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We have compiled a list of researchers from associated institutes who don't necessarily have a faculty position at UVic.

This inventory is a work in progress, if we are missing someone please let us know!

Scroll through the list by research centre, clicking on each row

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Research areas
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Adrian Round
Executive Director, Observatory Operations
VENUS observatory; infrastructure, construction and operations; fibre optics
An electrical engineer with a full career in the Canadian Navy where he served on a number of sea-going and shore command appointments. He is now director of observatory operations and infrastructure at ONC. He led the design, construction and operation of the VENUS coastal observatory over ninve years.
Alice Olga Victoria Bui
Scientific Data Specialist, User Services
underwater imagery; abyss expedition; data quality control; Artic observatory; Brentwood College School observatory; ichthyoplankton community structure; Ecosystem Research Initiative
Alice Olga Victoria Bui works as Underwater imagery analyst to characterize the Barkley Canyon benthic community from underwater videos. She is in charge of the data quality control for the Arctic observatory in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut as well as for the Brentwood College School observatory in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.
Andrew Snauffer
Scientific Data Specialist, Observatory Operations
climate-related data products; data analysis; data quality assurance and control; instrument replacement; user community support; data fusion; machine learning
Dr. Snauffer assists the data team with Quality Assurance and Quality Control, commissioning of new and replacement instruments in the field and supporting the user community. Experienced in the development of scientific data products of climate-related variables, specializing in data fusion approaches using machine learning.
Bennit Mueller
Scientific Data Specialist, Observatory Operations
weather station data; data sets integration; Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS); ice decline; anthropogenic aerosol forcing; greenhouse-gas; ocean surface drifters
Bennit Mueller's role is to assist with general duties, drifter and weather station data and getting ONC data sets ready for contribution to the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS). He studies sea ice decline due to influences from natural, greenhouse-gas, and anthropogenic aerosol forcing.
Benot Pirenne
Director, User Engagement
NEPTUNE and VENUS observatories; data analysis, management and archiving systems;
Benot Pirenne is a computer scientist and director of user engagement and guides the development and implementation of Oceans 2.0, the world-leading data management and archiving system for the Ocean Networks Canada observatories.
Cody Tolmie
Indigenous Community Learning Coordinator, Corporate Services
indigenous learning; community learning and engagement; indigenous literature and art; Reconciliation protocols
Cody Tolmie works at Ocean Networks Canada as the Indigenous Community Learning Coordinator as part of the Learning and Community Engagement team. Cody is Sto:lo from Sq'éwlets, located in his traditional territory of S’olh Temexw (The Fraser Valley).
Dave Riddell
Post-Secondary Education Coordinator, Corporate Services
immersive learning experiences for youth and adults; teaching and education; arts; documentary and filmmaking; awareness; ecotoxicology; aquaculture and coastal systems; applied ecology; Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre; physical, chemical and biological impacts to aquatic systems
Dr. Riddell's research has focused on understanding impacts to aquatic systems (physical, chemical, or biological) and advancing best management practices and stewardship of natural habitats, film making and arts expression. He joined Ocean Networks Canada from the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre where he managed Research Services and taught in the University and Public Education departments, facilitating hands-on and immersive learning experiences for youth and adults.
Denis D'Amours
Executive Director, Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS)
ocean science; data analysis; data accessibility; data searchibility and re-usability; Canada's three oceans; oceanographic controls of salmon
Dr. D'Amours is Executive Director of the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS), Pacific, making ocean data around the country findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable. He has over 30 years of experience in the management and practice of ocean science in Canada's three oceans. He has investigated the oceanographic control of juvenile chum salmon productivity in eel grass feeding areas off the Fraser River.
Dilumie Abeysirigunawardena
Scientific Data Specialist, User Services
climate variability and change Impact assessments on coasts and oceans; data quality and standards; observatory data; physical oceanography; physical and mathematical modeling of hydrodynamics; waves and sediment transport modeling; statistical modeling of extremes; Pacific Ocean and South East Asian coastal margins.
