address course concerns
Grading assignments and tests
Holding guest lectures on course related content
Winter 2019 - GESC290 Environmental Concepts & Approaches
Winter 2018 - ES102 Environmental Problems & Approaches
Fall 2017 - ES101 Introduction to Environmental Studies
Winter 2017 - GG300 Political Geographies of Violence
Fall 2016 - GG290 Global Resource & Environmental Issues
Winter 2016; Fall 2018 - GG102 Intro. to Human Geography
Fall 2014 - Geog 202 Geography of the Global Economy
Spring 2014 - Geog 203 Environment & Development in a Global Perspective
Winter 2014 - Geog 208 Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change
Fall 2013 - Geog 101 Geography & Human Habitat
2018 Registered Nurse, Camp Nurse, Silver Lake Camp, Summer
2015 Policy Analyst (Nursing), Infection Prevention and Control, Grand River Hospital
2015 – present Freelance Writer, Metroland Media Group
2008 – 2012 Infection Prevention and Control Professional, Grand River Hospital
2011 Just Clean Your Hands Program Expert, Contract, Public Health Ontario
2007 – 2008 Regional Cardiac Care Coordinator, St. Mary’s Hospital
2004 – 2008 Registered Nurse, Cardiology, St. Mary’s Hospital
2017-2019 Dissertation Research, South-Western Ontario, Canada
2014 Master’s Fieldwork, Gleaning for Community Food Security, Ontario, Canada
2015 Summer Research Scholarship, Urban Agriculture, Nanjing, China
2015 Summer Research Scholarship, Street Food Vendors, Nanjing, China
2012 Senior Honour’s Thesis: Urban Agriculture in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
Gibbs, H., Hagerman, B., Hodson, E., Iqbal, S., Klassen, C., Kuron, L., Marshman, J., Mehta, B.,
and White, M. “You Can't Engage in Decolonizing Work Alone”: The Value, Challenges, and
Tensions Around Building a Contract Teaching Faculty Community to Disrupt Colonialism. In
K. N. Rainville, D. G. Title, and C. G. Desrochers (Eds.), Faculty Learning Communities
Working Towards a More Equitable, Just, and Anti-Racist Future in Higher Education. Information Age Publishers.
2023 Manning, P. and Marshman, J. Conserving insect biodiversity in agroecosystems underpins sustainable diets. In K. Kevany and P. Prosperi (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Diets. Routledge.
2022 Marshman, J. and Willis-Chan, D. S. The Movement of Pollen: Pollinators, People, and the Planet. In D. Szanto, A. Battista, and I. Knezevic (Eds.), Food Studies: Matter, Movement & Meaning. Rebus Press.
2022 Willis-Chan, D. S. and Marshman, J. A Socio-Ecology of Pollination: A Case Study. In D. Szanto, A. Battista, and I. Knezevic (Eds.), Food Studies: Matter, Movement & Meaning. Rebus Press.
2021 Marshman, J. & Knezevic, I. What’s in a name? Challenging the commodification of pollination through the diverse economies of 'Bee Cities'. Journal of Political Ecology, 28(1), 124-145. https://doi.org/10.2458/jpe.2307
2021 Wilson, A., M. Bessey, J. Brady, M. Classens, K. Lee, C.Z. Levkoe, J. Marshman, T. Martens, S.L. Ruder, P. Stephens, and T. Soma. Reflections on the roles and responsibilities of food studies in Canada, Indigenous territories, and beyond 2020-21. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v8i3.520
2019 Marshman, J., Blay-Palmer, A., Landman, K. Anthropocene Crisis: Climate Change, Pollinators, and Food Security. Environments, 6(22). https://doi.org/10.3390/environments6020022
2019 Marshman, J. and Scott, S. Gleaning in the 21st Century: Urban Food Recovery and Community Food Security in Ontario, Canada. Canadian Food Studies, 6(1), 100-119. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v6i1.264
2019 Marshman, J. Communing With Bees: A Whole-of-Community Approach to Address Crisis in the Anthropocene. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2019.091.029
2019 Marshman, J. Wild Bees Need Our Protection. The Record. September 23.
2016 Si, Z., Marshman, J., Berge, S., Dai, N., Soma, T., Dale, B. Landman, K., Bacher, J., Rahman, M., Levkoe, C. Review of the book Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems by Henk de Zeeuw and Pay Drechsel (Eds.). Canadian Food Studies, 3(2), pp 216-230. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v3i2.177
2022 Nov. Marshman, J. & Chan, D.S.W. Pollinators and People. On-demand oral presentation [remote] at the ESA-CSC Joint Annual Meeting 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
2021 Sept. Marshman, J. & Chan, D.S.W. Making Space for Wild Pollinators: the Socio-Ecology of Pollination. Oral presentation at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, UK.
2021 Jun. Marshman, J. & Knezevic, I. Challenging the Commodification of Pollination through the Diverse Economies of 'Bee Cities'. Radical Food Geographies panel presentation and discussion at the 2021 ASFS-AFHVS-CAFS-SAFN Joint Virtual Conference.
2020 Marshman, J. The Bee City Movement: Shifting the Doomsday Narrative to Hope. Presentation for the Laurier-Milton Lecture Series [Recorded].
2020 Marshman, J. & Imort, M. How can Geography help us understand the COVID-19 pandemic? Presentation for the Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning [Recorded].
2019 Marshman, J., Chan, S., Wojcik, V. Conservation Praxis: Perspectives on a Healthy Future for People, Pollinators, and Planet. Panel organizer and presenter for the annual conference of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, Finding Home in the "Wilderness": Explorations in Belonging in Circumpolar Food Systems. Anchorage, Alaska, June 2019.
