Supervisor committee: Raymond Paquin, Paul Shrivastava, Carmela Cucuzzella, and Martin Racine
Cheryl Gladu is a jack of all trades and master of some. She received a degree in International Business from Carleton University, and an MBA from Simon Fraser University. After working for several years in the trenches of the environmental movement, she co-created and managed an upstart green real estate development company. She returned to school in order to pursue an interdisciplinary PhD in the innovative interdisciplinary INDI program at Concordia University, where she studies at both the John Molson School of Business and Concordia’s Department of Design and Computation Arts. Against better judgment, she is also slowly chipping away at a part-time degree in painting and drawing at the same institution. C. Gladu’s main field of interest is design to facilitate collective behavior change. She has studied design for sustainable behavior change, via something called “ecofeedback,” as well as art for social change. Her thesis will focus on to the design of processes contributing to the successful completion of co-housing communities in Canada.