Dr. Abeysirigunawardena is a coastal engineer with expertise on climate variability and change impact assessments on coasts and oceans. In her role as a scientific data specialist, she is responsible for maintaining data quality standards for ONC's data products. She also facilitates efficient acquisition, interpretation and analysis of our observatory data for external research communities.
Dwigth Owens
User engagement Officer, User Services
ocean sciences; communications; engagement; outreach; climate adaptation
Dwight Owens has over 25 years of experience in design and development of rich media and interactive education. Much of this work has been science-related, including a diversity of topics such as radar meteorology, the aurora borealis, hurricane safety, fire weather, watershed protection and the physics of shallow-water waves. He supports communications, outreach, and engagement with geophysicists, marine biologists, oceanographers, seismologists and acousticians.
Fabio De Leo
Senior Staff Scientist, Science Services
biological diversity in ocean's seafloor (marine benthos); submarine canyons; crustaceans; molluscs; cold-water corals; impacts of commercial fisheries; climate change; ocean deoxygenation
Dr. De Leo is a biological oceanographer who investigates marine biodiversity on the seafloor, especially in deep-sea habitats such as submarine canyons. He is interested in mapping biodiversity hotspots for conservation purposes, as well as addressing the potential impacts of human activities such as deep-sea fishing, ocean deoxygenation, and climate change on these biodiversity oases.
Jennifer Putland
K-12 Education Coordinator, Corporate Services
K-12 Education; learning and community engagement; educational resources, partnerships and programs; high school and university teaching; plankton ecology; marine biology; biological oceanography
Dr. Putland is a K-12 Education Coordinator within the Learning and Community Engagement team, responsible for the development of educational resources, partnerships, and programs, as well as engagement with educators, students and the public. She has worked with a variety of oceanographic organizations studying plankton ecology in the Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Arctic, and Antarctic.
Joseph Needoba
Senior Staff Scientist, Science Services
biogeochemistry and primary production; biological and chemical sensors; sensor performance; ocean acidification; hypoxia; plankton; water column processes;
Dr. Needoba is the biogeochemistry and primary production point person, and works primarily with biological and chemical sensors, ocean acidification, hypoxia, plankton, and water column processes.
Karen Payne
Associate Director for International Technology, World Data Systems, User Engagement
humanitarian data services; disaster response, relief and recovery; coastal zone management and fisheries development; land use planning; archaeology; societal impacts of technology; artificial intelligence to interpret satellite imagery
Dr. Payne enjoys supporting international collaborative research and ensuring that valuable scientific data will be readily available for generations to come. She has experience building data services for the international humanitarian community involved in disaster relief and recovery activities. She has worked in different industries including disaster response, coastal zone management and fisheries development, land use planning, and archaeology.
Kate Moran
President and Chief Executive Officer
climate policy; marine geotechnics; paleoceanography; tectonics; seafloor stability; Arctic; Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Dr. Moran is an ocean engineer whose research focuses on marine geotechnics and its application to the study of paleoceanography, tectonics and seafloor stability. From 2009 to 2011 she was seconded to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she served as an Assistant Director and focused on Arctic, polar, ocean, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and climate policy issues.
Kim Juniper
Chief Scientist, Executive
biogeochemistry and ecology of submarine hydrothermal systems; deep-sea vents; microbial ecology; biomineralization and benthic ecology; deep-sea sediments; seasonal dynamics of arctic sea-ice microbial communities.
Dr. Juniper is a marine ecologist who studies the biogeochemistry and microbiology of submarine hydrothermal systems. Other research areas have included the microbial ecology of deep-sea sediments and the seasonal dynamics of Arctic sea ice microbial communities.
Maia Hoeberechts
Associate Director, Learning and Community Engagement
learning and community engagement; Ocean Sense; Digital Fishers; crowd sourcing communication; ocean observatory data; ocean visual and sounds
Dr. Hoeberechts leads educational outreach activities at ONC, creating products and services which meet the needs of the scientific, educational and broader user community, such as: Ocean Sense, a unique educational program for K-12 based on ONC's ocean observatory data, visuals and sounds; Digital Fishers, a crowd-sourcing video observation game that explores life in the ocean while helping real scientists advance their research.