2019 Marshman, J. Building bridges between people and bees [workshop]. Guelph Organic Conference, Guelph, Ontario.
2019 Marshman, J. Anthropocene Crisis: Urban Bees to Bridge the Human/Nature Divide [Guest lecture]. Wilfrid Laurier University, GESC 290A, Waterloo, Ontario.
2018 Marshman, J. Power, Praxis, and Inclusionary Othering: An Urban Bee Story. Paper presented at the Place-Based Food Systems Conference, Making the Case, Making it Happen. Richmond, British Columbia.
2018 Marshman, J. Power, Praxis, and Othering: Urban Bees to Bridge the Human/Nature Divide. Invited to present at the Third International Conference of Agriculture and Food in an Urbanizing Society. Porto Alegre, Brazil. [declined]
2018 Marshman, J. Anthropocene Crisis: Urban Bees to Bridge the Human/Nature Divide. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Canadian Association for Food Studies conference, Gathering Diversities. Regina, Saskatchewan, June, 2018.
2016 Marshman, J. Gleaning in the 21st Century: Urban Food Recovery and Community Food Security in Ontario, Canada [Pecha Kucha]. Presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Food Studies, Scarborough Fare: Global Foodways and Local Foods in a Transnational City, Toronto, Ontario.
2021 Marshman, J. Diverse Ways of Knowing, Artist Collaborative [Video].
2018 Marshman, J. Pollinator Protector Certificate: Module 2 [video]. Pollinator Central retrieve from edu.pollinatorcentral.com
2016 Marshman, J. Reducing food waste through gleaning [Digital Storytelling Workshop].
2016 Marshman, J., Si, Z., and Mann, E. Hiding in Plain Sight: Informal Urban Agriculture in Nanjing, China. Photo Journal, displayed in the Exploration Gallery at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Food Studies, Scarborough Fare: Global Foodways and Local Foods in a Transnational City, Toronto, Ontario.
2021 - present Journal of Rural Studies
2019 - present Journal of Agriculture, Food Studies and Community Development
2017 - present Canadian Food Studies Journal
Journal of Agriculture, Food Studies and Community Development
2021 - present JAFSCD Editorial Board
2020 – present Co-Chair Shareholder Consortium
Canadian Association for Food Studies
2022 - present Vice President
2020 - 2022 Member of the Board
Wilfrid Laurier University
2021 Divisional Council, Faculty of Science
2019 – present Elected to Department in Council, Geography and Environmental Studies
Meal Exchange Good Food Challenge
2017 - 2018 Advisory Committee
Professional Associations & Memberships
College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS)
Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC)
Food Secure Canada (FSC)
Academic Awards & Scholarships
2020 Mitacs Research Training Award
2020 Student Teaching Award of Excellence, Wilfrid Laurier University
2016 – 2019 Graduate Doctoral Scholarship, Wilfrid Laurier University
2016 – 2019 Laurier Graduate Scholarship, Wilfrid Laurier University
2016 FGPS Graduate Travel Award
2015 International Experience Award, University of Waterloo
2015 Summer Research Scholarship, Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange
2013 – 2014 Environmental Studies Graduate Experience Award
Community Awards & Grants
2021 ECO-Award The Environmental Studies Association of Canada's Environmental Community's Organizer Award
2020 Guelph Organic Conference Eco-Scholar Award (conference pass) (declined)
2019 Go Wild Community Grant, World Wildlife Fund
2019 Community Environmental Fund, Region of Waterloo
2017 – 2018 Sustainable Hawk Fund, Wilfrid Laurier University
2017 – present Co-Founder, Bee City Kitchener Pollinator Working Group
2019 – present Co-Founder and Mentor, Bee Campus, Wilfrid Laurier University
2018 Conference Organizer, Bee City Canada Pollinator Summit
2018 - 2019 Participating artist, fiber arts, Frederick Art Walk, Kitchener, Ontario
2014 – 2020 Founding Coordinator: Gleaners Guild of Waterloo Region
2013 – 2018 Board Member, Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable
2016 Guest Columnist, Community Edition (Waterloo Region)
2013 – 2015 Co-Editor: Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) quarterly newsletter
2013 – 2020 Social Media Support, Canadian Association for Food Studies
2014 – 2015 Newsletter Creator and Editor, Hacienda Sarria Market Garden
2012 – 2015 Ecological Monitor, City of Kitchener
2011 – 2013 Book Reviewer, Alternatives Journal
2009 – 2011 Client Support, Hospice of Waterloo Region
Select Professional Development
2022 Certificate in Restorative Principles: Applying an Anti-Oppressive Approach to Restorative Practice
2021 Intercultural Certificate, offered by Laurier International, CSEDI, and the Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management
2021 - present Master Melittologist Apprentice Program, Oregon Bee Atlas
2021, April 4 Seasons of Reconciliation Certificate
2020 – present Community of Practice: Decolonizing and Indigenizing in the Academy
2019 Facilitator Development Certificate (FDW)
2019 Indigenous Research Paradigms, Laurier Center for Indigegogy
2019 University Teaching for Doctoral Students, Certificate, Wilfrid Laurier University
2019 Course Re[Design] Workshop, Wilfrid Laurier University
2019 Instructional Skills Workshop Certificate (ISW)
2018 University Teaching Foundations, Wilfrid Laurier University
2017 First Aid for Mental Health, Mental Health Commission of Canada
2017 Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education, EdX for Educators