Seraphina Skands

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School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
I am a first year MA student in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University, under the co-supervision of Dr. Audrey Kobayashi and Dr. Jeffrey Masuda.

I grew up on the West Coast of Canada, living in multiple cities in Metro Vancouver. I graduate with a BA Honours degree in Geography and a certificate in Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University. Throughout my undergraduate degree I became increasing interested in the role heritage preservation plays in cities. My research into heritage spaces began with an examination of ghost towns in Metro Vancouver, and grew into my honours thesis on heritage preservation policies in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

For my MA I plan to research heritage preservation efforts in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, which has been a place of dispossession for Frist Nations, Japanese-Canadians, and low-income residents.

When I’m not in the CEHE lab you can find me cooking, travelling, or enjoying the Kingston waterfront. My picture is of me in front of a waterfall in Iceland, my favourite country!

Contact: 17sss12(at)

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