Mauricio Carrasquilla
Post-secondary Education Coordinator, Corporate Services
student engagement; fish habitat in near shore ecosystems; anthropogenic impacts in fish habitats; small scale fisheries; metaanalysis; modeling; field sampling; traditional ecological knowledge
Dr. Carrasquilla's role is to engage and support students and instructors with long-term and real time datasets to explore the ocean. His research has focused on fish habitat in nearshore ecosystems of tropical and temperate systems, the effects of anthropogenic activities on fish habitat, and the consequences for small-scale fisheries. He uses different techniques such as meta-analysis, modelling, field sampling, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge.
Pieter Romer
Indigenous Community Liaison, Corporate Services
Indigenous partnerships; community engagement; filmmaking and documentary; TV and audiovisual production
Pieter Romer engages with Indigenous communities and building everlasting partnerships. He has 20 years of experience as a documentary television producer for CTV, CBC & APTN, and has produced, directed and wrote over a 100 hours of long form Indigenous television. He is highly experienced in working with Indigenous coastal communities in British Columbia and parts of Canada. He is a descendant of the Nisga'a Nation wolf clan or Laxi'buu.
Reza Amouzgar
Applied Science Specialist, User Engagement
numerical modeling; natural hazards; tsunami, storm surge and flooding
Dr. Amouzgar works as Applied Science Specialist for the Modelling and Simulation team, with numerical modelling with applications to natural hazards, such as tsunami, storm surge and flooding. He undertakes tsunami modelling as part of the Applied Science Solutions group.
Richard Dewey
Associate Director, Science Services
coastal flows; mixing; turbulence; waves; tides; Pacific; Arctic coasts; ROV's
Dr. Dewey is responsible for coordinating and assisting all scientists and researchers using the observatories, from planning to publication. His research interests are coastal flows, mixing, turbulence, waves, and tides throughout the Pacific from Japan to California, and along the B.C., Alaskan, and Arctic coasts. He uses a variety of profilers and ROVs, and has deployed more than 150 moorings on over 100 oceanographic expeditions.
Stefanie Mellon
Scientific Data Specialist, Observatory Operations
climate awareness and adaptation; climate policy; community fishers; anthropogenic carbon dioxide penetration in oceans; climate impacts on fish and community structures
Stefanie Mellon works on the Programme for Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness (PEMSA) project and Community Fishers Program. She studies anthropogenic carbon dioxide penetration into the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.
Tanner Owca
Community Support Specialist, Corporate Services
community programs and services; community engagement; community training; community based-observatories; data analysis; freshwater contamination; ecological impact of mining
Tanner Owca is responsible for supporting the implementation of ONC's community programs and services. His role includes direct engagement with communities, delivering training to community members on our community-based observatories, and conduct data analyses to meet community needs.
Teron Moore
Public Safety Manager, User Engagement
mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery planning; emergency management; adaptation planning; earthquake and tsunami mitigation;
Teron Moore is an emergency manager and planner dedicated to earthquake and tsunami programs. His main role at Ocean Networks Canada is to build and maintain relationships with partners and clients of the Smart Ocean™ program in order to identify and document project requirements, analyze potential solutions, and communicate actions taken.
Zelalem Engida
Scientific Data Specialist, User Services
data science; carbon modeling; oxygen extremes in coastal upwelling regions; drivers of extremes
Dr. Engida's research focuses on modelling carbon and oxygen extremes in coastal upwelling regions with a special emphasis on understanding drivers of these extremes.
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Arelia (Werner) Schoeneberg
hydrologic modelling; influence of climate change on streamflow for watersheds; global climate models; future projections evaluation and statistical downscaling
Arelia (Werner) Schoeneberg investigates the influence of climate change on streamflow for several major watersheds in BC. Her areas of expertise include hydrologic modelling, selecting global climate models, evaluating future projections and statistical downscaling.
