Emily Root

Emily Root

Emily Root

Assistant Professor, Community Studies, Communities & Connections, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Cape Breton University

Emily is an Assistant Professor of Community Studies. She earned her Bachelor of Kinesiology from MacMaster University, her B.Ed. in Outdoor Experiential Education from Queen’s University, and her M.Ed. and PhD from Lakehead University. Her research and teaching interests include Settler decolonizing and intercultural relationships; Education for reconciliation; Indigenous education; Outdoor, experiential, and environmental education; Critical place-based education; Self-directed learning; and Friluftsliv (Norwegian ‘free-air-life’). Emily regularly engages in co-learning and two-eyed seeing in her work. One example, in partnership with CEPI, is a CIHR-funded Team project called A SHARED Future. This program of research explores Indigenous-led renewable energy across Canada and possibilities for two-eyed seeing through intersect oral partnerships.