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Francis Zwiers

Dr. Francis Zwiers is director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) at the University of Victoria. His former roles include chief of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis and director of the Climate Research Division, both at Environment and Climate Change Canada. As a research scientist, his expertise is in the application of statistical methods to the analysis of observed and simulated climate variability and change. Dr.

Rod Glover

Rod Glover is a software engineer at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium within the Computational Support Group. His main focus is full-stack development of web applications and online tools for visualizing and delivering climate data. Rod has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science in theory of computation.

Chao Li

Chao Li is a hydroclimatology scientist at Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. His research interests focus on the dynamics and impacts of weather and climate extremes. The topics that he is currently exploring include: 1) estimation of changes in short-duration precipitation extremes, 2) detection, attribution, and projection of weather and climate extremes, and 3) evaluation of how changes in weather and climate extremes affect natural and human systems.

Kathy Veldhoen

Kathy Veldhoen recently joined PCIC as Lead, Planning and Operations, bringing strong experience in financial, operational and project management. Prior to joining PCIC she held various management and executive roles with the University of Victoria’s industry liaison office, with primary responsibility for all financial and operational functions, including management of the University’s patent portfolio and related license agreements. She holds a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant designation.

Christian Seiler

Christian's research is about the dynamics of coastal storms, how well they are reproduced by climate models, and how they are projected to change in the future. He joined PCIC in Sep 2013, when he started working as a post-doctoral research fellow for the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR). Christian is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria where he teaches an introductory course on climate physics (EOS491/562A).

James Hiebert

James Hiebert joined PCIC in October 2009 as a member of the computation support group. He was previously a Physical Scientist in the Coast Survey Development Lab of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in Washington, DC. James earned his master's degree in computer science from the University of Oregon, focusing on peer-to-peer networking and Internet routing.

Markus Schnorbus

Markus Schnorbus joined PCIC in April 2009 and became Lead Hydrologist in July 2010. Prior to joining PCIC Markus was a Hydrologic Modelling Scientist and Forecaster with the BC Ministry of Environment, River Forecast Centre, where he was engaged in the analysis of observed climate and hydrometric data and the application of various hydrologic models for flood, drought and seasonal streamflow forecasting.

Stephen Sobie

Stephen is currently working as a PCIC Regional Climate Impacts Analyst, evaluating statistical downscaling techniques and providing an analysis of projected climate impacts on communities in the Pacific and Yukon region using a variety of future climate scenarios. He previously provided software development and meteorological analysis for the University of Victoria school-based weather station network, and studied precipitation trends on Vancouver Island as part of his graduate work.

Faron Anslow

As a PCIC Climatologist Faron Anslow's work focuses on the assimilation of historical climate records from six provincial ministries and two private stakeholders (BCHydro and Rio Tinto/Alcan) into a homogeneous climate dataset. In summer, 2011 these data will be used to develop high-resolution, monthly climatology maps of BC in a collaborative effort with the PRISM group at Oregon State University.

Shelley Ma

Shelley Ma is currently on leave. Shelley joined PCIC in 2011 and has served as the Administrative Assistant who provides executive support to the Director and also the Lead Planning and Operations to facilitate day-to-day operations. Prior to joining PCIC, Shelley had 7-years of research and administration experience in university settings both in and out of Canada.


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