Hola, Bonjour! My name is James Arruda and I am CRE’s Data & Evaluation Specialist.
I am from and live on Tiohtià:ke (so-called Montréal). I am of Portuguese descendance (Portugal/Açores) and I am also a French-Québécois speaker. I once completed a Masters thesis on decolonization and Canadian economics pedagogy, to better understand how settler-colonialism is reproduced through Canadian post-secondary introductory economics classrooms. I am also very interested about critical thinking methodologies, data science and machine learning, and I hope to eventually develop the capacity to apply decolonial and anti-oppressive processes to emerging information technologies. As for my non-geeky side, I am taking some time to learn about my Portuguese ancestral roots, through the art of cooking and baking.