External Core Members (CNCS)

Madhur Anand

Professor, University of Guelph

Madhur Anand is professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She is an internationally recognized ecologist with research interests ranging from theoretical to empirical studies of natural and human-induced changes in ecosystems at regional and global scales and their implications for sustainability.

Joern Davidsen

Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Jörn Davidsen is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and a member of the Complexity Science Group as well as the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, leading the Computational Neuroscience Platform under the University of Calgary’s Brain and Mental Health Strategy. With a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Kiel, Germany, he has worked on applications ranging from neurosciences to earthquakes, from the climate system to nonlinear chemical reaction kinetics (with Nobel laureate Gerhardt Ertls group, for example), using tools from statistical physics, network science and nonlinear dynamics. Dr. Davidsen is a Humboldt Research Fellow at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, Germany and was elected Secretary of the Nonlinear Geophysics Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union in 2015 and in 2017.

Liane Gabora

Professor, Psychology, University of British Columbia

Liane Gabora is a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on how the creative process works, and the role of creativity and innovation in cultural evolution, using both experimental studies with humans and computational models.

Mary O'Connor

Associate Professor, Zoology; Associate Director, Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia

Mary I. O'Connor is an Associate Professor in the Zoology Department and Associate Director of the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. O'Connor is a leader in metabolic ecology research, using experiments, data synthesis and theoretical models to understand change in aquatic ecosystems, including causes and consequences of biodiversity change and climate change impacts.

Raja Sengupta

Associate Professor, Geography, McGill University

Raja Sengupta's research projects follow three distinct but complementary paths that fall under the broad umbrella of GIScience: agent-based models, spatial tools to measure anthropogenic impacts, and methodological improvements to existing GIScience tools.  Within GIScience, the use of agent-based mo

James Shelley

Research Project Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Health Sciences

James Shelley is the Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and a Research Project Coordinator in the Office of the Dean at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. In addition, he serves as Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator in the Department of Geography and Environment in the Faculty of Social Science.

Roger White

Professor, Geography, Memorial University

Roger White is Honorary Research Professor in the Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and since 2007 has also been affiliated with the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) in Mol, Belgium.