Even though the overall trajectory of Larissa Barry-Thibodeau’s undergraduate experience is unique, it will hopefully not remain that way for long as community-based research is increasingly endorsed as a pedagogical tool, even for undergraduate students. To be sure, Larissa’s undergraduate experience was common in some ways, such as her decision halfway through her degree to switch her major to Geography. This decision eventually led to her involvement in community-based research, under the joint-supervision of a Department of Geography and Environmental Studies faculty member and MA graduate student, respectively, Patricia Ballamingie and Steph Kittmer.

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