Jonathan Hui is a Ph.D student at the Balsillie School with research interests in the discipline of futures studies, political ecology, and the intersections between digital infrastructure and climate resilience. His interests lie in the context of East Asia and China, in particular, around regional ecologies, technology sharing, and political economy as means towards climate adaptation over the next century.
Jonathan did his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in Psychology and has a Master’s in Political Science and Alternative Futures from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where he studied the impact and usage of metaphors in framing international climate discourses. He previously worked in the tech industry on the data analytics and marketing side before deciding to pursue his degree in Futures Studies. Stemming from this have been foresight analyst positions with the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and the International Federation for the Red Cross, and more recently, as a foresight practitioner with the Toronto-based futures and health care consultancy Purple Compass.
Academic / Professional Awards
- Balsillie Doctoral Fellowship, 2018
- Manoa Graduate Achievement Scholarship, 2016, 2017