Curriculum Vitae


2016 – present (ABD) PhD in Human Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University
: The Bee City Movement: Shifting the Doomsday Narrative to Hope

2015 Master of Environmental Studies in Geography, University of Waterloo
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
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

April 2021 - present Instructional Designer, Conestoga College

Jan 2021 - April 2021 Instructional Design Specialist, Wilfrid Laurier University

President's Award for Team Achievement, 2021

2020 – present Contract Faculty – Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Winter 2020 GG102 Introduction to Human Geography (280 students)

  • Fall 2021 ES274 One Earth, One Health (200 students)

  • Summer 2021 ES274 One Earth, One Health (200 students)

2020 Curriculum Developer (new course, ES274 One Earth, One Health)
Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

2019 – 2020 Primary Care Nurse, Preventative Care Program, Dr. Noman Bodkin

2019 Course Instructor, Laurier Summer Institute of Research Methods

Teaching Assistantships

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

Field Research

2017-2019 Dissertation Research, Ontario, Canada

2014 Mater’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


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.

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.

2019 Marshman, J., Blay-Palmer, A., Landman, K. Anthropocene Crisis: Climate Change, Pollinators, and Food Security. Environments, 6(22).

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.

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.

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.

Popular Media

2019 Marshman, J. [Op-Ed] Wild Bees Need Our Protection. The Record [Sept. 23, 2019).

2016 Marshman, J. The Grass Is Not Greener. New Hamburg Independent [March, 2016].

2016 Marshman, J. Homesteadin’ Off the Grid. The Community Edition. [May 4, 2016].

Select Presentations

2021 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 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.

Creative outputs

2021 Marshman, J. Diverse Ways of Knowing, Artist Collaborative [video forthcoming].

2018 Marshman, J. Pollinator Protector Certificate: Module 2 [video]. Pollinator Central retrieve from

2016 Marshman, J. Reducing food waste through gleaning [video]. Retrieved from

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.

Professional Service

Journal of Agriculture, Food Studies and Community Development

2021 JAFSCD Editorial Board
2020 – present Co-Chair Shareholder Consortium; Content Strategist.
2019 - present Scholarly Peer Reviewer

Canadian Association for Food Studies

2020 - 2021 Member of the Board
2021 - 2022 Incoming Vice President

Wilfrid Laurier University
2021 Divisional Council, Faculty of Science

2019 – present Elected to Department in Council, Geography and Environmental Studies

Canadian Food Studies Journal
2017 - present Scholarly Peer Reviewer

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)

Academic Awards & Scholarships

2021 Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Post-Doctoral Fellowship (declined)

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

2019 Go Wild Community Grant, World Wildlife Fund

2019 Community Environmental Fund, Region of Waterloo

2017 – 2018 Sustainable Hawk Fund

Community Engagement

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

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