Jennifer is a registered Architect, Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Regenerative Practitioner and founding Principal of Lateral Agency – a regenerative practice, research and capacity-building platform and social venture founded in the wake of the IPCC’s 2018 report to focus full time on issues of climate, equity and intergenerational health. Over the past 12 years, she’s worked on projects ranging from EV charging pavilions to multiunit affordable housing, post-secondary to healthcare, and block-scale adaptive reuse to regional wastewater treatment. Awards include the AIA National Honors Award for Crosstown Concourse (while at DIALOG working in collaboration with LRK) and the Warren G. Povey Award for Global Health. She now works primarily with local governments, regional health authorities, universities and non-profit housing organizations to leverage regenerative potential through codevelopment of strategic policies, plans and frameworks, along with supporting public engagement, knowledge mobilization and internal change management / transformative capacity-building. She has taught in Masters of Architecture, Landscape, Engineering Leadership and Public Policy and Global Affairs programs at UBC; and serves on various advisories and committees – including Chairing UBC’s Urban Advisory Design Panel and co-founding and stewarding the Vancouver Design Foundation, the RAIC’s Committee on Regenerative Environments and Canadian Architect’s Declare. Born on the traditional and ancestral Indigenous territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat Nations to parents of mixed European decent, she raises her 5-year old daughter with her partner on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Indigenous territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm , Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and səlilwətaɬ Nations. To deepen un/learnings and to work more meaningfully and reciprocally as an ally, accomplice and ancestor, she is concurrently pursuing a PhD in Indigenous governance and regenerative economics to support in revaluating critical infrastructure through a “two-eyed seeing” lens.