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Work experience

Nov 2013Present

Research Assistant

University of Victoria
  • Literature reviewing, report writing and project support in conjunction with Environment Canada’s National Water Research Institute staff
  • Reviewing and authoring of literature relevant to climate change and the impacts on freshwater ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic
May 2015Sep 2015

Student Agroclimate Data Analyst

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
  • Spatial and statistical analysis, display and troubleshooting to assist national programs including: Canadian/North American Drought Monitor, National Livestock Tax Deferral and Agroclimate Impact Reporter
Aug 2014Apr 2015

Teaching Assistant Consultant and Specialist Instructor

University of Victoria
  • Mentoring of Specialist instructors within the Department of Geography
  • Providing professional development and TA support seminars
  • Developing and delivering lab content for an Introduction to Maps and GIS course
Mar 2015Mar 2015

Consulting Scientist

Environment Canada
  • Synthesis of current states of research on specific topics related to climate change
  • Providing suggestions for future research directions
Sep 2011Apr 2013

Lab Instructor and Academic Assistant

University of Regina
  • Teaching lab courses in the Department of Geography and Department of Engineering including:
    • Introduction to Physical Geography – Lab instructor and content developer
    • Geomorphology – Academic assistant
    • Engineering Design and Communication – Discussion leader and teaching assistant
Sep 2011Apr 2013

Research Assistant

University of Regina

Operation of lab equipment and analysis of output, examining the particle size distribution of sediment from water samples taken from glacier-fed lakes

Education

20132013

Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

University of Regina
20112013

Master of Science, Geography

University of Regina
20072011

Bachelor of Science, Geography

University of Northern British Columbia

Certifications

2007Present

Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator

Transport Canada
2015Present

Ground Search and Rescue

Justice Institute of British Columbia
Feb 2015Feb 2017

Wilderness and Remote First-aid and CPR-C

Canadian Red Cross

Skills

Public speaking and science communication

Delivery of technical and non-technical content to a wide range of audiences ranging from, but not exclusive to:

  • Academics
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Agricultural producers
  • Government officials
ArcGIS suite of programs
  • Experience using the ArcGIS suite of programs from spatial data analysis and display
Remote limnological sampling
  • Deployment, troubleshooting and data analysis from remote Arctic Lake Monitoring System buoy (Environment Canada).
  • Water sample collection from remote glacier-fed lacustrine environments
Sediment sampling and analysis
  • Collection of lake water and lake-bed sediment samples using tools such as an Ekman corer, gravity corer and automated water samplers
  • Analysis of particle size distribution of sediment in water samples taken from glacier-fed lakes in BC with specific focus on cohesive sediment particles
  • Use of laboratory equipment for the examination of water and sediment properties