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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.

Gildas Dayon

Gildas is a hydroclimate scientist at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, which he joined in early 2017. His research interests include internal and forced climate variability and how these impact the hydrological cycle. Gildas also worked on statistical downscaling methods and on the assessment of their transferability in the future climate.

His work at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium focuses on the impacts of internal climate variability on the hydrological cycle of British Columbia and streamflow temperature modeling.

Lee Zeman

Lee Zeman is a Programmer/Analyst with the Computational Support Group at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. His main focus is developing web tools to enable exploration and analysis of climate data. Lee has an A.Arts. in New Media with a specialization in Computer Animation and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. Prior to joining PCIC, Lee worked as a consultant developing scientific visualizations, and was previously Lab Manager of the Scientific Database Lab at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

Matthew Benstead

Matthew Benstead is a System Administrator at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium within the Computational Support Group. His main focus is to support and maintain the compute, storage and network infrastructure used at PCIC. Matthew has a B.Eng in Computer Systems and many years of professional experience as a system administrator, as well as hardware and software support. Prior to joining PCIC Matthew worked for a multinational computer technology company on a long term project in the health-care space, and at two universities in various capacities.

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.

Charles Curry

Charles Curry is a Research Associate at PCIC. He has been engaged in Earth system and regional climate modeling since 2003, holding various research posts at UVic and Environment Canada. His research interests include the effects of climate change on the hydrological cycle in Western North America, observed and modelled climate extremes, the behaviour and downscaling of surface winds, simulations of global climate engineering, and the biogeochemical and radiative modelling of greenhouse gases.

Kathy Veldhoen

Kathy Veldhoen is PCIC's 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.

Yaqiong Wang

Yaqiong Wang is a Research Associate at PCIC . She is currently working on producing updated climate design data that accounts for projected changes in various meteorological variables, such as snow, temperature and precipitation. Yaqiong’s research interests include climate variability analysis, climate extremes and resilience. She is also interested in understanding climate-related risks and risk management.

James Hiebert

James Hiebert joined PCIC in October 2009 as team lead for the Computational 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.


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