Jaimie Cudmore

Portrait of Jaimie Cudmore2018–2019 BMO Doctoral Fellow

McGill University

BA (Double majors in Geography [Urban Systems] and International Development Studies), McGill University (2008); B. URP (Post-Baccalaureate), Ryerson University (2011); M. ARCH (Post-Professional, Urban Design and Housing), McGill University (2012)

This coming year, Jaimie Cudmore will be participating in CIRM as the BMO Doctoral Fellow in residence. Her research interests and specializations regroup community-engaged learning for design and planning pedagogy, spatial justice, intersectionality, transformative design, human geography, planning and cultural landscapes.

Jaimie Cudmore is a doctoral candidate at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University. Their work focuses on design education and transformative modes and sites of community-engaged learning. Her research explores professional and grassroots collaborations to promote civic literacy and engagement through storytelling and art. Currently, Cudmore is one of the coordinators for an action research project led by two non-profit organisations in Verdun, Montreal: Suspicious Fish, an intergenerational literacy and arts program, and a charitable umbrella organisation, Literacy Quebec, in partnership with the McGill University Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office , and the Desautels Faculty of Management. This project is working to create an off-campus, community-led learning place for students, community members of all ages, and other civic actors. Visit swstories.org to learn more.

Selected publications

  • Cudmore, J., Kong H., (lead), Luka N. and Dumas A., "Deliberative democracy and digital urban design in a Canadian city: The case of the McGill Online Design Studio", in Lindsedth C, Prins, J.E.J. and Guise Rosina M. (eds.), Digital democracy in a globalised world, London, Edward Elgar, 2017.
  • Cudmore, J., Luka N., Gendron P-É. and Mikadze V., "Planning for the possible in the Quartier des spectacles", in Harel S, Thibert J, Lussier L., Le Quartier des spectacles et le chantier de l'imaginaire montréalais, Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2015.
  • Cudmore, J., Luka N., Bornstein L., Vachon G., Weinstock D. and Kong H., "Engaging reurbanism: Experiment with digitally-mediated community-based design in Canadian cities", Mediacity 5 Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 2015.
  • Cudmore, J., "Considering graffiti as active ambiance in public space", in Ambiances in action: Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Ambiances, Ambiances in Action, 2nd International Congress on Ambiances, (633-638), International Ambiances Network, 2013.
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