Cassandra is originally from Moose Jaw, SK, but moved to Regina to pursue her education at the University of Regina, from which she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and English (2009), and a Master of Arts in Sociology (2012). Her MA thesis focused on popular culture, in particular zombie films as reflections of our society’s culture of fear. She is frequently invited to speak on the importance of zombies, film, and popular culture in understanding our society, and is interviewed by the media whenever an apocalypse is looming.
Cassandra is a sessional instructor and course developer at both the University of Regina (Department of Sociology and Social Studies), and the First Nations University of Canada (Indigenous Health, Education, and Social Work). She was a PhD student at the University of Regina under the supervision of Dr. Carrie Bourassa in the field of disaster recovery and community health. Cassandra was working with Dr. Bourassa as a funded PhD student through AGE-WELL on a project to explore the experiences and needs of Indigenous peoples living with dementia in rural and remote communities.
Unfortunately, we recently had to say our goodbyes to this wonderful team member. Cassie decided to take her PhD studies in a different direction. We are very sad to lose her in this lab. She was a a dedicated worker and such a positive addition to our lab. Goodbye for now Cassie, we wish you all the best in your future endeavours to come.