Charles Curry
Research Associate
Earth system and regional climate modelling; effects of climate change on the hydrological cycle; dynamical downscaling; observed and modelled climate extremes; behaviour and downscaling of surface winds; simulations of global climate engineering; biogeochemical and radiative modelling of greenhouse gases; multidisciplinary work; wind and solar energy; communication of climate science
Dr. Curry has a background in earth system and regional climate modelling. His research interests include the effects of climate change on the hydrological cycle in Western North America, the added value of dynamical downscaling, observed and modelled climate extremes, the behaviour and downscaling of surface winds, simulations of global climate engineering, and the biogeochemical and radiative modelling of greenhouse gases. He is engaged in multidisciplinary projects to produce updated engineering design data in light of ongoing and projected changes in Canadian climate, and investigating prospects for harnessing wind and solar energy in Canada's North.
Charlotte Ballantyne
Climate Data Analyst
PRISM maps; Provincial Climate Data Set (PCDS); impacts of climate change on forests; modeling climate in areas of complex terrain; climate data analysis; adaptive forest management; downscaled climate data; tree growth models; impact of climate change on lodgepole pine populations in BC
Charlotte Ballantyne is working on improving current and future PRISM maps and assimilating climate records into the Provincial Climate Data Set (PCDS). Her research interests include the impacts of climate change on forests and modelling climate in areas of complex terrain.
Dhouha Ouali
Research Associate
statistical hydrometeorology; environmental modeling; risk analysis; engineering design values for meteorological variables; extreme climate modeling and analysis
Dr. Ouali has a background in statistical hydrometeorology, environmental modelling, and risk analysis. She is currently working on producing updated engineering design values for various meteorological variables that account for the ongoing and projected changes in Canadian climate.
Faron Anslow
Lead, Climate Analysis and Monitoring
historical climate records; Provincial Climate Dataset (PCDS); high-resolution climate maps; seasonal weather averages and places monthly monitoring; updates on BC?s weather conditions; improvement to climate data; temporal trends in temperature, precipitation, streamflow, snow and sea surface temperature; assessment of non-climatic changes in long station records; developing quality control procedures; impacts of climate on the glaciers of British Columbia; province?s hydrological future; effects of the Pacific Ocean on the climate of British Columbia; El Ni?o / Southern Oscillation; Pacific Decadal Oscillation; atmospheric teleconnections
Dr. Anslow's work focuses on the assimilation of historical climate records from provincial ministries and private stakeholders (BCHydro and Rio Tinto/Alcan) into the Provincial Climate Dataset (PCDS) to develop high-resolution maps of BC's climate. He also monitors and reports on monthly and seasonal weather averages and places those in the context of the known climate history of B.C. He studies the impacts of climate on the glaciers of British Columbia and how those changes may impact the province’s hydrological future; the effects of the Pacific Ocean on the climate of B.C. and how those effects are transmitted through such phenomena as El Nino/Southern Oscillation, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and the atmospheric teleconnections they induce.
Francis Zwiers
Director, President and CEO
climate modeling; statistical methods; observed and simulated climate variability and change; extreme wet and dry conditions; atmospheric rivers; meteorological dataset
Dr. Zwiers’ expertise is in the application of statistical methods to the analysis of observed and simulated climate variability and change. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society, a recipient of the Patterson Medal and President's Prize, has served as an IPCC Coordinating Lead Author of the Fourth Assessment Report and as an elected member of the IPCC Bureau for the Fifth Assessment Report.
James Hiebert
Lead, Computational Support
computer science; physical science; ocean mapping; hydrographic techniques; peer-to-peer networking and Internet routing; environmental computer science; multi-disciplinarity of climate change and variability impacts
James Hiebert draws on his multi-disciplinary computer science experience to support PCIC's work on climate change and variability impacts. He has expertise in computer science, peer-to-peer networking and Internet routing, applied computer science to ecological and environmental problems.
