Meet a Grad Student: Brittany Tomin

This month’s graduate student profile features Brittany Tomin, a fourth-year Doctoral Candidate at the Faculty of Education. Her research explores how science fictional and speculative storytelling can be used to help students imagine and address present challenges and future concerns collaboratively.

"Young people are constantly inundated with images of destruction, take climate change for example, and many of my students felt helpless and overwhelmed by fear," says Tomin. "But collaborative storytelling, particularly science fictional storytelling that moves beyond dystopia or apocalyptic scenarios, can be an important way to help students imagine futures that are dynamic, collective and hopefully less hopeless."