RPLC Welcomes Amy Unicomb as New Student Support for Rural Research Center Network
Amy Unicomb is the new Network Support for the Rural Research Centre Network. Amy grew up in Truro, NS, where she also attended Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agricultural (Dal-AC) for her undergraduate and master’s degrees (B.Sc. and MSc. in Agriculture). She currently resides in Springhill, NS.
Through her roles as an Instructor and Program Facilitator, she has coordinated a variety of groups, including incarcerated individuals, undergraduate students, English as a Second Language students, and geriatric populations. Amy is currently a Program Facilitator for the Horticulture Skills Training Program at Nova Institution for Women.
She is also a Research Assistant (RA) and Instructor at Dal-AC. In her previous years as an RA she was part of the Food Functionality and Health laboratory team on campus, where her research focused on investigating illness prevention and health promotion using food byproducts. Currently as an RA she is working on building a network for student-industry collaborations to facilitate work integrated learning at Dal-AC.
As part of the Advisory Board for the Nova Scotia Horticulture for Health Network, Amy promotes the use of gardening and plant activities for therapeutic purposes through publications, workshops, and cultivating strategic collaborations.
As part of the R2CN, Amy is excited to continue her work in the areas she is most passionate about: Agriculture, Food, and Health.