Matilda Dipieri

Undergraduate Major/Minor

Health Studies Specialist; Human Geography Minor

MES Concentration

Social Sustainability

Research Interests

Urban food systems, urban political ecology, sustainability transitions, social sustainability, and food commons.


Dr. Michael Classens

Awards won (going into the MES program)

Canadian Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS M)



What interested you in the MES program?

The MES program brings together diverse, interdisciplinary understandings of sustainability and our environment. It allows students to explore topics that exist at the boundaries of various disciplines but still concern the future of our environment and our interactions with it.


What do you hope to gain from the MES program?

I am looking to develop interdisciplinary research skills that will contribute to the transition to more socially and ecologically sustainable food systems.

Future Aspirations (career, education, etc.)

I wish to continue my studies onto the doctoral level, where I will continue to explore relevant sustainability solutions to questions of food systems organizing and governance.

Anything else you'd like to add (interests, hobbies, relevant previous experiences, etc.)

I'm interested in fermentation and preservation, and love to try pickling different foods in my spare time.