People profiles

Daniel Henstra

Daniel Henstra

Professor

Daniel is associate professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and co-lead of the Climate Risk Research Group. His research focuses on the governance of complex policy areas such as climate change adaptation, emergency management and flood risk management.

Jason Thistlethwaite

Jason Thistlethwaite

Professor

Jason is associate professor for the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development. His research focuses on innovative strategies designed to reduce the economic impacts of extreme weather and climate change.

Andrea Minano

Andrea Minano

Research Manager

Andrea is the research manager for the Climate Risk Research Group and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. 

Truzaar Dordi

Truzaar Dordi

Doctoral Researcher

Truzaar is a doctoral candidate in Sustainability Management at the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development, working under the supervision of Olaf Weber.

Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson

Research Assistant

Sarah is a graduate of the University of Waterloo's International Development program with an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree, and a minor in political science.

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Danielle Lebre

Research Assistant

Danielle is a Master’s Student in Sustainability Management at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, working under the supervision of Jason Thistlethwaite. Her research focuses on flood policy and governance, and how flood risk management is being discussed within the Canadian political sphere. She is the recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

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Sandra Biskupovic

Research Assistant

Sandra is a MES candidate in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development. She is the recipient of the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and the University of Waterloo Presidents Graduate Scholarship for 2020/2021.

Leah Whittaker

Research Assistant

Leah is an MES candidate in Sustainability Management at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development.  Leah is the recipient of the Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award and the University of Waterloo President's Graduate Scholarship for 2020/2021. Her research focuses on flood risk management and the development of policy for managed retreat programs in Canada.

Eva Bogdan

Eva (Evalyna) Bogdan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Evalyna is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Researcher and a MEOPAR Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on how diverse and competing priorities are navigated in policies and practices addressing socio-environmental problems, especially related to flood risk governance. To examine these complex challenges, Evalyna applies an interdisciplinary lens and innovative stakeholder engagement approaches.

Connor Darlington

Connor Darlington

Doctoral Researcher

Connor is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. His research is on quantifying geospatial flood risk, flood risk communication and integrating this information into a risk score for homeowners and other stakeholders in Canada.

Shaieree Cottar

Shaieree Cottar

Coordinator, Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum

Shaieree is a PhD student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo and the coordinator for the Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum.

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