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Farewell lunch for Lara

Me, Lara and Brooke at Efes Turkish Cuisine on International Women’s Day

Had a lovely lunch at Efes on Friday with my two current postdocs, Brooke McWherter and Lara Cornejo, to farewell Lara whose last day will be at the end of this month and who is working remotely until then. It also turned out to be International Women’s Day and so it was a fitting day to be getting together. Thanks, Lara, for all the great work on NSERC ResNet over the last two years.

New SSHRC KS grant

Great news this morning from my co-supervised postdoc at SMU, HM Tuihedur Rahman, who was successful in the most recent round of SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis grants. Called ‘Using carrying capacity measures to guide the transformation of coastal governance systems for sustainability’, we have a dream team of collaborators, including Melanie Zurba and Peter Duinker here in SRES, and Tony Charles and Danika van Proosdij at SMU. Looking forward to this new initiative. Congratulations, Tuihedur! We’ll be looking for some good RAs soon to help dig into the literature on this topic.

Later update: This good news was followed by awful news in the afternoon that my SSHRC Insight Grant was not successful. Back on the horse this fall!

New postdoc opening: Social Dynamics of Nature-based Coastal Adaptation

Wild child with storm surge, Regatta Point, March 3, 2018.

Wild child with storm surge, Regatta Point, March 3, 2018.

As of March 21, DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 15, 2018 for May start.
Thanks to a recent funding decision I’m circulating a new postdoctoral fellowship opportunity to work on a project with Dr Danika van Proosdij and I. This postdoc will be based in Danika’s lab at Saint Mary’s University, and work closely with us both to lead landscape social science around nature-based coastal adaptations such as dykeland realignment, salt marsh restoration, managed retreat and natural shorelines. This postdoc will support the new Making Room for Movement project and be part of an emerging interdisciplinary community of practice in the region on coastal climate adaptation. It could hardly be more timely, given the significant storm surge we’ve had the past few days. Please help me spread the good news!


Hiring a PDF in Social Context of Sustainable Grazing Systems


John Parkins (UA) and  I are looking for a high quality post-doctoral scholar to do social science research on our ongoing SSHRC-funded project related to adaptive grazing systems like Savory’s Holistic Management. A wide range of fields and methods are possible. The work will be based in Canada (either Halifax or Edmonton). The candidate will ideally have some understanding of the Canadian grazing context, but international candidates who are otherwise qualified and interested should make contact by August 1, 2017. Read the full ad here.

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