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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.

Nicolaas Annau

Nic Annau is a Scientific Software Developer with a BSc in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Victoria. His experience in astrophysics helped him hone his skills as a data scientist and passionate science communicator. He strongly believes in the power of science and data to influence cultural change and highlight our obligation to protect and cherish our only home.

Kari Tyler

Kari's bio will be coming soon.

Charlotte Ballantyne

Charlotte is a climate data analyst in the Climate Analysis and Monitoring theme at PCIC. She is working on improving current and future PRISM maps and assimilating climate records into the Provincial Climate Data Set (PCDS).

Yanping He

Yanping He is a Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) funded research associate working on developing statistical models that link surface maximum winds with power outage for future trend estimation in coastal BC. She gained her PhD and MS degree in the fields of climate dynamics and 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 with a background in Earth system and regional climate modelling. His research interests include the effects of climate change on the hydrological cycle in Western North America, the added value of dynamical downscaling, 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.

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