Research Team

Project Leads 

Pam Shaw, PhD MCIP RPP FRCGS

Research Director, MABRRI 

Vancouver Island University 


Lindsay McCunn, PhD

Director, Environmental Psychology Research Lab

Vancouver Island University


Sylvie Lafrenière, PhD

Professor, Sociology 

Vancouver Island University


Geraldine Manson 

Elder in Residence and Faculty 

Vancouver Island University 


Lindsay Chase

PhD Student, Geography

University of Victoria


Maureen Reed, PhD

Co-Chair, UNESCO Biocultural Diversity Reconciliation, and Renewal

University of Saskatchewan 


Maria Ines Paez Ferriera, PhD

Professor and Coordinator Environmental Engineering Post-Graduation Program 

Instituto Federal de Educacao

Collaborators 

Martin Price 

Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies

University of Highlands and Islands 


Graham Sakaki 

Research and Community Engagement Coordinator, MABRRI 

Vancouver Island University 


Farhad Moghimehfar 

Professor, Recreation and Tourism 

Vancouver Island University 


Monica Shore 

Coordinator 

Canadian Biosphere Reserve Association


Diedre (Dee) Cullon, PhD 

University of Victoria 

Highly Qualified Personnel 

Courtney Vaugeois

Assistant Research and Community Engagement Coordinator, MABRRI 

Vancouver Island University 


Jessica Pyett

Research and Community Engagement Coordinator, MABRRI 

Vancouver Island University 


Ariel Verhoeks

GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist, MABRRI 

Vancouver Island University 


Jenica Ng-Cornish

Project Coordinator, MABRRI 
Vancouver Island University 


 Anna Lawrence

Senior Research Assistant, MABRRI

Vancouver Island University 


Alisha Feser

Student, Master of Community Planning

Vancouver Island University 


Pierce Melnick 

Student, Psychology

Vancouver Island University  


Brittany Rempel 

Student, Geoscience 

Vancouver Island University 


Brad Vince

Student, Master of Community Planning 

Vancouver Island University 


Sarah Foulkes

Student, Master of Community Planning 

Vancouver Island University 


Laura Clark

Student, Master of Community Planning 

Vancouver Island University 


Claire Stewart

Student, Graphic Design 

Vancouver Island University 


Adrian Myszka 

Student, Master of Community Planning

Vancouver Island University 


Holly Yee

Student, Master of Community Planning 

Vancouver Island University 


Courtenay Miller

Student, Master of Community Planning

Vancouver Island University 


Karissa Sawyer

Student, Psychology

Vancouver Island University 


Taylor Shorting

Student, Psychology

Vancouver Island University 


Jocelyn Benji

Volunteer

Past Highly Qualified Personnel 

Becky Theissen 

Project Coordinator, MABRRI

Vancouver Island University 


Teneal Gagnon 

Student, Psychology

Vancouver Island University  


Emma Ferris

Student, Psychology

Vancouver Island University 


Sevdan Ebadi 

Student, Master of Community Planning 

Vancouver Island University 


 Eleni Gibson

Student, Master of Community Planning 

Vancouver Island University 


 Jake Rogger

Student, Master of Community Planning 

Vancouver Island University


Jason Bradley 

GIS Technician 

Vancouver Island University