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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.

Johnathan Helfrich

Johnathan is an Assistant Hydrologic Programmer/ Analyst (Co-op) at PCIC. He is also in his third year at the University of Victoria in Software Engineering, following year spent at the University of Calgary in General Engineering. At PCIC, Johnathan works developing web applications. His eventual goal in software engineering is to work in development. Outside of work, he enjoys keeping active, working out and playing sports as well as watching movies and doing personal software projects.

Ada Sungar

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Eric Yvorchuk

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Pei-Ling Wang

Dr. Wang has joined PCIC's Climate Analysis and Monitoring Theme as a Post Doctoral Researcher. Her work is focused on developing uncertainty estimates to accompany high-resolution climate data, integrating remote sensing data into PCIC’s climate maps, creation of high-resolution time-series maps of BC’s climate, characterizing climate extremes in BC and developing data sets to drive hydrologic models. A full bio will be coming, soon.

Teresa Rush

Teresa joined PCIC in May 2021 and is the Administrative Assistant who provides administrative support to the Director, the Lead Planning and Operations and Administrative Coordinator to facilitate day-to-day operations. Prior to joining PCIC, Teresa worked for the University of Victoria for 20 years, providing administrative support in Accounting Services, VP Research, VP Finance and Operations, and the office of the University Secretary.

Teresa began her administrative working career in a hospital setting for 18 years before relocating to Victoria from Ottawa, Ontario.

Stacey O’Sullivan

Stacey O’Sullivan joined PCIC in February 2021 to support the User Engagement and Training Specialist in stakeholder engagement surrounding climate data and climate adaptation. Stacey completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo in 2013 and spent six years working as an environmental technician in industry, consulting, and government contexts. She recently returned to Waterloo to complete a Master of Climate Change program, and is excited to apply her learnings in climate adaptation to her role with PCIC.

Travis Tai

Travis joined PCIC in September 2020 to work on salmon population risk assessments as part of the BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund. He will be working on integrating hydrological models and developing a climate change risk assessment framework  for salmon species across BC.

Md. Shahabul Alam

Dr. Md. Shahabul Alam is a post-doctoral research hydrologist with PCIC working within the Hydrologic Impacts theme. He is working on a project that will focus on large-scale hydrological modelling to study the impacts of climate change on the salmonid habitats of coastal regions in British Columbia.

Kari Tyler

Kari Tyler joined PCIC in December 2018 in a new role focussed on user engagement and training.

She brings 8 years of experience working in climate change adaptation and resilience building. She has worked in adaptation policy for the Alberta and British Columbia provincial governments, and has experience as a consultant working in North America and internationally.

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