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Patricia Ballamingie

Just and sustainable food systems; Food policy and governance; Sustainable community; Environmental conflict & deliberative democracy

Degrees:B.A.H. (Queens), M.E.S. (York), Ph.D. (Carleton)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8566
Email:patricia.ballamingie@carleton.ca
Office:B440 Loeb Building
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The Sustainable Futures Group and Regenerative Education Group

Associate Professor

Biography

I completed a B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Geography at Queen’s University (1992), a Master’s in Environmental Studies at York University (1995), and a Ph.D. in Geography at Carleton University (2006). A broad range of experiences in the public, private, and non-profit sectors inform both my teaching and research. I am most interested in praxis – the application of theory, and I seek to make my teaching transformative, and my research critical yet constructive and action-oriented.

Research Interests

  • Just and sustainable food systems
  • Food policy and governance
  • Sustainable community
  • Environmental conflict and deliberative democracy

2019 – 2020 Courses

  • ENST 2001 (Sustainable Futures: Environmental Challenges and Solutions)
  • ENST/GEOG 4XXX (Localizing Food Systems)
  • ENST/GEOG 4XXX (Community-Engaged Research)
  • GEOG 6001 (Doctoral Core Seminar: Geography, Society and the Environment – Research and Professional Practice)

Current research affiliations

Eastern Ontario Research Node Co-Lead (with Peter Andrée), Nourishing Communities: Sustainable Local Food Systems Research Group (led by PI Alison Blay-Palmer) http://nourishingontario.ca/about/

Management Advisory Board Member and Research Associate, Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Wilfrid Laurier University: https://researchcentres.wlu.ca/centre-for-sustainable-food-systems/index.html

Previous research affiliations

Academic Co-Lead of the Community Environmental Sustainability Hub (2011-2015) and the Aligning Institutions for Community Impact Working Group (AICI-WG) (2016-2017), of Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) (SSHRC Partnership Grant, led by PI, Peter Andrée):

http://www6.carleton.ca/communityfirst/

http://carleton.ca/communityfirst/cross-sector-work/aligning-institutions/

Recent Publications

Ballamingie, Patricia and Katalin Koller (2018) ‘Environmental Conflict/ Access to Natural Resources’ in Deborah C. Poff and Alex C. Michalos (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23514-1

Ballamingie, Patricia, Goemans, Magda, and Martin, Gary (2018) ‘Chapter 6: Supporting Local Civic Engagement through a “Community First” Approach to Foster Broader Social Inclusion in Development’ in Fran Klodawsky, Janet Siltanen and Caroline Andrews (Eds.) Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities: Lessons from Critical Praxis-Oriented Research, pp. 148-177.

Peter Andrée, Mary Coulas, and Patricia Ballamingie (2018, September) ‘Governance recommendations from forty years of national food policy development in Canada and beyond’ in Canadian Food Studies, 5(3): 6-27. Available at: http://canadianfoodstudies.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cfs/article/view/283 DOI: 10.15353/cfs-rcea.v5i3.283

Ballamingie, Patricia, Peter Andrée, Mary Anne Martin and Julie Pilson (2017) ‘Chapter 1: Connecting food access and housing security: Lessons from Peterborough, Ontario’ in Irena Knezevic, Alison Blay-Palmer, Charles Z. Levkoe, Phil Mount and Erin Nelson (Eds.) Nourishing Communities: From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways. New York, NY, USA: Springer, pp 3-22.

Andrée, Peter, Patricia Ballamingie, Stephen Piazza, and Scott Jarosiewicz (2017) ‘Chapter 5: Can Community-Based Initiatives Address the Conundrum of Improving Household Food Access While Supporting Local Smallholder Farmer Livelihoods?’ in Irena Knezevic, Alison Blay-Palmer, Charles Z. Levkoe, Phil Mount and Erin Nelson (Eds.) Nourishing Communities: From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways. New York, NY, USA: Springer, pp. 77-94.

Ballamingie, Patricia, Goemans, Magda, and Martin, Gary (2017) ‘Chapter 6: Supporting Local Civic Engagement through a “Community First” Approach to Foster Broader Social Inclusion in Development’ in Fran Klodawsky, Janet Siltanen and Caroline Andrews (Eds.) Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities: Lessons from Critical Praxis-Oriented Research, pp. 148-177.

