Sondra Eger

PhD Candidate

Supervised by Professor Simon Courtenay (University of Waterloo)


Twitter: @SonEger

Sondra Eger is a PhD candidate in Simon Courtenay’s Lab at the University of Waterloo, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Sondra’s research addresses challenges in the implementation of Integrated Coastal and Oceans Management (ICOM) in Canada, with a focus on the Bay of Fundy. More specifically, Sondra is investigating the opportunity for regional governance as a way to move toward ICOM. This project includes an examination of past and current ICOM initiatives in Atlantic Canada and the role played by communities in implementing ICOM initiatives. Because place-based problems often demand place-based solutions, this research will enhance the resilience of coastal social-ecological systems through a better understanding of governance conditions and the capacity at the local-regional scale to complement federal actions through community-driven ICOM initiatives.