Kai Tsuruta
Post-Doctoral Hydrologic Scientist
climate change hydrologic impacts; large-scale sediment transport model; sediment dynamics; Fraser River Basin; fully-coupled landcover-hydrological models; future water and landuse-related decision making
Dr. Tsuruta's research focuses on the development of a large-scale sediment transport model to study the potential impacts of a changing climate on the sediment dynamics of the Fraser River Basin in British Columbia. He is engaged in the development and application of fully-coupled landcover-hydrological models to inform future water and land use-related decision making.
Kari Tyler
User Engagement and Training Specialist
climate change adaptation and resilience building; climate adaptation policy; consulting; education; adult learning; climate science education; connecting stakeholders
Kari Tyler brings 8 years of experience working in climate change adaptation and resilience building. Her interests relate to applying principles of adult learning to the use of climate science, and she is enthusiastic about connecting with the community of PCIC's users and regional stakeholders to build on PCIC's strong relationship with them in order to understand and meet their evolving learning needs.
Lee Zeman
Programmer / Analyst
climate data analysis and programing; climate data exploration and visualization; web development; media and arts; computer science; scientific visualizations, ecology; forestry; medical imaging; interdisciplinary collaboration; science communication.
Lee Zeman's main focus is on developing web tools to enable exploration and analysis of climate data. His work has supported scientific research in ecology, forestry, and medical imaging, and he is passionate about the use of visualization as a means to support the practical application of scientific research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and science communication.
MIichael Shumlich
Scientific Information Specialist
scientific information, communication and media; climate communication; atmospheric science; climate impacts of shortwave radiation management geoengineering; graphic design
Michael Shumlich focuses on science communication and media. He also has several years of experience in graphic design and communications.
Markus Schnorbus
Lead, Hydrologic Impacts
hydrologic modeling; direct and indirect effects of climate change and variability; hydrologic cycle; flood, drought and seasonal streamflow forecasting; Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC); effects of mountain pine beetle and salvage harvest operations; mountain and forest hydrology in British Columbia
Markus Schnorbus leads the effort to quantify the direct and indirect effects of climate change and variability upon the various components of hydrologic cycle at the local and regional scale. He possesses a sound knowledge of mountain and forest hydrology, particularly in the context of British Columbia, and has a strong understanding of the challenges of hydrology models in this complex environment.
Mohamed Ali Ben Alaya
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Global Water Futures project; climate related precipitation extremes; engineering design; water sciences; hydro-meteorology; statistical climate downscaling; flood risk assessment in a changing climate; applied meteorology; climatology and stochastic environmental research risk assessment; probabilistic multisite models for precipitation and temperature downscaling
Dr. Ben Alaya is working on a climate related precipitation extremes project, in which he estimates the precipitation extremes to inform engineering design. With expertise in water sciences, engineering and hydro-meteorology, his research interests include statistical climate downscaling and flood risk assessment in a changing climate.
Nigus D Melaku
Post-Doctoral Research Hydrologist
climate change hydrologic impacts; hydrologic modelling; future climate-driven changes in river discharge and temperature; Pacific-draining watersheds in BC; integrated terrestrial and aquatic systems for the Athabasca river basin
Dr. Melaku works on hydrologic modelling and related research to quantify future climate-driven changes in river discharge and temperature throughout a region spanning all Pacific-draining watersheds in BC.
Nokola Rados
DevOps Specialist
DevOps infrastructure; climate data analytics applications; Data Analytics for Canadian Climate Services (DACCS); computational support; pipelines building; public-facing systems; on-demand climate data computation
Nikola Rados works to build infrastructure to develop and deploy the next generation of climate data analytics applications. His position is part of the multi-institutional collaborative Data Analytics for Canadian Climate Services (DACCS) project. He is part of the Computational Support Group's team who are building continuous delivery pipelines and a system for public-facing on-demand climate data computation.