Ballamingie, Patricia and Scott Jarosiewicz (2017, June) Kudrinko’s Food Hub Case Study on Nourishing Communities: Sustainable Local Food Systems Research Group. URL: http://nourishingontario.ca/ontario-food-hub-case-studies-2015/eastern-ontario-case-studies-2015/kudrinkos-food-hub-case-study/

Martin, Gary, Ruth McKay and Patricia Ballamingie (2017) ‘Climate Change and Housing Production in Ottawa, Canada: The Business Case for Change’ in Journal of Transnational Corporations Review. Taylor & Francis Online, pp. 1-12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19186444.2017.1401205

Martin, Gary and Patricia Ballamingie (2016) ‘Faith Missions and Church Redevelopment in Ottawa, Ontario’ in Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 25 (1), 80-87. URL: http://cjur.uwinnipeg.ca/index.php/cjur/article/view/28/23

Ballamingie, Patricia and Magda Goemans (August 29, 2016) Community Environmental Sustainability (CES) Ottawa Hub: Evaluation Synthesis Report, Years 1-4, 2012-2016. Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE). URL: https://carleton.ca/communityfirst/2016/report-community-environmental-sustainability-hub-evaluation-synthesis/ DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22215/cfice-2016-01

Martin, Gary, and Patricia Ballamingie (September 2016) Climate Change and the Residential Development Industry in Ottawa, Canada. Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) Paper. URL: https://carleton.ca/communityfirst/wp-content/uploads/Climate-Change-and-the-Residential-Development-Industry_BRANDEDFINAL.pdf  DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.26038.29763

Andrée, Peter, *Mary Anne MartinPatricia Ballamingie, and *Julie Pilson (October 2015) Food Access, Housing Security, and Community Connections: A Case Study of Peterborough, Ontario. Nourishing Communities: Sustainable Local Food Systems Working Group.  URL: http://nourishingontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Food-Access-Housing-Security-and-Community-Connections-Peterborough-Case-Study-FINAL.pdf

Andrée, Peter, Patricia Ballamingie, & Brynne Sinclair-Waters (2014) ‘Neoliberalism and the making of food politics in Eastern Ontario’ in Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2014.908277

Piazza, Steve, Peter Andrée, and Patricia Ballamingie (2014) Food Access and Farm Income Environmental Scan. Nourishing Communities Working Paper: http://nourishingontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Food-Access-and-Farm-Income.pdf

Ballamingie, Patricia & Sarah M.L. Walker (2013) ‘Field of dreams: Just Food’s proposal to create a community food and sustainable agriculture hub in Ottawa, Ontario in Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 18 (5): 529-542. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2013.787975

Andrée, Peter, Patricia Ballamingie & Brynne Sinclair-Waters (2013) ‘Chapter 2: Eastern Ontario’ in Irena Knezevic, Karen Landman, Alison Blay-Palmer, and Erin Nelson (Eds.) Models and Best Practices for Building Sustainable Food Systems in Ontario and Beyond.  Guelph, ON: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).  URL: http://nourishingontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/CHAPTER-2_EASTERN-ONT.pdf

Walker, Sarah M.L. & Patricia Ballamingie (2013) ‘Just Food Ottawa’ in Community Food Toolkit: Ontario Case Studies.  URL: http://nourishingontario.ca/just-food-ottawa/ Waterloo, ON: Sustainable Local Food Systems Research Group.

Goemans, MagdaPatricia Ballamingie (2013) ‘Forest as hazard, forest as victim: Community perspectives and disaster mitigation in the aftermath of Kelowna’s 2003 wildfires’ in The Canadian Geographer, 57 (1), 56-71.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0064.2012.00447.x

Ballamingie, Patricia & Susan Tudin (2012) ‘Publishing Graduate Student Research in Geography: The Fundamentals’ in Journal of Geography in Higher Education, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2012.729815

Donald LeffersPatricia Ballamingie (2012) ‘Governmentality, environmental subjectivity, and urban intensification’ in Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2012.719016

Ballamingie, Patricia (2012) ‘David Suzuki Foundation’ in George S. Philander and Geoffrey J. Golson (eds.) Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, 2nd Edition, Volume 1, 301-302. Sage Publications.

