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We acknowledge that the University of Waterloo School of Architecture is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. We are on the traditional territory of the Neutral, the Anishinaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee peoples [https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/about/land-acknowledgement].
Samuel Ganton, from Milton, Ontario, is an intern architect and a recent graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. His thesis, entitled Cauldron of Forces: Designing a Thunderstorm Observatory on Lake Maracaibo, focused on the experiential intersection between architecture and weather.
Amina Lalor is a graduate student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Born and raised just north of Toronto, Ontario, Amina is of Métis, Vietnamese, and Irish descent and a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Her thesis research investigates the creative responsibility of the designer in the process of reconciliation, decolonization, and Indigenous resurgence in Canada.
Paniz Moayeri is a graduate student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, where she also received her Bachelor of Architectural Studies in 2015. Her research looks at the connection between space and queer heritage in the Iranian LGBT refugee community of Toronto. Paniz was fifteen when her family immigrated to Toronto from Tehran.