Cárlos E. Sanchez-Pimienta

MSc. (candidate), School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University


I’m passionate for health promotion, participatory processes and arts. I’m currently studying a MSc program in Health Promotion at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University. Under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Masuda, I got involved in the RentSafe Initiative since 2016. RentSafe strives to build intersectoral capacity and cross-linkages among relevant agencies so that tenants living on low-income are better supported in accessing and maintaining healthy housing conditions.

In spring 2017, I will move to Owen Sound, Ontario to begin the fieldwork for my Master’s thesis project. I am looking forward to learning from the people that live in the Georgian Bay area and to developing together an exciting participatory action research project. I expect the research project that is yet to be agreed upon to address a local environmental justice issue through arts-based methods, potentially adding a subcomponent to the RentSafe Initiative.

Before arriving in Canada, I lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at University of Guadalajara. In my free time, I like to play traditional Mexican folk music (son jarocho & traditional mariachi), photography, jogging, hiking, dancing, and hanging out with friends.

Contact: carlos.sanchezpimienta[at]queensu.ca

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