Ballamingie, Patricia (2011) ‘Contester l’effacement: les Premières nations et l’étude du cas Lands for Life’ (translated: ‘Contesting Erasure: First Nations and the Lands for Life Case Study’) in Écologie et Politique, 41, 1-13. URL: http://www.ecologie-et-politique.info/

Ballamingie, Patricia and Sherrill Johnson (May 2011) ‘Researcher Vulnerability: Some Unanticipated Challenges of Doctoral Fieldwork’ in The Qualitative Report, 16 (3), 711-729. URL: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol16/iss3/5/

Barnes, Jeffrey Ivan, Wall, John E., Diaz, Domingo & Patricia Ballamingie (2011) ‘Missed understandings: cultural and communication disconnects in indigenous livelihood revitalization and conservation’ in Society & Natural Resources.  First published on 25 April 2011 (iFirst), 1-12.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2011.559616

Ballamingie, Patricia (2011) ‘Art as Activism’ in Paul Robbins, Kevin Wehr, & J. Geoffrey Golson (Eds.) Green Culture. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Pp. 31- 33

Ballamingie, Patricia, Xiaobei Chen, Eric Henry and Diana Nemiroff (2010) ‘Edward Burtynsky’s China Photographs  – A Multidisciplinary Reading’ in Environments Journal, 37 (2), 66-92. URL: http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/ejis/article/view/14581

Ballamingie, Patricia, and Sherrill Johnson (2010) ‘Greening Suburbia’ in Paul Robbins, Nevin Cohen and J. Geoffrey Golson (eds.) Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Volume IV, Article No. 71.  URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255964990_Greening_Suburbia

Johnson, Sherrill and Patricia Ballamingie (2010) ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ in Nevin Cohen (ed.) Green Business: An A-to-Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Volume V, Article No. 129.  URL: http://sk.sagepub.com/reference/greenbusiness

Lorelei Hanson and Patricia Ballamingie (2010) ‘Shifting the Frame to Imagine a Different World: An Interview with Frances Moore Lappé’ in Aurora, Issue 2010, 1-14.  URL: http://aurora.icaap.org/index.php/aurora/article/view/87/104

Ballamingie, Patricia (2009) ‘Democratizing Public Consultation Processes: Some Critical Insights’ in Journal of Public Deliberation, 5 (1), Article 11, pp. 1-14.  URL: http://services.bepress.com/jpd/vol5/iss1/art11  Berkeley Electronic Press.

Ballamingie, Patricia (2009) ‘First Nations, ENGOs, and the Paradox of Ontario’s Lands for Life Process’ in Laurie E. Adkin (ed.) Environmental Conflicts and Democracy in Canada.  Vancouver: UBC Press.

Ballamingie, Patricia and Lorelei Hanson (2008) ‘Suburban Dystopia and the Threat of Peak Oil: A Review of the Videos The End of Suburbia, Escape from Suburbia and Radiant City’ in Environments, 35 (3), 93-96.

Current Graduate Supervisions

  • Katalin Koller, Ph.D. Supervisor, DGES, 2015-IP: Networks of solidarity counter environmental injustice: Ally-ship and the politics of reconciliation in settler-colonial Mi’kma’ki
  • Chloé Poitevin-DesRivières, Ph.D. Co-supervisor (with Irena Knezevic), 2015-IP: Crafting Community Economies: Tapping into Localism, Place-making, and Diverse Economies through Craft Brewing
  • Tess Macmillan, MA Co-Supervisor (with John Milton), DGES, 2018-IP: Transitioning to Organic: The case study of Ontario vineyards
  • Julie Pilson, MA Co-supervisor (with Jill Wigle), DGES, 2012-IP [LOA]: Impacting food security: A case study of four Good Food Markets in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Sarah Levesque-Walker, MA Supervisor, DGES, 2011-IP [LOA]: They Pushed From Below: Propaganda, Production, and Urban Agriculture During Canada’s World Wars

Completed Post-Doctoral Fellowships:

  • Abra Adamo, Mitacs-Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Advancing Innovations in Affordable Housing Development in Ottawa (June 1, 2015 – May 30, 2016)
  • Gary Martin, Mitacs-Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2013-2014: Accelerating the Market for Green Urban Housing

Completed Graduate Supervisions:

