Seraphina Skands

Seraphina's Bio pictureMA., Department of Geography and Planning, 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. Jeff Masuda.

I grew up on the West Coast of Canada, living in multiple cities in Metro Vancouver. I graduated with a BA Honours degree in Geography and a certificate in Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University. Throughout my undergraduate degree, I became increasingly interested in the role of 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 me MA I plan to extended my research on heritage preservation efforts by focusing on the Downtown Eastside (DTES), which has been a place of dispossession for First Nations, Japanese-Canadians, and low-income residents.

When I am 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 favorite country!

Contact: 17sss12(at)