Qiaohong Sun
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Global Water Futures project; physical processes affecting precipitation extremes for short (sub?daily) accumulation periods; uncertainty of climate observations; detection and attribution of hydrologic and climatic extremes; influences of air-sea interactions
Dr. Sun is contributing to the Global Water Futures project and conducting research on the physical processes affecting precipitation extremes for short (subdaily) accumulation periods and their possible changes. Her research interests include the uncertainty of climate observations, the detection and attribution of hydrologic and climatic extremes, and the influences of air-sea interactions.
Rod Glover
Web Front-End Developer
software design and engineering; full-stack development; web and online climate data visualizing tools; scientific computation; web development; systems analysis; technical writing; teaching; start-ups; remote environmental monitoring systems; psychotherapy
Rod Glover's focus is full-stack development of web applications and online tools for visualizing and delivering climate data. His background includes scientific computation, web development, systems analysis, technical writing, and teaching.
Samah Larabi
Post-Doctoral Fellow
hydrodynamic modelling of reservoirs; potential impact of climate change on the management of water release and fish habitat; engineering; innovative automatic calibration methods for hydrological models
Dr. Larabi's work focuses on the hydrodynamic modelling of reservoirs and investigation of the potential impact of climate change on the management of water release and fish habitat, and the development of innovative automatic calibration methods for hydrological models.
Seoncheol Park
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Global Water Futures project; statistical approaches based on extreme value theory; potential impacts of changes in drought-related extremes; extreme value statistics; spatio-temporal data analysis; climate and environmental data.
Dr. Park's position is part of a collaboration between the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures project, and PCIC. He is developing and applying statistical approaches based on extreme value theory in order to study the potential impacts of changes in drought-related extremes. His research interests include extreme value statistics, spatio-temporal data analysis, and their application to climate and environmental data.
Shahabul Alam
Post-Doctoral Research Hydrologist
hydrologic modelling; climate adaptation; impacts of climate change on the salmonid habitats; surface and subsurface hydrology; statistical downscaling; uncertainty assessment due to climate change; water balance of oil sands mine reclamation covers; flood control; riverbank protection; drainage improvement; socio-economic development
Dr. Alam is working on large-scale hydrological modelling to study the impacts of climate change on the salmonid habitats of coastal regions in British Columbia. His research interests include surface and subsurface hydrology, water balance modelling, hydrological modelling, statistical downscaling, and uncertainty assessment due to climate change and spatial and temporal variability in the water balance of oil sands mine reclamation covers.
Stephen Sobie
Regional Climate Impacts Analyst
statistical downscaling; projected climate impacts on coastal communities; Pacific and Yukon; future climate scenarios; software development; meteorological analysis; school-based weather station network; precipitation trends on Vancouver Island
Stephen Sobie evaluates statistical downscaling techniques and provides an analysis of projected climate impacts on communities in the Pacific and Yukon region using a variety of future climate scenarios.
Trevor Murdock
Lead, Regional Climate Impacts
climate research and planning; climate projections at the community level; impacts of climate change on biodiversity; analysis from regional climate models; climate scenarios and online mapping tools; downscaling to high resolution; analysis of historical climate data; improvement of seasonal climate predictions
Trevor Murdock is a climate scientist currently leading the Regional Climate Impacts Theme at PCIC. His work has focused on climate scenarios and online mapping tools, downscaling to high resolution, analysis of historical climate data and improvement of seasonal climate predictions. His current interests include: use of climate projections at the community level, impacts of climate change on biodiversity, and analysis of results from regional climate models and other forms of downscaling.
Yaqiong Wang
Research Associate
updating climate design data; projected changes in meteorological variables (snow, temperature and precipitation); climate variability analysis; climate extremes and resilience; climate change-related risks; risk management; data and statistical homogenization;
Yaqiong Wang produces updated climate design data that accounts for projected changes in various meteorological variables, such as snow, temperature and precipitation. Her research interests include climate variability analysis, climate extremes and resilience. She is also interested in understanding climate-related risks and risk management.
