About Leadership Team and Secretariat

Leadership Team and Administrative Centre


David Hik

David Hik
Co-Research Director

E: david.hik@ualberta.ca

T: 1 (780) 492-9878

Dr. David Hik is a Professor of Biology at the University of Alberta. David Hik’s research interests have been focused on the ecology and dynamics of Arctic and mountain environments; determinants of social-ecological resilience; and the interface between science and policy.

To Be Confirmed
Co-Research Director

Christy Urban

 Christy Urban
Executive Director

E: christy.urban@ualberta.ca

T: 1 (780) 492-0604

 Christy offers CMN 18 years of business expertise with a strong concentration in strategic planning, management, reporting, and corporate communication. As an experienced executive and consultant, she has worked on countless projects for the corporate and non-profit sector as well as, government. She has also held the title of Executive Director and Managing Director for various environmental and technology-based incorporations.
 Christy Urban

 Matthew Berry
Director of Partnership Development

E: mberry@ualberta.ca

T: 1 (403) 700-2822

Matthew Berry advises forward-thinking organizations on strategic communications, policy, partnerships, and organizational development. He has held a wide variety of positions in post-secondaries, the not-for-profit sector, the energy industry, provincial and federal governments, and Parliament.
 Kathy Watton
Administrative Assistant

Pierre Lin
Communications Intern

E: pslin@ualberta.ca

 Pierre is an undergraduate student pursuing a BSc Specialization in Computing Science at the University of Alberta. With a background in the geology program at the University of Alberta, he brings a diverse, interdisciplinary skill set. He is currently employed as a Communications Intern with the Canadian Mountain Network.

Kathrin Kapfinger
Communications Intern

E: kapfinge@ualberta.ca

Kathrin is a Master of Arts student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta, with a special interest in International Relations and Migration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in North American Studies and Political Science. She is currently employed as a Communications Intern at the Canadian Mountain Network.

Michelle Murphy
Communications Intern

E: mnmurphy@ualberta.ca

Michelle is a Master of Art student at the University of Alberta. She previously completed a Bachelor of Science and has an interdisciplinary background with coursework in biology, nutrition, and food science. She is currently employed as a Communications Intern for the Canadian Mountain Network and is a Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation.