Thomas Dyck

PhD Candidate

Co-supervised with Ryan Plummer (Brock University)


Twitter: @thomasdyck

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am interested in collaboration, community engagement, knowledge, and the evolving ways that communities participate in environmental resource governance and the multi-level implications on social, political, cultural, and environmental contexts. My current research involves a collaborative research partnership with three Ontario First Nation communities to examine adaptive forms of water governance. This research examines community perspectives and approaches to water governance, shedding light on the challenges on opportunities for addressing the complex and uncertain water issues confronting First Nations. Prior to my PhD, I worked within the Ontario Ministry of Environment focused on source water protection. I received my MA in Geography at the University of Hong Kong, where I completed a dissertation on the economic and environmental outcomes of land policy and land use change in China. I currently sit on the Canadian Water Network Student and Young Professional Committee as the Social Media and Communications Coordinator.