Dr. Pamela Shaw

Dr. Pamela Shaw, PhD, MCIP, RPP, FRCGS

Boards and Committees/ Conseils et comités

Director of VIU’s Master of Community Planning Program

Research Director of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute, which focuses on community-based, applied, practical projects that link students, faculty, and community groups/agencies.

Publisher and Senior Editor of the International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Publisher and Editor of VIU Press

Elected Board Member, Canadian Institute of Planners, representing BC and Yukon

Elected Vice President, Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association

Recipient of a 2018 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

Biography

Pamela Shaw PhD MCIP RPP FRCGS is a 2018 3M Teaching Fellow, Geography Professor, Director of the Master of Community Planning Program, Research Director of the UNESCO Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Research Institute (MABRRI), Senior Editor of the International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, Senior Editor of VIU Press, and a Fellow with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She is also an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Planning and Vice President of the Canadian Biosphere Reserve Association. Pam has won multiple awards for teaching and is known for creatively engaging students in applied, community-based research. Many projects have developed in partnership with First Nations on Vancouver Island, with the research questions shaped by the Nation to address practical issues.  Pam’s current research focuses on the human/nature relationship in biosphere regions, as these regions are intended to serve as model sites for how people can co-exist with nature.

Biographie

Pamela Shaw Ph.D. MCIP RPP FRCGS est boursière 3M 2018, professeur de géographie, directrice du programme de maîtrise en planification communautaire, directrice de la recherche à l’Institut de recherche sur la biosphère Mount Arrowsmith de l’UNESCO, rédacteur principal de la Revue internationale des réserves de biosphère de l’UNESCO. Rédacteur principal de VIU Press et membre de la Société géographique royale du Canada. Elle est également membre élue du conseil d’administration de l’Institut canadien de planification et vice-présidente de l’Association canadienne des réserves de la biosphère. Pam a remporté de nombreux prix pour son enseignement et est reconnue pour son engagement créatif dans la recherche appliquée appliquée dans la communauté. De nombreux projets ont été mis au point en partenariat avec les Premières nations de l’île de Vancouver, et les questions de recherche ont été façonnées par le pays pour régler des problèmes pratiques. Les recherches actuelles de Pam portent sur la relation homme / nature dans les régions de la biosphère, car ces régions sont censées servir de sites modèles pour la manière dont les gens peuvent coexister avec la nature.

Selected Publications/ Publications sélectionnées

Shaw, P. (2018) Plan Canada. Guest Editor of the Spring 2018 edition, vol. 58, no. 1. Editorial on Innovations in Planning.

Lobato-Calleros, O and P. Shaw. (2018) “Quality Assessment Methods for Index of Community Sustainability.” Submitted to Business Process Management Journal November 12, 2017 and accepted for publication February 28, 2018.

Ferreira, M.I.P., P. Shaw, G. Sakaki, T. Alexander. (2017) “Collaborative governance and watershed management in biosphere reserves in Brazil and Canada.” Submitted to Ambiente & Água Journal October 9, 2017.

Ferreira, M.I.P., P. Shaw, G. Sakaki, T. Alexander, L.F. Umbelino dos Santos. (2017) “Thrivability Appraisals.” The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice, vol. 13, issue 3.

Shaw, P. et al. (2017) “The Establishment of a Database on Current Research in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Limitations and Opportunities.” International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, vol. 1, no. 2.

Vaugeois, N., A. Williams, S. Karsten, P. Shaw. (2016) “Uncovering and Mapping Place Attachment in Small Cities.”  Travel and Tourism Research Association 2016 Conference. Sept. 26, 2016. Refereed Academic Paper for Presentation.

Mitchell, A., Shaw P., and D. Miller. (2017) “A Roadmap to Independence: The K’omoks First Nation Proactive Approach to Sustainable Land Management.” Plan Canada, vol. 56, no. 4.