Climate Risk Research Group
The Climate Risk Research Group (CRRG) contributes practical research insights on the governance of Canadian climate change adaptation through evidence-based policy advice. As a data analyst with CRRG, I am responsible for mining, transforming, modelling, and visualizing data in a policy-friendly manner. My applications of statistics, machine learning, natural language processing, and network modelling have contributed to several publications on flood policy, flood risk management, flood risk governance, community resilience and stakeholder engagement.
Centre for International Governance Innovation
As a policy researcher, our research examines strategies to integrate the Canadian financial sector in the transition to a low carbon economy. The research includes a systematic analysis of existing national climate finance guidelines, spatial analysis of the global distribution of climate policies, and a survey of the financial sector on the applicability of select policy mechanisms.
Intact Center for Climate Adaptation
As a data analyst with the Home Flood Protection Program, I conduct statistical analysis and visualization of household flood risk, using Rstudio to translate quantitative and qualitative survey results into reports on flood risk management for provincial, municipal, and insurance practitioners.
Smart Prosperity Institute
As a doctoral researcher with the Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network, our research examines policies to integrate the Canadian financial sector in the transition to a low carbon economy. The research includes a systematic analysis of existing national climate finance guidelines, spatial analysis of the global distribution of climate policies, and a survey of the financial sector on the applicability of select policy mechanisms.
Northern Gateway Pipeline
As the primary graduate researcher on a Canadian pipeline stakeholder simulation, our research builds a business case, teaching aid, and negotiation simulation tool to be used in upper-year undergraduate and graduate courses. The case adopts a multi-stakeholder approach, on the National Energy Board's negotiation process for the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Our simulation advances the pedagogy on scenario-based teaching, moving beyond a single stakeholder perspective often used in more traditional approaches, to more a realistic multi-perspective context for negotiation. The simulation has been tested in 8 graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University for over 300 students. The case study and teaching note is in the process of being published with Sage Business Case.
Sustainable Business Network
As the primary researcher on sustainability in SMEs, we conduct a survey to collect findings from 61 local businesses on their business culture, foresight, contingency, and reporting practices. The results of our study were presented at a conference at the Université du Québec à Montréal and have since been translated to a master's thesis for one of the co-authors.
Interdisciplinary Center on Climate Change
As a data analyst with the Interdisciplinary Center for Climate Change (IC3) World Wide Views on Climate and Energy, I conducted statistical analysis on the perception of climate risk and opportunity of 100 Canadian citizens, relative to global survey outcomes. World Wide Views is the largest-ever global citizen consultation held on climate and energy, with participation from 10,000 citizens over 76 countries. The results of our study cumulated in the Canadian report.