  • Magda Goemans, Ph.D. Co-supervisor (with Chris Stoney), DGES, 2013-2019 [C]: Bringing adaptation home: Engaging with climate change, municipal policy and urban natures at household scales
  • Jennifer Barron, Ph.D. Supervisor, DGES, 2013-2018 [C]: The Giving Trees: Community Orchards as New Urban Commons
  • Michael Lait, Ph.D., Supervisor, Sociology, 2012-2017: The rotting heart of Gatineau Park: How and why the Kingsmere-Meech Lake privatopia prevented a national park in Canada’s capital region
  • Nadia Ibrahim, MA Co-supervisor (with Peter Andrée), IPE, 2015-2017: Adopting a Food Systems Approach: The Case Study of Just Food, Ottawa
  • Deborah Carroll, MA Co-supervisor (with Irena Knezevic), DGES, 2013-2016: Consumer, Producer and State Relations within the Multiple Scales of the Eastern Ontario Egg Industry: Exposing Scalar Relations and Neoliberal Tensions
  • Katalin Koller, MA Supervisor, IPE, 2014-2015: Toward a political economy of on-reserve Indigenous education in Canada: Problematizing Bill C-33
  • Gary Martin, Ph.D. Supervisor, Geography, 2008-2013: Manufacturing ‘Home’: Sustainability Discourses in Suburban Ottawa
  • Lauren Allen, MA Co-supervisor (with Scott Mitchell), Geography, 2013-2015: Growing in the city: Analyzing Public Urban Agriculture in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Meaghan Kenny, MA Supervisor, Geography, 2010-2014: Exploring Immigrant Experiences of Urban Agriculture in Ottawa: From Food Security to Cultural Identity
  • Stephen Piazza, MA Co-supervisor (with Peter Andrée), IPE, 2012-2013: Food Access and Farmer Livelihoods: Policy Reflections from Stakeholders in Eastern Ontario
  • Stephanie Kittmer, MA Supervisor, Political Economy, 2010-2013: Neoliberal conservation: Legitimacy and exclusion in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement
  • Chris Bisson, MA Co-supervisor (with Jill Wigle), Geography, 2010-2013: Food Forests in the Ottawa Greenbelt: Representing Forests and Reconciling Land Use
  • Brynne Sinclair-Waters, MA Co-supervisor (with Peter Andrée), Political Economy (2011-2012): Rethinking Eastern Ontario’s Local Food Systems through a Feminist Political Economic Lens
  • Geri Blinick, MA Supervisor, Geography, 2008-2012: Wild Rice in the Ottawa Valley: A Question of Food, Sovereignty and Decolonization
  • Lina Johnston, MA Co-supervisor (with Claudio Aporta), Anthropology, 2010-2012: Discourses of Survival and Security: Cuban Agricultural Reform and Construction of Local Farmer Identity 
  • Eric Lloyd Smith, MA Supervisor, Political Economy, 2010-2011: Asinabka: Toward a methodology of decolonial praxis
  • Austin Miller, MA Supervisor, Political Economy, 2010-2011: Rising to the Challenge of Global Resistance: The Political Economy of Vertical Farming in Canada
  • Donald Leffers, MA Supervisor, Geography, 2008-2010: Contested Discourses of Sustainability in Old Ottawa South
  • Madgalene Goemans, MA Supervisor, Geography, 2007-2009: Forest as Hazard, Forest as Victim: The Influence of Community Perceptions of Nature and Disaster on Forest Fire Mitigation Strategies in Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Jeffrey Barnes, MA Co-Supervisor (with Derek Smith), DGES, 2007-2009: Cultural Keystone Theory: Theobroma Cacao Among the Kuna of Panama

Awards/Honours

  • FASS Excellence in Teaching Award (March 20, 2019)
  • Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award (February 23, 2016)
  • Appointed as a Research Associate, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Wilfrid Laurier University (August 1, 2015 – August 1, 2020): http://legacy.wlu.ca/research/food
  • Carleton University Research Time Release Award (2015)
  • FASS Research Achievement Award (April 2013)
  • Finalist for the Capital Educator’s Award (May 2012, Nominated 2006 & 2013)
  • FASS Teaching Award (March 2012)
  • Nominated for a Graduate Student Mentor Award (2011 & 2012) – Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of the Vice President
  • Teaching Achievement Award, Carleton University ($15,000) (May 1, 2008-April 31, 2009): USING PODCASTS TO ENGAGE, REINFORCE AND EXPLORE CRITICAL CONCEPTS http://carletonnow.carleton.ca/april-2008/teaching-achievement-2/
  • Inaugural “Featured Faculty” award winner in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Winter 2006).