Jennifer is contract faculty and a curriculum developer within the department of Geography and Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her background as a Registered Nurse allows her to bring a truly interdisciplinary lens to her research and teaching. Jennifer also works as an Instructional Design Specialist with a passion for creating online pedagogy that is effective, engaging and inclusive.
Jennifer has undertaken community-based, action-oriented research in Canada and China. She specializes in research on socially just and ecologically sustainable food systems and the human dimensions of pollinator conservation at the food-people-nature nexus.
Jennifer is the recipient of the 2020 Laurier Student Teaching Award of Excellence and the 2021 ECO-Award from the Environmental Studies Association of Canada. Jennifer lives and works in Waterloo Region which is situated on the Haldimand Tract, land that was granted to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation within the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples.
Jennifer holds a PhD in Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University (2022), a Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo (2015), a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo (2013), and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University (2008).
2021 Recipient of a Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Post-Doctoral Fellowship (declined)
2021 ECO-Award: The Environmental Studies Association of Canada’s Environmental Community Organizer Award
2020 Mitacs Research Training Award
2020 Student Teaching Award of Excellence – Wilfrid Laurier University
2019 Community Environmental Fund, Region of Waterloo
2019 Go Wild Community Grant, presented by World Wildlife Fund Canada and Telus
2019 Graduate Studentship, Laurier Center for Sustainable Food Systems
2015 International Experience Award, University of Waterloo
2015 Summer Research Scholarship, Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange
2014 Environmental Studies Graduate Experience Award
Marshman, J. & Knezevic, I. (2021). 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. doi.org/10.2458/jpe.2307
Marshman, J., Blay-Palmer, A., Landman, K. (2019). Anthropocene Crisis: Climate Change, Pollinators, and Food Security. Environments, 6(22). doi.org/10.3390/environments6020022
Marshman, J. and Scott, S. (2019). Gleaning in the 21st Century: Urban Food Recovery and Community Food Security in Ontario, Canada. Canadian Food Studies, 6(1), 100-119. doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v6i1.264
Marshman, J. (2019). Communing With Bees: A Whole-of-Community Approach to Address Crisis in the Anthropocene. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2019.091.029
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