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Alberta Initiating Group

Next meeting of the Group: TBA

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Current Chair(s): 

Jeffrey Kavanaugh
 
E: jeff.kavanaugh@ualberta.ca
T: 1 (780) 492-1740
Planning Co-Lead of the Mountain NCE

 Christy Urban

E: christy.urban@ualberta.ca
T: 1 (780) 492-0604

Executive Director of the Canadian Mountain Network

General Members:

Laura Blazejewski Measurement Consultant at Campbell Scientific Canada
John Borrowman Mayor at Town of Canmore
Fiona Chen
David Coltman Assistant Dean of Research, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta
Adrienne Cunnings Coordinator for Research and University Groups, University of Calgary
Kelsey Dokis-Jansen Indigenous Initiatives Manager, University of Alberta
Eric Donovan Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary
Peter Dunfield Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
Mark Edwards Curator of Mammalogy, Royal Alberta Museum
Xing Fang Research Officer, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan
Monireh Faramarzi Campus Alberta Innovates Program (CAIP) Chair in Watershed Science, University of Alberta
Mark Fercho Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of Jasper
Joyce Gould Science Coordinator, Parks Division, Alberta Parks, Government of Alberta
Chad Gulevich General Manager, Mountain Robson Inn
Lars Hallstrom Director, Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities, University of Alberta
Elizabeth Halpenny Associate Professor, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
Howie Harshaw Assistant Professor, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
Laurie Harvey Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez Assistant Professor, Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
Jodi Hilty President and Chief Scientist, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Richard Ireland Mayor, Municipality of Jasper
Aerin Jacob Conservation Scientist, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Shawnee Janes Wilson General Manager, Jasper Inn & Suites, Best Western Jasper
Ed Johnson Director, Biogeoscience Institute,University of Calgary
Stephen Johnston Chair and Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
Brian Joubert Senior Planner, Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Jeff Kneteman Senior Biologist (Hinton), Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Valerie Sharone Krebs
Naomi Krogman Professor, Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta

Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta

Tracy Lachine
Brian Lanoil Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Research, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Lisa Lee Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, Town of Banff
Tracy Lee Senior Project Manager, Miistakis Institute, Mount Royal University
Harvey Locke Co-founder and Strategic Adviser, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
M Derek MacKenzie Assistant Professor, Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
Marie-Eve Marchand Bison Belong
Shawn Marshall Canada Research Chair in Climate Change

Professor, Geography, University of Calgary

Joyce Matthews University of Calgary
Sarah McCormack Library Director, Banff Public Library
Terri McHugh Program Lead, Alberta Land-Use Knowledge Network, fRI Research
Randall McKay Manager of Planning and Development, Town of Banff
Tara Narwani Acting Director of the Information Centre, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute
Mark Nuttall Henry Marshall Tory Research Chair in Anthropology

Professor, Anthropology, University of Alberta

John Paczkowski Park Ecologist, Kananaskis Region, Alberta Parks, Government of Alberta
Joseph Patrouch Professor, History and Classics, University of Alberta

Director, Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, University of Alberta

Pattie Pavlov General Manager, Chamber of Commerce Jasper
Casey Peirce Executive Director, The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment
Melanie Percy Senior Park Ecologist, Government of Alberta
Sabrina Peric Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary
Liza Piper Associate Professor, History and Classics, University of Alberta
Vakhtang Putkaradze Centennial Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta

Site Director, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)

Julie Rak Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), English and Fils Studies, University of Alberta
Salman Rasheed  Resource Conservation Officer, Parks Canada
Christopher Rawlusyk  Research Assistant and Undergraduate Geographer at University of Calgary
PearlAnn Reichwein  Associate Professor, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
Kathy Rettie  Adjunct Associate Professor, Geography, University of Alberta
Bart Robinson Communications Director, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

Formerly Executive Director, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Zac Robinson  Associate Professor, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
Kimmy Shade  Manager, Engagement and Relationships – South
Stewardship, Indigenous Relations, Government of Alberta
Martin Sharp  Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
 Bill Shotyk Professor, Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
 Stephen Slemon Professor, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
 Bill Snow  Consultation Manager at Stoney Tribal Administration
Karen Sorensen Mayor, Town of Banff
Colleen Cassady St. Clair Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Gordon Stenhouse Wildlife Biologist and Program Lead, fRI Research
Kim TallBear Associate Professor, Native Studies, University of Alberta
Leslie Taylor Owner, L.A. Taylor Consulting
Angie Thom Director of Library Services, Municipality of Jasper

 

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