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Devin Todd
Researcher-in-Residence Negative Emissions Technologies
climate solutions; negative emission technologies; CO2 sequestration; decarbonization strategies; climate R&D
Dr. Todd is a Researcher in-Residence focusing on Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs), strategies that extract CO2 from the atmosphere and trap it in recalcitrant carbon products. He is part of the PICS Theme Partnership Program on Solid Carbon, which investigates renewable-powered direct air capture of CO2 combined with permanent geosequestration in offshore basalt formations. He has worked with start-ups and investors to advance and triage their cleantech projects.
Hannah Teicher
Researcher-in-Residence Built Environment, Acting Associate Director
climate solutions; architecture and built environment; building envelope; sea level rise resilience; sustainable design and planning
Dr. Teicher is a Researcher-in-Residence focusing on climate solutions in the built environment. She brings experience in research and practice at multiple scales from the building envelope to regional coalitions. She was awarded the MIT Martin Fellowship for Sustainability for her PhD research analyzing how a climate security agenda is being mobilized across multiple levels of government in the U.S. to develop community/military collaborations for resilience to sea level rise. She practiced architecture with Shape in Vancouver by designing cutting edge, green residential and community projects.
Kristy Faccer
Program Manager (UVic)
Climate Solutions Navigator; program management; climate change adaptation and mitigation; student engagement; institutional outreach; climate solutions; sustainability; climate resilience; corporate sustainability and climate action
Dr. Faccer joined PICS after more than a decade of work as an international advisor, researcher and practitioner in the fields of climate change and sustainability. She manages the Climate Solution Navigator as well as other engagement initiatives from PICS. Participated in projects on nearly every continent, engaging with and learn from leaders and innovators across all sectors of society. Her written work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, books and the popular media and covered topics from corporate sustainability and the green economy, to climate resilience. Her research focuses on how attention to context and collaboration between unlikely allies can positively shape climate action within and beyond the firm.
Sybil Seitzinger
Professor, Executive Director PICS, American Geophysical Union Fellow
climate solutions; atmosphere-ocean biogeochemistry; global nitrogen cycle; antrhopogenic effects
Dr. Seitzinger is a international leader on the causes of environmental change. Prior to joining PICS as executive director in 2015, she was executive director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (ICBP) in Sweden.

Other centres and institutes at UVic

Areas related to climate solutions
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
interactions between ecological processes; climate change on intertidal communities; predicting the occurrence and strength of selection on the rate of adaptation to new environments in stickleback
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
development and application of computer models of the climate system to simulate global and Canadian climate
Centre for Advanced Materials & Related Technology
energy; renewables; environmental monitoring; sustainable materials
Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives
migration & mobility; globalization; unsustainable prosperity
Centre for Biomedical Research
genetics; evolution; ecology; biotechnology and health
Centre for Forest Biology
ecology; genomics; nutrition molecular biology; Bev Glover Greenhouse
Centre for Global Studies
governance; social and ecological justice; climate justice; cultural identity; Environment (Polis Project)
Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement
environmental governance; social justice
Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation
sustainable management; sustainable finance; CSR; carbon offset calculation; social and ecological systems
Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
migration studies; climate adaptation
Centre for Youth and Society
youth wellbeing; health; transitions; Indigenous youth; youth & international contexts; inclusion & engagement; literacy & digital youth
Environmental Law Centre
water; sustainable communities; resilience; climate and energy equity; environmental justice
Institute for Integrated Energy Systems
energy systems; renewable energy; clean transportation; advanced energy tech; sustainable buildings and communities; human dimensions; climate mitigation
Institute on Aging & Life Long Health
aging; vulnerability; lifelong health
Matrix Institute for Applied Data Science
environment; climate change; smart & green cities
The Astronomy Research Centre
data analysis; atmospheric evolution; environment analysis
Water & Climate Impacts Research Centre
hydrology; oil sands monitoring; hydrologic and ecological impacts of atmospheric change and variability
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