TEDxYYC – Jamie Furniss – Recyclers

Jamie Furniss discuss “Recyclers” at TEDxYYC 2011.

Jamie was born in Whitehorse and grew up in the North. After attending Pearson College in Victoria, he studied common law and droit civil at the University of Ottawa. Since winning a Rhodes scholarship in 2006, he has been working on a Ph.D in international development at Oxford. He lived in Egypt for nearly 2 years, studying Arabic and learning about Cairo’s garbage collectors.

In 2010, he was assistant director of an ARTE documentary looking at the history of Cairo through its waste, and is currently developing a new film on garbage. He is based at a Middle East research centre in Lyon.


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