Janine Reid

Past HARC Contributor & NMP Student

Janine Reid started her journey with systems thinking in her undergraduate ecology degree. When you’re assessing a habitat, context is the key. This has followed through her interest in societal and human health, where in her opinion, it is all just habitat assessment at a different level. Her work with Engineers without Borders Canada influenced her understanding of complexity when approaching human-made systems. Her recent areas of research include exploring the connection between art and health in the First Nations community of Nak’azdli, and how physicians can use art to interpret and process medical failure. Using art as a tool to explore an individual’s context is a new and exciting idea for Janine. It speaks strongly to her interest in the arts and humanities while complementing her science background and future career as a physician.